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Have him use Disk Utility and Repair Disk Permissions; Launch DU. Select MacintoshHD 10.x.x in the panel on the left. Select the FirstAid tab. Click Repair Disk Permissions. When it's finished, Quit Disk Utility. Reboot and try to see if Safari can surf the internet.
Make sure Safari knows it's the default browser:
Making Safari your preferred web browser
Your preferred, or "default," web browser is the one that opens when you click a link to a webpage in a document, such as an email message, or open a Web Internet Location file in the Finder.
Safari may be your default browser already, but if it isn't, you can easily choose it as your default browser.
Open Safari and choose Safari > Preferences, then click General.
Choose Safari from the Default Web Browser pop-up menu.
In some cases, when you click links in applications other than Safari, the link or the application may specify using a web browser different from your preferred browser.
Empty the Safari cache: In Safari, from the Menu Bar, click Safari/Empty Cache. If that doesn't help.. click Safari/Reset Safari.
In the Airport Admin Utility. Click the Network tab and make sure the box where it says; Distribute IP addresses is checked.
Try turning Airport OFF, Shut Down the Mac. Reboot the Mac, turn Airport back on. Launch Safari. See if that helps.