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Internet connection on preferences click on network center nothing happens cannot get internet connection all other settings respond also no icon bottom of page showing wirelessconnection non connection

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Some laptops have a small switch on the body of the laptop that turns on/off the wireless connection, check for that first. Otherwise, it can be disabled with the function keys on the keyboard. Press and hold the 'fn' key and then press the key in the top row that has the little antenna icon, that should re-enable it.

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My wifi is not connecting automatically

Hi benchbnr75,
I see that you want your Wifi or Wireless to connect automatically, I believe that you have a Network at home.
To begin setting your Laptop to connect automatically to your Network follow the steps below.
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  • After selcting small icons you should see a screen with a bunch of icons, look for Network and Sharing Center.
  • In Network and Sharing Center you will see a window, see below image.

  • The yellow Highlighted portion is where Manage Wireless Networks will be, I just don't have wireless on my PC that is why it doesn't show.
  • Once you click on the Manage Wireless Networks you will be on a different page, and you will see a list of the networks that your Laptops has for Internet connection select the Wireless Network that you connect to double left click on it then click next it will open a window for that Network, you will see boxes on that window put a check on the one that say automatically connect to this network when in range.
  • After doing the above instructions click on Apply or OK if you have any of the 2 then you will be set on the issue, the next time you restart your wireless will connect automatically.
I hope that I have given you enough information regarding your concern, have a nice day.

Apr 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My wi-fi says the connection is excellent but when i click to go onto the internet it says cannot display this page cannot find server or DNS error.

I had the same problem with my CVS Sylvania netbook model# SYNET07526 so I clicked on the 1st icon in the bottom right tray {looks like a blue compter with )) next to it which is the wifi icon}, then clicked the 3rd tab in the window that pops up which says wireless info, then clicked on the 2nd button on the bottom which says Advanced, then in the box where it says Preferred Networks I deleted everything but the network I was trying to go on. After I did that I was able to go back on the network with no problem.

Apparantly there's a flaw that "confuses the netbook" if more than 1 preferred network appears in the box on my netbook. Hopefully that solves your issue too.

Feb 12, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook

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I have a sylvania netbook windows ce, followed directions and connected to wireless with no problem but when i double click on internet explorer nothing happens cant get in it just says that the page...

Try the detail below:

It is looking for a password (WiFi Network Key) You have to double click on the little computer icon down in the right tool bar area, the one with the two side radiating arcs, and possibly has a small red X under it. The red X indicates that it is NOT connected. When you double click on that icon a window called RT28701 opens up, then you click on Wireless Information tab, then you cursor down to the name of your WiFi and high light it and click the connect box. Then another window opens up called Network Properties. Uncheck "The key is provided automatically" box. This will allow you to type in your "Network Key", the password that protects your network from outsiders. This "KEY" was set up when you installed the router on your server computer. If this does not work at first, turn the machine over on it's back and using a toothpick, insert it into the little hole about an inch diagonally from the right corner of the data plate, this will re-load a new copy of everything including the WiFi RT28701 driver.

sometimes this driver gets confused. See my TIP at:

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When I try to sign on with the red X showing, I get "The page cannot be displayed If I then double click on the icon down in the right corner I elucidated above, RT28701 opens up to "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) with all zeros in the IP address field, and Subnet Mask, with no entries in the default gateway. That is a clue to me that the auto sign on has not found a viable network or needs something else. If I then click on Wireless Information tab, The list of available networks appear in the box. The machine keeps trying to associate my previous entered name site with my prefered site and tells me the signal is good, but it cannot link up. This is a signal to me that it has lost my Network Key or that the software has failed or both. I then click on advance and delete my prefered network and hit OK, this will force the software to ask me for my network again, and notice that the prefered is missing. I click on the name of my network again and then hit connect., then the Wireless Network properties window opens up and I can insert my Network Key again after I uncheck the "The key is provided automatically" box. I enter the key and hit the OK button. I still do not get a connection, so I reboot the machine, and wait for about 30 seconds and the machine synchs up because the little RED X under the icon has disappeared. Now the machine will hook to the internet as long as I want to, but sometimes when I turn the machine on it will not synch, so I go through the above sequence again. The secret is once you have entered your key and ask for the machine to synch up you have to reboot. Why? I do not exactly know, but I suspect that the WiFi driver looses it

Jan 04, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook

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Im trying to get on the internet it will not let me it say im connected but the page say can not find server.

Try resetting the machine back to factory, this way the machine should forget all of your old found networks and re-look again for those in your neighborhood and synch to those. once back to your desktop, Click on the WIFI Power icon and then click on the on **** on and it turns to Power Off, then click on the little icon that looks like a small desktop computer down in the right corner. It will show two little radiating lines off to the side and perhaps a small red X. If it shows the red X then it has not found a useful connection. When you click on this icon, a box opens up with your Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) click on the Wireless tab, cursor to your network name, click on the advance tab and this should register your network as the preferred network. and ok it. This should establish your home network and every time you hit your WiFi icon and hit your Power On button and wait about thirty seconds the little computer icon should let the red X go away meaning that you have a viable connection.

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My Acer Aspire 7720 cannot connect to the internet

go to network and sharing center. it should be where you click on the internet icon down at the bottom in taskbar right side. when it opens try setting up a new network. if that don't do it check to make sure your wi fi is on or needs resetting. also on that page in the network center is a pretty good troubleshooter. good luck

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I had this problem too with my kid's Aspire One (Linux). It happened after I borrowed it to use at a PTA meeting, and the battery ran out on me. Thanks for the solution. It's all working now. Here are some detailed non-command line instruction for the same fix, for those of us who need it:

This is to find and delete the networking folder:

1. From the regular Aspire One options page, go to the Files panel
2. Click on the triangle to see more icons
3. Click on MyFiles, which opens a file manager window.
4. In the menu bar, select View->Hidden files, to show a tick in the box. (Sorry, I'm translating from a German display, so the option names may not be spot on.)You should be in the "My Disk:///" directory.
5. Find folder "gconf" and click on that
6. Find folder "system" and click on that
7. You should now see folder "networking" listed as one of the folders.
8. DELETE IT! (Right click on the networking folder, and select option delete.)

Okay, once you have recovered from the fear of deleting goodness-knows-what-file because you are just following some internet instructions, you have to re setup your wireless connection:

1. Shut down all those windows, and go back to the regular Aspire One options page.
2. Click "Settings" on the bottom right.
3. Click icon for "Netwrok Center". If this works, and a window pops up then it's going well.
4. Click on "New", and follow the on screen instructions to connect and re-setup your WLAN or LAN.

Oh, and do check that the little network switch near the bottom right of the keyboard is switched on. It should show an orange light.

Hope this helps

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My acer aspire one mini notebook doesnt connect to internet

This will happen if you let the battery go completely dead. Some files become corrupted.
Solution:- Right click on Settings (preferences some models). Select 'Network' then double click on 'gFTP'. Scroll down to '.gconf' and double click. select and double click on 'system'. Right click on 'Networking'. Scroll down to 'Delete'. Left click on 'Delete'. Confirm 'YES'. Turn off the computer, then restart. What you have done now forces the computer to re-create the networking file. Your networking icon should re-appear on the taskbar. Note this is only for LINUX systems. - Good Luck!

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