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laptop no connection to internet

jacquib

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Joined
Aug 4, 2007
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#1
i have ahome comp with broadband cable, and wireless networking the pc has winxp on, I have just bought asecond hand lap top with win 98se on it has a wifi card in and it is picking up my network but thats all I cant get onto the internet or anything, Im not very techy when it comes to computers but I do try and i have been at tis now for 2 days, called my proider (virgin media ) they couldnt help me because i was running win 98se on the laptop can any one help me please,
 

danzil

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Jun 29, 2007
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#2
when you say its picking up your network,is it connecting to it....ie are oyu getting an ip address...can you ping a website....g to the ms dos prompt and type in ping www.bbc.co.uk you should see 4 sentences go by saying reply from "ip address".
if not you will get request timed out