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Sylvania netbook running windows CE Cannot connect to server

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If this is the synet07526 (turn over and check label) the solution lies with digitalgadgets. I've spent an hour on the phone with their tech people without solving the problem. ( had to wait 3 days) No connection to hotspots, my own wireless router, or even direct wired to my router. the pnone and website are in the small instruction sheet that comes with the unit. There is no larger manual. I am returning the unit to CVS. ( I have tried 2 units with no luck. Even if they did connect my real question is whether you can use normal websites at banks, utilities, businesses or whether you need the reduced mobile sites. Good Luck

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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    Tom Nov 25, 2010

    There is now a Wifi update on the digitalgadgets website under support. It installed with no trouble. I don't have wifi available to test it but presumably it will help.

    Tom

  • jdsmad Nov 27, 2010

    How do you download a patch to a netbook that won't connect to the network? I did try downlading it to my pc and transfer via sd card, zipped and unzipped, but neither of my systems could open the file?

  • Norman Worley Nov 27, 2010

    Since the SYNET07526 has USB capability, you can down load to a thumb drive, connect the thumb drive to the SYNET07526 USB, Find the thumb drive under My Computer, copy the file to the desktop of SYNET07526 and execute.

  • mytagz Dec 05, 2010

    what? how do you connect the thumb drive to the USB. Please respond to mytagz@ymail.com as I probably wont find this again. PLEASE im on my last nerve with this thing

  • mytagz Dec 05, 2010

    I copied to my SDCard and then copied it to my SYNET07526 desktop. Clicked it open and message said no appliction associated with RT2870. Run application first, then open this file from within the application. What application???? This is seriously ridiculous. I got this Nov 26 and still trying to get this thing going every day since then. Its now the 3rd. I was on hold for 3 hours. Once I got thru I got a foreign rep who just kept repeating the same line over and over saying once you get IP address starting w 192. you are online. NO SH*T! I bought 4 of these for presents. ALL going back tomorrow if I cannot get this resolved. I even emailed them twice. They just suggest unplugging router and plugging back in. Still, I get IP address starting w 169.
    Does anybody have a clue????

  • Norman Worley Dec 05, 2010

    You can't download to a SNET7526 that will not connect., that is for sure. It also will not read the files that have on a SD card, but it will let me add files from its recognized files. So. trying to download to a SD card is fruitless.

    It will read the files I have on a USB thumb drive and is recognized under my computer as a USB disk. So, You have to take a thumb drive and down load to it using another computer. Then plug the thumb into your USB port on the back side. Get up "my computer" and look for a USB disk click on that drive and see RT2870.arm. Right click on that icon and select copy. Return to the desk top and find an empty space and right click. The menu will open up and select paste and the RT2870 file is on your desk top. Double click on that icon and follow the directions. cut your machine off or reset by the little recessed button on the back and you should be able to see your network if it is running.

    I know it is frustrating, but it will work. Of course I have done it a few times so I am use to it. Remember it is not a very apt notebook. It is more like a toy.

  • ndave Dec 31, 2010

    Just got the digitalgadgets sylvania 7" Windows CE and their instructions (all 14 pages) left something out about connecting to the Web. Went on-line with another system looked up the instructions there. Connection works fine so long as (WiFi Power is on) and the function and F9 key are hit together to bring up the icon on the bottom right for wireless that looks like a PC with sound when that pop up opens select the wireless information tab and connect that way.

    That will get you into CE 6 wireless

    But How do I find a flash player that will work with You Tube? mbndave@netscape.net

  • a_bearsllc Jan 04, 2011

    i have tried for hours following how to connect forums for my 7" notebook....and the only thing that worked is calling the no1-888-571-0866....for help the problem is the ip address is being connected to the windows program and not the internet....so the only way to fix the problem is to have the rep. give you the correct ip address and as soon as i don that it was online in seconds....please do this it is the only wasy

  • jstewart648 Apr 01, 2011

    The update does not work!

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Well, on a scale of 1-10, I give this about a 4. I found it online from another site for $79, so I thought I'd take the plunge.
Getting it to connect wirelessly was OK. Follow the instrctions, but be sure to click on the "WiFi Power" Icon right away. Make sure it says "Power Off"- because that means it's on. It's kinda like a manual switch that sticks further out when it's off. Then click on the icon in the tray for wireless. The BIG thing here is to be sure your security settings for your wireless network and those on the netbook are the same. Then enter in your passkey or the 26 network key. This is where I got stumped.

