How do you connect your laptop to the Internet?


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To connect a laptop to the Internet through a dial-up connection, first install the software provided by the Internet service provider, connect the laptop to a phone line via the cable that came with your Internet kit, and connect another cable to your modem. Open the dial-up screen on your laptop, provide your username and password, and then click Connect.

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To connect to the Internet via Ethernet, first connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the appropriate port on your laptop and the other end to the port on the modem. Next, install the software that came with the modem. If the modem is properly set up, the laptop may automatically connect to the Internet. You may be prompted to enter the username and password your broadband company provided.

To connect your laptop to the Internet via Wi-Fi, first check whether the laptop has a built-in wireless network adapter. If it doesn't, attach an external adapter, install the appropriate driver, and then restart the laptop. Ensuring you're in the range of a working wireless network, click on the Wi-Fi menu icon, select the name of the Wi-Fi network you wish to connect to, enter the password if prompted, and click Connect.

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