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I can't get my at&t mail from my laptop

At home I use my laptop and a wireless - peer to peer connection with my fathers computer which is connected through a wired High speed connection. I get connected, and can access my secondlife game, but can not pull up my home page at AT&AT?

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  • Narayanan Srinivasan May 11, 2010

    There's one possible explanation I can think of. Am assuming that
    you're not able to check webmail (through browser). If it's through
    outlook or thunderbird, it's an easier problem.

    Technically, http uses the port 80 and Secondlife being a game makes
    use of ports other than port 80. Can you please comment on whether you
    can access other websites? If you can't I'll have to guide you on how
    to forward ports.

    To sum it up. There's a chance that some of your ports are blocked.



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Check whether which connection is activated..i think the wireless connection is wrongly setup .. if u disconnect from your fathers computer ur internet will work ... so to overcome this problem.. go to internet options in your browser and go to connections--> advanced LAN that mention which network adapter is used for internet .. then the problem will be solved

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Step 1 Right-click on the two computer monitor icons in the system tray and select View Available Wireless Networks.


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Step 1 Right-click on the two computer monitor icons in the system tray and select View Available Wireless Networks.

Step 2 Uncheck the Allow me to connect to this wireless network even though it is not secure box. Highlight your wireless network (if you are connecting to a D-Link router or access point it will be default), and click Connect.

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