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Troubleshooting Internet Connection

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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Setup:  Ethernet cable from Internet modem to a switch
             Cable from switch to firewall
             Cable from Firewall to Lan switch

I want to test the internet connection outside of the network so I'm trying to hook my laptop to the first switch but I get nothing.  The laptop is set for DHCP.  I have done the ipconfig commands /release, /renew, /flush dns.  When I look at the properties of the connections it is sending and receiving packets but I can't bring up a browser page.  What am I doing wrong???
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