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Problems connecting to internet with Vista

I recently did a system restore on my computer and now cannot connect the computer to the internet even though our router and modem are working. I installed the drivers disk that came with my computer so I am unsure why I still cannot connect to the internet.

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  • BigFatGeek May 11, 2010

    Does your computer have a wireless card that it uses to access the router, or does it have an ethernet cable. Also is the router connected to this computer that you did the system restore on, or to another computer?


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CLICK LAN SETTINGS make sure you have it checked to automatically detect settings
then click setup follow instructions
restart system

second option
If you have the internet icon on your taskbar right click then click wireless connections see if any show if so highlight and click connect
if none show on left side of same page click refresh network list you may need to do this a few times then when you see a connection highlight click connect
let me know if these solutions help

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