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HI, I installed and uninstalled an external Wifi antenna on my XP laptop. Now I can not get the internet to work with any of my browsers, but th e internet does work with my instant messenger. please advise what I need to do. thank you very much

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Reboot? Check Proxy settings? – Iszi May 23 '11 at 18:23
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Hm. So now you're not using the WiFi anymore? Which "internet" are you using then? – slhck May 23 '11 at 18:24
    
What browser are you using? I almost hate to ask, but could it be in "Offline Mode"? – Ray Mitchell May 23 '11 at 18:30
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When you try to browse, which error message do you receive? – RonK May 23 '11 at 18:31
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You may want to check your proxy settings in Internet Explorer. Go to Tools->Internet Options. Select the "Connections" tab and then click "LAN settings". The majority of the time "Automatically Detect Settings" should be the only box checked.

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Hi, thank you for answering my question. I applied ur instructions, to no avail. please advise – Nathaniel_613 May 25 '11 at 4:14
    
Go back into the LAN settings and uncheck everything. (even the automatically detect settings). – xxl3ww May 25 '11 at 16:23
    
Did you install a different external antenna or did you just reinstall an old one? It is possible the hardware is bad. – xxl3ww May 25 '11 at 16:24

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