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Sony lapyop with Vista installed will not connect

Sony VGN-FW290 laptop with Vista installed will not connect to the internet. I have the ethernet and wireless drivers instaled. I've tried un-installing and re-installing the drivers and hat still don't work.

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    Manjunath78 May 11, 2010

    Hi need some clarifications what is the ipaddress you are getting to get the ipadress go to start -> type cmd in search right click on the CMD icon click on run as administrator click continue in the black window type ipconfig and press enter and give me the message is there any other computer is connected to the same network and is it working?

  • hoplex May 11, 2010

    What have used to connect to Internet? Ethernet or wireless and which router?



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Please see this article, and links here here, and here to help you set up your network.
This site could also prove very helpful.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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