Acer Aspire One Netbook wireless internet connectivity problem
Hi, I have an Aspire 1 Netbook. I can connect to the internet using LAN, but when I try wireless, I get the message ''Windows cannot connect to the internet using HTTP, HTTPS or FTP. This is probably caused by firewall settings on this computer'' I disabled Windows firewall and McAfee firewall (that was pre-installed) but no luck. Again, I can connect via LAN connection with the firewalls. Any help would be appreciated!
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The wireless feature (Wireless LAN) on an Acer notebook allows you to connect to available networks. This convenience allows you to use the Internet with network cables, modems or network installation. Acer laptops come with a wireless switch to turn the wireless feature on or off. Once you enable the wireless feature, your Acer notebook can connect to wireless networks within range.
Instructions: 1.Locate the Wireless LAN switch located on the front of your Acer Notebook. Move the switch to the right to turn on Wireless connections.
2.Right-click the network icon located on the system tray next to the clock. You should see a list of available wireless networks.
3.Select the network you want to connect to and click "Connect."
If you are using IE as your web browser you want to check to see that you do not have "Use a proxy server for Lan checked." Open up IE then click on Tools and then click scroll down to Internet Options Then click on the connections tab then click on Lan connections and make sure that use proxy server is NOT checked. Hope this helps.
If you are connecting on an open WiFi (does not have WEP or WPA enabled), then make sure you are connected to the correct SSID (wireless ID) and not on some other open SSID. If you are on the right SSID, check that you don't have limited connectivity due to low signal strength. If OK, then open Internet Explorer to use its Diagnose Connection Problems tool...
1. click on Tools tab
2. click on Diagnose Connection Problems...
3. click on Next button and follow the steps
If unsuccessful, try powering off the wireless router and the cable/dsl modem for a few minutes and then powering up the modem first followed by the wireless router. Once the netbook has re-established the WiFi connection, repeat the above procedure to Diagnose Connection Problems. Finally, if still unseccessful, connect directly to your wireless router using an ethernet cable from one of the four RJ-45 LAN ports on the router to the netbook's 10/100 ethernet RJ-45 port on its left side. A LAN connection icon should now show in the bottom right of the Desktop's Toolbar. Hovering the mouse cursor over it shows the Local Area Connection pop-up with Speed and Status. If Status is connected, then open Internet Explorer again and use its Diagnose Connection Problems tool to check connectivity to the internet. If still unresolved, the next step would be to log into the router to check its WAN status and depending on the results, you may have to contact your Internet Service Provider.
Based on your description, the following is assumed.
1. The service to your Internet Service Provider is through a cable or DSL modem.
2. Internet service was initially set-up with your netbook directly connected to the modem.
3. A wireless router was since added and is using the direct wired connection to the modem.
4. The netbook is connected to the wireless access point being provided by the router.
5. The netbook says it is connected to the wireless access point but still no internet access.
The problem is likely due to the modem capturing the MAC address of the netbook when access to the internet servce was initially set up using the netbook directly connected to the modem and now the modem will only allow access with the netbook directly connected to it. You can check this out by reconnecting the netbook directly to the modem. It may be possible to "flush" the captured MAC by unplugging the AC power to the modem, waiting a few minutes and then powering back up with the router connected in place of the netbook. To make it easier, you may want connect your netbook directly to the router's LAN side to check if you now have internet access through the router. If you still don't have internet access, you will need to use your netbook to log onto the router to clone your netbook's MAC address for the router's WAN connection. The router's user guide/manual has directions on logging in and doing the MAC address clone. It will also have an explanation as to what is a MAC address.
is your driver installed well? try to activated your wireless open your device manager find some wireless device there if you cant find wireless device (wireless lan) than you have to cee is the device installed well on your netbook
Please do confirm wireless or wired connection. If wireless ,reset wireless modem,install new wireless software (third party) or make sure wireless adapter in good position. If wired run winsock fix, make sure ur lan cable socket is not loose, or try differnt cable,check windows update or antivirus.