Question about Acer Aspire One PC Notebook
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).
Press Start, control panel then internet options. Click on the connections tab and set up a LAN connection with the wizard.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 26, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook
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?
For anything other than general browsing on netbooks, beware of wifi. The free ones have no security at all, and the others have password protection, but the data you send and receive is not encrypted. This means anyone in the vicinity could snoop and listen in on what you were doing. I don't bother with wifi for this reason.
See our separate feature on wifi for more about this.
4 - Your 3G netbook connection - at home or away.
netbooks.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/g3-dongle-300x164.jpg" width=240 height=131>
netbook dongle for 3G wireless internet
The final way to connect netbooks to the net - (and yes there are only four ways - I told you it was easy) is using the latest mobile phone network - 3G short for Third Generation. Just like a mobile phone, you can pay as you go or take out a monthly subscription with one of the phone companies to suit your needs. Then, using a little device like a USB stick called a USB modem, or a "dongle" plugged into your netbook, you can connect quickly and securely to the net in most of the UK and lots of places overseas. Some netbooks even have a slot to put your SIM card straight in
If you can use a mobile phone where you are, you can probably connect to the internet using 3G. Many people use 3G to connect netbooks to the net even at home and don't bother with a normal ISP.
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:
And if you have wire less:
Mar 11, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook
Feb 11, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook
Jan 31, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook
Dec 28, 2010 | Sylvania G-Netbook
Dec 26, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook
Sep 19, 2010 | Sylvania G-Netbook
Sep 08, 2010 | Sylvania G-Netbook
Jul 24, 2010 | MSI U120-024US Notebook
120 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!