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I have set up my home network but for some reason my desktop won't connect to the internet via the router but the laptop will

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There are various reasons, Check the security settings, MAC filtering. Please let me know some details in order to get better solution for you
What kind of network you are using (wireless/wired)
Whats the operating system of your desktop?
Is DHCP enabled?


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Choose obtain an ip automatically option .

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