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Laptop won't connect to internet

Dell laptop won't connect to internet with ethernet hooked up to cable modem or with wireless DLinks card

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Once connected to the ethernet cable you might have to press the tiny reset button on the back of either your gateway,router,modem of whichever service you have(Cable,DSL)

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