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Connectivity issues when i connect my ethernet cord to my laptop from modem which has service with no drop offs. I look at the network connections and they say "identifying". I also can not connect to any web site. My i.s.p (Charter comunications) says its my laptop. How ever, when I go to my friends house or college or wherever they have Embarq as an i.s.p, I no longer have any connectivity issues. Please give me a constructive answer I need this laptop to get on the internet for school!)

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You need to be near a window if inside and try to connect to a wireless signal in reach if you can not connect choose another spot until you find a signal in reach of your computer then you should be able to connect on a regular basis

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