Please bear in mind that I am NOT a technical person in any way, shape or form. This is what I've noticed just from using it tonight.

Posted on Nov 20, 2010

  • sclsqds Dec 24, 2010

    After calls to digital gadgets and trying to get someone from CVS or Sylvania not to wash their hands of the products problems when trying to connect I almost gave up. I am in NYC all day and there are many many hotspots available, in 3 days it would only connect to one and would not connect to my home wireless router once or a verizon wifi card more than twice. I was told my digital gadgets they were sending me an SD card that I could plug in and update and it will solve the problem, the SD never showed up. I took a chance and purchased a clear personal hotspot called a "clear spot" and it actually works and solved the problem. Most of the time 99% it just finds the clearspot and good to go, but every once and a while it keeps looking for other hotspots. I figured I can use this device for my full size windows 7 notebook if I need it and if I ever want to upgrade to a "real" netbook. I do not think doing the update will change the speed or solve the searching for hotspots at time so- my opinion is get a wifi personal hotspot device and note not a USB wifi card that plugs in and you can actually use this little toy!!

  • Arcadian Duran
    Arcadian Duran Dec 27, 2010

    This product is absolutly worthless, dont waste your time or effort trying to get this cheap product to work.

    if i get one to repair i usually charge triple. or toss it in the trash, its reallly not worth it for the money im surprise they even let this on the market

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SOURCE: I have a sylvania synet07526-r netbook computer

Try and follow the detail below. The detail is for the SYNET07526.

It is looking for apassword (WiFi Network Key) You have to double click on the little computericon down in the right tool bar area, the one with the two side radiating arcs,and possibly has a small red X under it. The red X indicates that it is NOTconnected. When you double click on that icon a window called RT28701 opens up,then you click on Wireless Information tab, then you cursor down to the name ofyour WiFi and high light it and click the connect box. Then another windowopens up called Network Properties. Uncheck "The key is providedautomatically" box. This will allow you to type in your "NetworkKey", the password that protects your network from outsiders. This"KEY" was set up when you installed the router on your servercomputer. If this does not work at first, turn the machine over on its back andusing a toothpick, insert it into the little hole about an inch diagonally fromthe right corner of the data plate, this will re-load a new copy of everythingincluding the WiFi RT28701 driver. sometime thisdriver gets confused. See my TIP at: http://www.fixya.com/support/r7350901-fix_synet07526_wifi_flashing AdditionalInformation When I try to signon with the red X showing, I get "The page cannot be displayed If I thendouble click on the icon down in the right corner I elucidated above, RT28701opens up to "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) with all zeros in the IP addressfield, and Subnet Mask, with no entries in the default gateway. That is a clueto me that the automatic sign on has not found a viable network, or needssomething else. If I then click on Wireless Information tab, the list ofavailable networks, appear in the box. The machine keeps trying to associate myprevious entered name site with my preferred site and tells me the signal isgood, but it cannot link up. This is a signal to me that it has lost my NetworkKey or that the softwarehas failed or both. I then click on advance and delete my preferred network andhit OK, this will force the software to ask me for my network again, and noticethat the preferred is missing. I click on the name of my network again and thenhit connect., then the Wireless Network properties window opens up and I caninsert my Network Key again after I uncheck the "The key is providedautomatically" box. I enter the key and hit the OK button. I still do notget a connection, so I reboot the machine, and wait for about 30 seconds andthe machine synchs up because the little RED X under the icon has disappeared.Now the machine will hook to the internet as long as I want to, but sometimeswhen I turn the machine on it will not synch, so I go through the abovesequence again. The secret is once you have entered your key and ask for themachine to synch up you have to reboot. Why? I do not exactly know, but Isuspect that the WiFi driver looses it You may also wantto look at the TIP http://www.fixya.com/support/r7679654-sylvania_syneto7526_wirless_keyboard To make your knowledge complete

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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SOURCE: Product: Sylvania Netbook (SyNet7WID).

Hello, from what I understand, the netbook doesn't use an Intel-standard processor, so only code specifically for that chip will run, ie, no downloadable plug-ins,java, flash etc. CE itself is based on windows 98. I found a site giving useful overviews on these netbooks, I think they're worth visiting: tp://bestgadgetnow.co.uk/gadget-news/99-cvs-sylvania-netbook-computer-review/
just don't try to view it on your netbook! regards, nicam49

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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