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New laptop computer internet hook up

Just bought a new compact laptop and modem to hook up internet but don"t know how. I have a home computer and comcast cable service but don't know how to start the internet service.

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Make sure everything (hardware/software) are in good working condition i.e properly pre-installed, then click on start, and interet connections, the wizard will ask you on how you intend to connect to the internet, just make sure you choose the correct options and off you go. you'll be on. good luck.

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