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My sony vaio notebook wont connect to the internet, but it can see and browse other PCs on my home network. When I try to connect to the web, the browser times out. I am running Win XP with the latest updates. I am using Explorer 7. This is a Windows problem, not a Vaio problem. I tried repairing the network connection and clearing the arp cache as suggested on Microsoft's knowledge base. Still no good. The problem's appearance does not appear to be tied to the installation of any new software. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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