Laptop refusing to connect to any internet: WiFi, or Ethernet in Networking, Email, and Internet Connections Posted January 13, 2016 Sounds like the network card is on the way out. Does it work with a wired connection? See if you can borrow a wireless dongle off someone and see if that works. Nope - I can't get an internet connection using a wire either. I don't know of anyone with a wireless dongle, and I'm not certain I want to spend money on one when I'm looking at replacing the entire computer. If I find someone with one, I'll be sure to try it out just for the sake of seeing if it will actually work!