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ThinkPad 380ED No problem when I'm hooked into a wired network for internet, but when I try to go wireless, either at home, or a free WiFi cafe, for instance, I show as being "connnected" but the internet explorer tells me it can't connect me to any websites.

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Download firefox and try that.
or got to the tools/internet options
never dial a connections
then local area network lan settings / check auto detect settings /uncheck proxy

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