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It is only connected to the router and the router probably did not assign an IP Address to the netbook... so first try this
try resetting the router (unplug for a few minutes) next --be sure the wifi switch is enabled on the netbook---next---go to CONTROL PANEL>NETWORK CONNECTIONS--right click oin your wifi card and choose properties--highlight INTERNET PROTOCOL and choose properties and be sure "OPTAIN IP ADDRESS AUTOMATICALLY" is checked--Does the laptop "SEE" the router?
You will need your SSID to logon to the router(internet)

follow this is a link to a troubleshooting flow-chart

http://www.daileyint.com/hmdpc/laptop/wireless.gif



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You need to configure the router Wireless settings to accept the laptop, if you have put in a WPA or WEP security key, this will need to be installed on the laptop.

Refer to the router settings page for your router for more info
If you are trying to connect to a router that is not your own, you may find that this has a security key and will inform you when you look at the wireless networks availible that it is a secured network

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