|You can check if you're connected to the internet by pinging any website.|
Start -> Run -> cmd -> ping www.google.com
If you're getting reply's back your connected, if not, you do not have a internet connection.
You also can check your internet options;
Start Internet explorer. Then go to extra -> Options -> Connections.
If you are in 'Connections' tab you need to click on the 'LAN options'.
Unclick any boxes and press OK.
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