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I've recently bought a new laptop, unplugged all the old pc equipment and plugged in all the new laptop equipment. I cannot access the internet now?? My broadband comes through my set top box from Virgin which is downstairs, and a wire leads into my bedroom. This wire was in the bcak of the old pc and is now in my new laptop but the internet connection has failed?

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  • georgia12 Feb 13, 2008

    I've tried every port and it's just saying internet connection failed!

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Thn thr might b prlm with ur internet setup.. connect to the right port and go to RUN where u ve write ping<ip address>.. c wht happens whther it is pinging..

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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Have u connected to rite port.. i mean ve u connected RJ-45 port.. please look fr the rite port and insert it correctly..

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