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What is a local Area connection? My laptop doesn't work, but my desktop does?

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Local area connection is the wired network interface card on the computer. On a laptop you'll see the port on the side or back. If you have a internet cable conencted to the port you'll be able to access internet on a wired conenction. Most likely you are conencted wirelessly on the laptop so it shows the local area connection disconnected.

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