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Unable to connect to internet

Can not get webpages to open on desktop - connected to router via ethernet cable - router working fine - can connect from laptop on wireless card without problems. When you run "troubleshooter" says connected to network but still can not get webpages to open - have tried Mozilla and IE without success

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  • iamdaman Oct 31, 2008

    my dell dimension 8200 wont connect to the internet, and it is connected by a cat5. it never did this till i updated it, and it said that not all of it will install, and that your computer might not work right. how do i fix it?

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Try going to command prompt and type ipconfig /release
Then type ipconfig /renew after the IP is released. If you like, I could remotely connect and troubleshoot it for you.

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