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Suddenly no wifi connection

I bought this netbook new and used it no problems for a few days but then I lost my internet connection.

When I boot up, the machine goes through the usual connection routine and then it appears to connect, and it shows the the network is functioning. But then when I open Firefox it cannot open any pages.

I have tried going back to the beginning with the network manager, but all looks as though it is working fine, up to the point when I open the browser.

My ISP is Neuf/SFR (in france).

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Press Start, control panel then internet options. Click on the connections tab and set up a LAN connection with the wizard.

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In order to use WIFI, you need to access to the account that is providing it. There are many ways to get access to wireless internet service. Some places have "WIFI hotspots" and if you are in range your netbook can pick up the signal by clicking on the little button marked "wireless" (or look for the picture of the wireless antenna) to have it search and connect. Places that include wireless hotspots or free WIFI are Starbucks, and local colleges or Universities. You can purchase your own wireless internet service from any local provider like Version or Charter Cable. Make sure to ask for a DSL modem with a wireless connection built in when you order service. Your account name and password are listed on the bottom of the modem and/or router. If you are unsure of which ones to use, call your provider for more details.

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People often get confused about how to connect their netbooks (or laptops) to the internet. It's the same for cheap netbooks or expensive netbooks - you can connect pretty much all netbooks to the internet in four ways.... And it's really easy once you get past the jargon.
1 - Wired netbook connection using your home ISP
The first way, and one I use a lot, is just plug your netbook into your router at home, using the netbook's Ethernet port and the cable supplied with your router.
This way works every time, gives a fast and secure connection, but means that you need to use your netbook within cable distance of your router. Any internet usage will be part of your normal broadband usage with your home ISP, but isn't the point of netbooks that you can be mobile with them? Who wants to have nice new netbooks tied up by a cable?



2 - Wireless netbook connection using your home ISP
Another way to get online with netbooks if you're at home is to connect wirelessly to your home router.
It's a very easy process - just turn the netbook on and it will seek out your router. You get a fast connection, good security (if you tell your router to use WPA encryption) and it will usually work anywhere in your house or garden. Several netbooks, laptops or other computers can use your internet connection this way from the same router, so your family and friends can use their netbooks at the same time.
3 - wifi netbook connection out and about

A really cheap way to get online when you're out and about is wifi. Many busy locations - pubs, hotels, shopping malls - have "wifi hotspots" which are simply powerful wireless routers that you can use to connect your netbooks wirelessly to the net.
Some are free and can be used by any computers that are nearby. Others are owned by telecomms operators like BT Openzone or mycloud and you need to pay to use them. Monthly subscriptions or pay as you go are available. So are these free and cheap choices ideal for using with cheap netboks?
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netbook dongle for 3G wireless internet

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Your pc could have a phone line input for built in modem DO NOT use that.
Use the lan inlet connector.When you connect the lan cable it should gain access at once.
Unless your connection is protected by a code.
If you have a wire less connection its probably protected with a code when you set the router up.
You have to enter the code to gain access to your network.

Here is a link that shows you how to repair the connection:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/repair.mspx

And if you have wire less:

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/windowsxpnetworking/a/automaticwifixp.htm


Good luck.

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