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Connection to the internet issue

My son has an acer aspire one notebook. It has only been used three times. The problem is with the internet connection. It was working fine on a wireles connection but when we have come to use it today it wont connect. I have tried connecting it with a cable but it still doesnt like it. So i then went into the setting and then network connections but it wont let me go any further. If i click on this it just remains on the same screen. So i cannot still connect to the internet. Howver we have touched any od the settings either. Can you help to fix this?

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  • melb2902 Dec 28, 2008

    that is the full list of what it has. It is that Linux thingie. If it were WinXP i woulod be ok but never used this Linux thingie before!! lol! I plugged it to the LAN but that didnt do anything either. I thought if it had stalled or something it would nudge it on. It has been rebooted too - a few times! Thanls for helping so far

  • honest1abe
    honest1abe May 11, 2010

    If you are still within warranty, Acer support might be your best bet as they are trained on the Acer's specifically.

    Otherwise, a knowledgeable neighbor, friend, or acquaintance might be advisable because there are multiple reasons for not being able to connect to the Internet.

    Some questions to ask are:
    Can another computer at your house access the Internet?
    If you unplug the Ethernet cable from a working computer and plug it into the laptop, does it still have problems?
    What new software has been installed since you were able to access the Internet?
    Has any new hardware been added/replaced since last access to the Internet?
    Are there any error messages?
    Does all the rest of the software and hardware work properly?
    If you have Window XP, have you tried running a System Restore back to the time when you were able to access the Internet?


  • Edward Morgan
    Edward Morgan May 11, 2010

    If you plug it into the LAN port, will it connect to the Internet? Does this laptop run WinXP or Linux?



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I have no experience with Linux so if out of warranty there are 2 options I can recommend.

Find someone who knows your flavor of Linux very well and have them help you


Reformat and install XP. :-)

Sorry to be of so little help.


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When you boot it, does Linux find and attempt to configure the network card? You should see messages about it installing drivers for it while it's booting.

If it does install the network card, try opening up the eNet Management software. First, make sure your network connections are on.

If the LAN card drivers are loading as they should, go here...
for step-by-step instructions on creating a new profile. One caveat, I'm reading the manual from the Acer site, and I'm hoping the software looks the same for you as the pages look to me.

Post back with how this goes.

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