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Gateway laptop (windows vista) internet won't work

Gateway laptop (windows vista) says that the connection to the internet is there, the switch on the side is on so that the internet is on but the internet explorer wont work, it opens to a blank page and on the tab it says im offline.

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Within Internet Explorer, click FILE, and WORK ONLINE.

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