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IBM THINKPAD R50

MY LAPTOP WILL COMMUNICATE WITH MY WIRELESS ROUTER (LINKSYS) MY STRENGH IS EXCELLENT.WHEN I TRY TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET I GET PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET CONNECTED

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  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson May 11, 2010

    Are there any other PC's connecting to the router? If so do they have access ot the net.



    Is the router a modem as well, or just a router connected to a seperate cable modem.



    The more information the better

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You need to setup the wireless, consult the manual on how to configure the wireless.

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