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I have vista on my laptop. i can connect to the router and get internet with a direct wire to the router. i can connect with a wireless connection to the router but cannot get on the internet with that wireless connection.

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    can't connect to internet/router shows error 651

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Check the wireless switch is on, located somewhere on the laptop. Also Vista has an automated lan setup I believe, so try and refresh the IP and connect to the wireless router which default is the name of the brand usually. If that doesn't work you can right click on the lower right bar in Vista where there should be a symbol with waves or the like. it will bring up the wireless window and if you need help read the help file.

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