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We get our internet over a ''terrestrial'' high speed (kinda) wireless system that comes from several miles away, like hughesnet but not satellite. a small antenna on the roof has a cable that connects to some type of small unit in the house that has power (AC) coming in to it and then connects on into the wireless router. from the router the #1 port is connected to the home PC. from time to time, like every 2 to 10 days the three laptops that access the router are unable to connect to the internet even though they show good signal strength from the router. to fix the connectivity problem we have to power up the home PC then disconnect it from the router (port #1) and all is well again till the next time. it then can be plugged back into the router also. this is the exact order of what we have to do to make it work again each time, unplugging the power from the router or unplugging the line from port #1 to the PC without having the PC on won't fix it, it has to be that order i described exactly or nothing. note, we have already replaced the router so that's not it. any ideas? thanks, charles
You need to configure MAC cloning for your router to use the MAC address of the desktop PC if the router supports this. If not, then you'll need to change routers or continue to put up with the inconvenience.
For some reason(power glitch or failure possibly), your router is re-starting or resetting and apparently by default presents the first MAC address it sees to the ISP. The ISP apparently has registered your desktop MAC and only recognizes it and this is why you need to clone it.
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Check the wireless router and high-speed modem.
If the two are not powered on, or if the Ethernet cable connected the two is not completely inserted into both connection ports, you are unable to access the Internet on the Acer Aspire One laptop computer.
Activate the wireless Internet connection on the laptop computer.
Right-click the wireless icon on the desktop, then choose "Enable" from the pop-up menu.
Without activating the wireless receiver on the Acer Aspire One, the laptop is unable to detect any wireless network.
Select the appropriate network you wish to connect to.
Your computer may be attempting to connect to a different Internet connection, preventing you from access the network you desire. Right-click the wireless icon, select "Search for available wireless networks," then choose the network you want to access.
Restart the computer.
The system may have booted and failed to detect the wireless receiver. Restarting the computer corrects this issue.
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