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Are the following sententences correct? And do they mean the same?

1. I was not able to access the Internet the last few days. (Do I need to put a preposition?)

2. I was not able to access the Internet In the last few days.

3. I was not able to access the Internet for the last few days.

4- I was not able to acces the internet during the last few days.

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I have not been able to access the internet for​ the last few days.
 

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I was not able to access the Internet in the last few days.

I would say the above if I can access the Internet at the time of speaking.
 

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If the person can access it now, I would use the past tense, even though we normally use a present perfect with these time expressions, possibly with a mention that it is OK now.
 

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I couldn't access the net for a few days last week. (Now I can.)
I haven't been able to access the net for the last few days. (I still can't.)
 

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The present perfect refers to a period from the past to the present.
 

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Have you read post #6, especially the bracketed text?
 
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