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Re: EeePC 701 that no longer detects wireless access...
Some eeepcs have an auto-down load facility that upgrades certain items(firefox for example) andother items ,i found once i had upgraded these items the wi-fi wouldnt enable as efficiently as before--i can't point you to specific code but if you re-install the OS(Linux Xandros) from base and switch off the updates,by going to "settings" then choose "installing/removing software" then choose "preferences" you can partially stop these auto-downloads and from a new base configuration install you might find your wi-fi works again. press F9 whilst booting to get to the install OS screen ,you will have three choices whichever you choose (highlight) then press "E" then press "B" and this is how you re-install
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I presume that the tablet detects a Wi-Fi network,since you say it won't go on to it.
A couple of points here - firstly this tablet will not go onto mobile broadband as there is no mention of a SIM card capability in the manual, which can be obtained in pdf format here: http://www.rcatablets.com/sites/default/files/RCT6203W46%20IB_English.pdf
OK - one point down, so now we are talking about wireless access points. If the tablet doesn't detect an access point, it obviously won't connect. If it can detect an access point, then you need the access code to join that particular network. When you tap on the access point SSID (identification), it should ask for a wireless key which you must enter in order to access the Wi-Fi network and get on line.
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Everyone else is ignoring this guys question, simply because they wireless printing is so wonderful. Well let me tell you if you got unlimited internet and can pay for it every month, it is wonderful. However the HP 6100 has a nasty habit of getting online to update. It updates so much it can take 4G you pay $40 for every month and eat it up in one day. It's a wi-fi hog! So if you can barely pay for internet every month, it will clean you out of Gig very quickly. It can be a "White Elephant" for anyone with minimal internet. It's better not to use the Wireless feature at all!
I later replaced it with a Cannon printer that didn't have WiFi and saved my internet Gigs. It also didn't help at the time the cartridges were so much more expensive than my old HP Printer. That will the last HP Printer I will buy.
What I did in the mean time, is I took Aluminum Foil and glued it to the outside of the HP6100. It effectively took the HP6100 offline because it couldn't detect the internet through the foil. It works much the same concept as an Aluminum Wallet, except you are trying to keep it from detecting the WiFi signals out. Make sure you leave it where you can access the buttons, what I did was make a flap I lifted up to operate the buttons, then put the flap back down when ever I was done pressing the buttons to keep it off the WiFi. This is the only thing that works. It tried turning the WiFi on my Huawei modem off, but the wireless kept mysteriously coming back on when ever that printer was on.
Blinking orange means one of the following: 1. The printer is out of range of the wireless access point (wireless router). 2. The printer is trying to communicate with the wireless access point, but the wireless access point is turned off or not working properly. 3. Either the configured printer or the wireless access point has been turned off and back on, and the printer is trying to establish communications with the network. 4. The wireless settings of the printer may no longer be valid.
If you're thinking of buying a N router, it should also say somewhere 'a/b/g/n'. The different letters are different variants of wifi and the router page will show which is supported (if it is an N router, it will most certainly support the others). The eeepc 701 can only use wifi of a/b/g, meaning that, although it can use the lower variants supported by the N router, the actual N variant that you're paying for is redundant. With this in mind, I recommend that (unless you have another computer with N capabilities) you save your money and buy a router without N, it is probably cheaper.
you probably have the solid state hard drive (4gb)... its not big enough to hold all the updates .. unfortunately the operating system comes with "auto update" turned on ... it will download updates until the drive is full then will crash .. one way to resolve this is to kill the internet so it cant log on ... you can disconnect or turn off your wifi or if you are fast enough you can use Fn F2 (turns off wifi) .. just watch the wifi light to make sure its off at boot .. there is a lag in response so its a bit tricky ...now once booted you can turn off "auto update" ...then you can turn your wifi or internet back on .. manually update only things you know you have room for .. if your 701 has a CF card slot (like my eeepc 900a . then that can be used as additional hard drive space ... during installation i made that the boot drive (advanced) (of course you cant remove it after that).. the new eeebuntu4 beta is a wonderful upgrade for the system .. but i could only get it working by using thhe CF drive as above.. if you havent already done so you can make a bootable USB jump drive .. you can run Ubuntu off that as well as install from that ...change the boot order in cmos ..to boot first from the Jump dirve ...
You can boost the signal range of a WiFi computer network in several ways:
reposition your router
(or access point) to avoid obstructions and radio interference. Both
reduce the range of WiFi network equipment. Common sources of
interference in residences include brick or plaster walls, microwave
ovens, and cordless phones. Additionally, consider changing the WiFi channel number on your equipment to avoid interference.
add another access point (or router). Large residences
typically require no more than two APs, whereas businesses may employ
dozens of APs. In a home, this option requires connecting your primary
wireless router (access point) to the second one with Ethernet cable;
home wireless routers and/or APs don't normally communicate with each
add a bi-directional WiFi signal amplifier to wireless
devices as needed. A WiFi signal amplifier (sometimes called "signal
booster") attaches to a router, access point or Wi-Fi client at the
place where the antenna connects. Bi-directional antennas amplify the
wireless signal in both transmit and receive directions. These should
be used as WiFi transmissions are two-way radio communications.
add a WiFi repeater. A wireless repeater
is a stand-alone unit positioned within range of a wireless router
(access point). Repeaters (sometimes called "range expanders") serve as
a two-way relay station for WiFi signals. Clients too far away from the
original router / AP can instead associate with the WLAN through the
I am assuming you're referring to the Asus Eee PC 701SD...
if so, try the following:1. Check the hotspot to see what kind of IP address it is using [are they manually configured, or is there a DHCP server that assigns IP addresses]
2. Check your 701 and make sure its network connectivity conforms with the settings on the hotspot
In order to obtain wireless internet you need the following
1) Wireless Access Point. 2) A device capable of getting these signals
this is a common mistake when you first obtain wifi. Although the signal is wireless it still has to come from somewhere. Wifi is generally a short range system (I say generally because there is that new "Internet Stick" thing that Rogers? is renting and it is the same wifi you would have @ home but its distributed accross thier towers so you have internet most of the time from anywhere). You still need ot go and get Internet Service into your home, then distribute that signal wirelessly accross the house (in reallity its more than the house the point is the signal is being distributed from somewhere nearby) VIA Wireless Router. Even if you could find an Access Point 90% chances that the system is locked and needs a pw so that people cant just steal another persons signal and bog them down and pay for their internet basically.
Now. If that option isnt suitable for now you can obtain Free Wifi Signal from a number of places
1) Free WiFi is offered @ most public/government buildings (ie Library, Courthouse, Registries, etc etc)
2) Appartment buildings and Condoes are always a good place to check for an unprotected network to piggy back off (this isnt as shady as it sounds if its temporary, infact WiFi systems have backups in them that auto detect and connect to unprotected networks should yours lose signal for any reason)
Note Wi Fi systems signal strength and speed are affected by a couple factors
1) The strength of the incoming internet signal (signal is reduced the longer it flows in the lines to get to you or your pc) (IE long cords between wall and modem or device etc etc etc) Signal strength is also dependant on what you purchase/pay monthly of course (IE DSL Dial Up Or Cable)
2) the quality (usually depends on the price of the unit) of the Router you purchase and its ability to distribute that signal at distance
3) The Wireless Adaptor the device has and its range (depends on price and quality of that unit)
4) Distance from the router is a given but from what ive learned Copper Piping and Copper wires in houses / condos/ apartments tend to block signal strength.
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