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Cannot connect to internet from acer laptop but am connected to a wireless network, what am I not doing?

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  • rokeby Jul 27, 2008

    Thanks for your speedy response but thats what I had been doing over and over , thats why I thought I was missing something. The laptop I have is brand new, so perhaps I have to initialise somehow, any ideas?

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Check if your LAN card is enable:
Go to Start and click on Control Panel.
2) Control Panel window will appear. Double click on Network Connections.
3) Network Connections window will appear. Right click Local Area Connection.
If the connection is currently enabled, the first option in this menu will be Disable. Otherwise, the option will be Enable.
Click on the Enable/Disable option to enable/disable your network connection.




























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