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Don't know what to do next with Acer Aspire One!

Rec'd Aspire One from HSN today and somehow managed to get battery placed on. It's plugged in and charging now but the instruction manual isn't very detailed.

What's next??? We have Comcast for high-speed connection with Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz routers on our two desktops. How can we include the new "baby"?

Also, does anyone know how long the battery needs to charge before it's fully charged--and if the memory will be affected if it is taken off too soon? Thanks very much!
Jan Helper Baltimore, MD

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  • Jan Helper Apr 16, 2009

    MPetro, you are wonderfully helpful with your advice. I can't answer the followup question (Did it solve your problem?) until tomorrow afternoon because it is charging and I don't want to disrupt it.



    Thanks again, so very much.

    Jan

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I'd let it charge for atleast 12-24 hours if its not documented. If its not fully charged and then discharged for the first use you can dramatically reduce its effective charge hold.

As for your WIFI router connection you will need to consult its documentation to login to it and setup a wireless ID and password. It may already be broadcasting a open signal that you can connect to but that's unadvised. Make sure you lock it down right away. Oh and to connect you should see a Icon down by the clock wither green signal strenght indicator or a baloon popup should appear saying a wireless network is available.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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    Mike Petrowsky Apr 16, 2009

    You can setup your router/Wifi from the machine you are on if its using a wired connection from the same router. Depending on the model you usually connect to the router by opening a web browser and enteringhttp://192.168.0.1 orhttp://192.168.1.1 next you will be prompted by a username/password screen.

    You can usually find this in your documentation but if you dont have that I can find the default user/pass if you can provide the model number. Also sometimes they come with a CD that has a wizard that will walk you through this setup process.

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