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Laptop.. cannot connect to internet

I am a first time laptopper.. got an IBM ThinkpadT30 with a wireless cardbus adapter.
I installed the software and inserted the card.. I have cable internet service on my PC.. still cannot connect.. what am I not doing?

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If you want to use wireless connection you have to have a wireless router, and you connect your internet cable into the router, so after you can have a wireless connection with your laptop and his wireless card, and you can work with your laptop everywhere in your house.
you can buy a wireless router in every computer shop.
last thing if you have a desktop PC you can connect a new internet cable to the wireless router (type RJ45)
I hope this helps
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Uninstall the sound
Uninstall the modem
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