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I am trying to configure an old laptop to connect tothe internet via a Buffalo USB Wi-Fi adapter. Having installed allof the drivers & wi-fi management softwareI can connect to my router,and to a number of local un-secured networks successfully. But when I start Internet Explorer I get the message "The page cannot be displayed".

Can anyone tell me what I have failed to do in Windows 2000?

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Check that you do not have a proxy configured in Internet Explorer. Also, make sure you successfully resolve DNS.

A few commands to try (and post the output here):

ipconfig /all - make sure you have a default gateway so you can route outside your LAN

ping www.google.com - make sure you can ping Google, if you can't:

nslookup www.google.com - tries to resolve Google's domain using your default DNS server, and bypasses Windows' DNS engine (so hosts does not make a difference here).

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