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Only solution is to get at keyboard and clean under key mine lifts out if you depress some small clips around the edge but all pc's are different--consult manual/webpage

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I HAVE A HP NETBOOK WITH NO INSTRUCTIONS I THINK I HAVE ACCIDENTLY SWKITCHED IT OFF AS MY BROADBAND AND WIRELESS IS WORKING ON OTHER COMPUTERS


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Try checking with your wireless provider to make sure you have a large enough connection to use two computers at the same time. If one pc is set to have priority on using the wireless connection over the netbook, it will bump it offline.

If your netbook is loosing the signal itself, try moving your router or modem to another position to see if it solves the problem. Keep your router/modem away from things like microwaves, stereo's and other electronics that can cause interference.

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My wireless capabillity is cut off and wont cut back on and i cant conect to the internet


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Have you accidently slid the wireless switch to the off position
think the switch is on the front bottom right hand side of the laptop and needs to be
slid over to the right hand side to enable the wireless to work

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Where is the wireless switch on an advent netbook ? Lost connection...this is the message I get....


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I don't know how to switch wireless on, on my netbook. There is no visible switch, and when I try to view wireless networks it doesn't see any of the available networks.


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I am finding problem in connecting wi fi in my lenvo laptop


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Common cause of this is the wifi switch is in OFF position. Check the wireless switch of the laptop that is located either infron of the laptop where LED indicators are, or on the side of the laptop. The switch ON position has an embossed computer icon with signal on it. Make sure that the switch is set to that position.

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Do i need to buy a external modem for my netbook to go online


Hello,

First you need to check if your netbook has a wireless switch, it used to be in front or by the side or in front of the laptop, if it does, all you need to do is to turn it on, and if there is a wireless network around, then you will be able to connect to the internet.

You can also the control panel to see if the netbook has a wireless switch and where it is located on the netbook, and that will simply tell if you do have wireless service on your netbook.

From the sides of the netbook, there is an internet port, if there is no wireless switch, then you can connect any local connection available in the internet port that is by the side of the netbook.

But you need to ensure there is a local connection somewhere, and the router is working correctly, then you can use the local cable connection, but if there is none, then you will have to buy an external modem for the netbook to go online.

I hope this helps.

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I am unable to connect my acer aspire to a my existing wireless connection


I have two Acer Aspire One Netbooks: x1 10.1" and x1 8.9". The switch located on the very front right edge of these Netbooks is quite tricky to get it to actually switch the WiFi radio ON / OFF. Double check that switch position and since it is spring-loaded, you will have to try to see the tiny green light flickering if WiFi radio is active. The green ON (active radio) lamp is TINY and dim at best even when Brand new.

Also, if I have had the radio OFF and / or the Wireless connection 'disabled" on purpose, both of my Netbooks require a full hard boot before they will again connect to WiFi.

Hope this helps!
Good Luck
MFied
Lakeway, TX

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