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Downloaded the OS update and the wifi update to my sylvania 7", now it won't connect to the internet. It shows the wireless connection im trying to connect to, but when it tries to connect, it says the signal is excellent and then goes to cant connect, no signal. The sad part is when i first brought it home a week ago, it connected to the wireless just fine and I could surf the web. It was really slow. I got on the website and when I saw there were updates, I thought that would help. now it wont connect at all.

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  • kathleen_479 Dec 30, 2010

    I've done all of that. It says its connected, but then when I double click on the internet exployer, it states page cannot be displayed and cannot find server in the browser....
    even though it shows its connected to my network.

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Need an OS and Wi Fi Update for my Sylvania Smartbook CE7, Cannot access the Sylvania site anymore,
WiFi keeps syainf Connected but when I go to Explorer says Cannot find DNS?

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It is looking for a password (WiFi Network Key) You have to double click on the little computer icon 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 NOT connected. 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 of your WiFi and high light it and click the connect box. Then another window opens up called Network Properties. Uncheck "The key is provided automatically" box. This will allow you to type in your "Network Key", the password that protects your network from outsiders. This "KEY" was set up when you installed the router on your server computer. If this does not work at first, turn the machine over on it's back and using a toothpick, insert it into the little hole about an inch diagonally from the right corner of the data plate, this will re-load a new copy of everything including the WiFi RT28701 driver.
sometimes this driver gets confused. See my TIP at: http://www.fixya.com/support/r7350901-fix_synet07526_wifi_flashing

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  • Norman Worley Dec 31, 2010

    kathleen_479:

    I often loose my connection because the machine seems to just forget how it is connected. I have to erase my preference network in the boxes I indicated above, let the machine find the network again and then using the reset button on the back of the machine described above, reset and then the machine connects up. It is not a very sophisticated machine and the written software lacks attention to. It is what it is but it will work, not very well

  • kathleen_479 Dec 31, 2010

    no..didn't help. I've done everything. Even reinstalled the update for the OS. Then did this again. When the internet window comes up, it just tells me CANT FIND SERVER still. It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't connect the very first time I brought it home. Up until I did the update it connected, now it won't connect.

  • Norman Worley Dec 31, 2010

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    Make sure you did not turn the WiFi off when you loaded the update. The new system update sets the WiFi on automatically when you boot uo now, as opposed to the old system required you to turn on the WiFi. Once you loaded the new OS you have to find your network name and click on that and then put your KEY in the first time. sometimes it works correctly, and sometimes you have to reboot.

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