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I have a Dell Wireless WLAN card. The other day my laptop ran out of battery. Today when I started it and it says that I'm getting a wireless signal here at my hotel but when I bring up my web browser it doesn't do anything...I get the page cannot be displayed.
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Hi,
Being connected does not guarantee access to the the internet. Specially if in a hotel, follow the hotel's instructions on what web pages are available to you free. Typically you would have to pay a charge first to browse the rest of the internet freely.

HTH.
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I forgot to mention that I have two laptops and one is connected to the internet just fine...but on the other one the one I can't do anything.
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Is this a free wireless access point in the hotel? If not, you can only connect from the laptop you paid from...
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It's free here at the hotel.
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Can you do a "ipconfig /all" at the command prompt of each laptop and notice if there are any significant differences (apart from the ip address of course)?
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I don't see anything significant. I drove to the days in and was able to pick up their signal but could not get on of course without a userid/password. When I got back to my hotel I'm still not able to get on the internet even though it's picking up a signal. On my other laptop...it's working just fine.
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