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Internet connection My son in Paris who is an experienced user, this morning cannot gain internet access, which seems to be something to do with 'http://' problems. He gets a message 'error 12007' He gets a ping back from but a timeout on He can talk to me via Skype so there must be a connection. Any ideas

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Re: internet connection

Seems It is a problem related to your internet connection.
Check up all cables..other wise your Wireless switches.

Restart your PC/Laptop.

Should solve your issue.
other wise contact your Internet service provider.

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I am having problems getting onto the internet and keep getting secure connection failure due to certifiate, authenticity validation.

I suggest you ask a friend with a laptop who successfully gets online at home to come and try your internet connection.

If he or she has no trouble it would indicate the fault is with your equipment, though from your description it would seem unlikely. If your friend has trouble with a known good computer and software it would seem either your connection is faulty or interfered with or your service provider is at fault.

I am wondering when this trouble began and whether that could provide a clue...

If your friend has no trouble, indicating it is your equipment/software at fault I suggest you perform a format of the drives and reload everything and select a middle position for privacy settings.

I use Zonealarm free firewall and virus protection, Spybot Search and Destroy free version and CCleaner free version. Because I am only online fifteen or twenty hours per week I find them quite adequate and rarely have any problems.
If I do have any problems that can't be quickly and easily sorted I do a clean reload of everything. With a variety of different hard drives for different purposes this is relatively simple.

Good luck!

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Can you elaborate on the question? Is your profile missing? Is it a connection problem? What do you mean it is 'off'? Recently Facebook has experienced connection problems with some internet service providers such as CLEAR. The outage started Nov 26th and is not yet resolved as of Dec 1st. The outage is also noticeable with other websites such as Craig's list and yahoo. If you are having trouble accessing news feeds on any of these sites the issue is probably not with your computer or device. It is the host server that connects to your internet service provider. Therefore it is not something that you will be able to fix. There are several outages affecting over 100 different websites right now. Users in the Central and Western US will be affected as well as parts of Europe. There is a 60% chance it is affecting you if you are in one of these areas. Best course of action is to contact your internet service provider and let them know what sites you cannot access, then ask if they know how long the outage will last.

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How can I get my acer aspire one mini laptop to access wifi?

Connecting your Acer laptop to your home wireless network is fairly simple. Before you begin you need to know the SSID broadcast name (Wi-Fi) network name and security passphrase (Wi-Fi network password).

Move the Wi-Fi switch to the "On" position. Not all models have this switch. Open the Windows Start menu and select "Connect To." A list of available connections will appear. Select "All" from the drop-down menu to view all available networks and connections within range. Select the desired network and click "Connect." Enter the security passphrase if prompted and click "Connect" again to join the network and gain wireless Internet access.

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How do you change limited internet access to full access

Limited access usually means you have full access to your network through your hotspot, but the hotspot is not connected to the internet or it cannot get a signal.

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Dont know how to connect to internet

If you want to connect to internet there are different ways on how to do it.
  1. The first one is to have a wireless broadband modem that you will use to gain signal and access the internet.
  2. The second one is to find a Free Wifi Zone where you can access the internet using you Laptop wifi. (This is what i suggest you must do, so that you dont have to spend money to access the internet) but some wifi zone are password protected so be sure to find a open shared wifi.
  3. The third one to apply for dsl /lan connected internet that uses ethernet wires that will be connected from the modem to your wifi in able to gain access to internet.
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I just cant get on any page on the internet it just says server not found

There are many reasons for this. There may be parental controls active on the system, or your computer may be struggling to connect to the internet. Check your Internet Explorer settings. Click Tools on the right hand corner, select Internet Options, click on the Connections tab. At the bottom of the connections tab it should say LAN Settings. Select LAN Settings and there should be three boxes with a check option. The last one should say something along the lines of "use a proxy server". If it is checked, uncheck it. I experienced something similar to what you were experiencing. It turns out that a computer virus disguised as an Antivirus software called Antivir Pro Solutions or some variation of that, prevented my computer from accessing any websites, and eventually prevented me from opening programs. That particular virus was able to change the proxy server settings to its very own proxy server, and once I got rid of the virus using a program called Malwarebytes (awesome& very reliable program btw), the Internet Explorer settings remained on a proxy server. All I did was unchecked it and the internet returned. If you have a legitimate Antivirus software such as Mcafee or Norton by Symantec, I suggest you run a scan before anything. Some security features such as CA Security are good for somethings, but not for others. I had CA Security when I caught the virus. If you have CA, I suggest you download Malwarebytes as a secondary precaution. Anyways, I hope it's not a virus. Good Luck!

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Hi there, first of all I'm sorry for your loss. If it's a liinksys they usually use the network. So you should try to type on the wired computer that works (your son's). It should ask you for the password. I think the defauld password for linksys is "admin". So try to write "admin" only under User Name first. If it doesn't work, try to write "admin" only under Password. When you see the linksys main page, you should go under wireless, security and there should be the passphrase you need to write when prompt on your laptop after connecting to the router.

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Damn you should have an internet connection first.
Then buy a modem or a internet card (for broadband or any other type).
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