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Network If I hook my laptop to a network through a wireless modem, can I still use it at wi-fi locations such as starbucks?

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Of course you still need to search for available wifi though, and acquire any security setting from starbucks, if they have a secured connections

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Acer aspire 4250 wireles problem (may due to adapter setting.


Connecting your Acer laptop to your home wireless network is fairly simple.
Before you begin you need to know the SSID broadcast name (Wi-Fi) network name and security passphrase (Wi-Fi network password).

Move the Wi-Fi switch to the "On" position.
Not all models have this switch.

Open the Windows Start menu and select "Connect To."
A list of available connections will appear.

Select "All" from the drop-down menu to view all available networks and connections within range.

Select the desired network and click "Connect."
Enter the security passphrase if prompted and click "Connect" again to join the network and gain wireless Internet access.
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/294-wi-fi-wireless-configuration-for-your-laptop - for-acer-users
Windows 7 Acer AspireLaptop wireless

Wireless Internet is a convenient way to hook up multiple computers to one router without the mess of cords.

The router or 2-in-one (router/modem combo), must be set up through your Internet Service Provider and connected with either a DSL line or Cable.

Since most Acer laptops have built-in wireless, no additional hardware is required.
Turn on the laptop.

Move the switch located on the front of the laptop to the right, then let go.
The switch will go back to its original position.

Confirm that the wireless networking icon has appeared on the screen.

Right-click the wireless icon in the bottom right corner.

In Windows 7 this will resemble a small stair-step triangle; In Vista it looks like a tiny monitor.

Click "View available wireless networks."
It might also say "Open network and sharing center."

Wait while the adapter finds your wireless network.
Click to highlight the network and click the "Connect" button.

Enter the security password that you created when setting up the router (if applicable).
If you don't know or can't remember, log in to the gateway page specified in the user's guide.

Locate the "Wireless security" settings page to see if security is enabled.
If it is, type in a new key and enter the same number for the wireless network.


http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/notebook/0000/Acer/Aspire1300/Aspire1300faq27.shtml

Feb 19, 2014 | Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook

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Laptop model number R50e how can i use wifi


What brand of Latop acer , toshiba , compaq , dell ,????
Do you have a wireless modem ?

Turn on your computer and locate the Wi-Fi icon.
This could be located on the upper row on a laptop it will have the radiation look (((·)))
Make sure its pressed on.

One of the features that makes laptop computers desirable is their ability to connect to Wi-Fi networks, thus allowing people who are on the go to be able to check email, browse the web or update social networking status any time they are in a Wi-Fi hot spot.
Fortunately, enabling Wi-Fi on a laptop is simple to do.
Only basic Internet and computer expertise is needed to connect your laptop to a wireless network.

Click on the "Start" menu on the bottom left-hand side of your desktop.
Then select "Control Panel."
When the "Control Panel" window opens, choose "Network and Internet."
Click on the "Connect to a Network" link that is found underneath the "Network and Sharing Center" heading.
A new window will open.
Choose "All" from the drop-down menu and click the "Refresh" button on the right side of the window.
A list of available Wi-Fi networks will appear in the window.
Click on the Wi-Fi network you want to enable on your computer.
Then click on "Connect."
You have now enabled Wi-Fi on your laptop.
Click on your web browser of choice to browse the Internet.

Sep 08, 2013 | PC Laptops

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How do I turn on an acer aspire wireless switch?


Sony's Sony Vaio laptop features built-in wireless LAN adapter that allows the computer to connect to any wireless access point. If you want to adjust the device's WiFi settings, you must use the proprietary software and hardware that comes preinstalled on the laptop and the Internet connection options that come with Windows. Once you have all of the correct settings enabled, you can have your laptop connected to a wireless access point without any additional applications.
Enabling Wi-Fi with Wireless LAN Switch b> Before you can connect to a wireless network or change any of your Wi-Fi settings, you must first enable the computer's Wi-Fi feature with the wireless LAN switch. This switch is located directly below the laptop's screen and is labeled "Wireless." Once you have located the switch, slide it into the "ON" position. b> Enable Wi-Fi in Vaio Smart Network b> Once Wi-Fi has been enabled with the wireless LAN switch, you must enable Wi-Fi using the laptop's proprietary wireless connection software, "Vaio Smart Network." To access this program, click the "Start" button in the computer's task bar and select the "All Programs" option. Select the "VAIO Smart Network" option to launch the program. Alternatively, you can click the VAIO Smart Network icon in the computer's task bar to launch the program. This icon is in the shape of a green button with two white arrows on it. Once in the application, click the switch to the right of the "Wi-Fi" heading to toggle it to the "ON" position. Windows Connect to a Network b> With Wi-Fi enabled, you must connect to the wireless network using the "Connect to a Network" feature that is a part of the Windows operating system. Click the network icon in the computer's task bar to bring up a list of the available wireless networks. This icon is in the shape of a computer and an Ethernet cable if you not connected to a network. If you are connected to a network, it is in the shape of signal bars. Select the desired wireless network from the menu that appears and select the "Connect" option. Enter the networks password if necessary and connect to the network. b> Network and Sharing Center b> If the wireless network that you want to connect to does not appear in the "Connect to a Network" window, you must connect to the network manually. Click the network icon in the computer's task bar and select the "Open Network and Sharing Center" option. Click the "Manage wireless networks" option, followed by the "Add" option. Click the "Manually create a network profile" option and type the network's information in the spaces provided. Place a checkmark next to the "Start this connection automatically" option and click the "Next" button to connect to the network.
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Feb 08, 2013 | Sony VAIO VGN-AR150G Notebook

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Will not connect to wifi network


Sony's Sony Vaio laptop features built-in wireless LAN adapter that allows the computer to connect to any wireless access point.


If you want to adjust the device's WiFi settings, you must use the proprietary software and hardware that comes preinstalled on the laptop and the Internet connection options that come with Windows.


Once you have all of the correct settings enabled, you can have your laptop connected to a wireless access point without any additional applications.


Enabling Wi-Fi with Wireless LAN Switch


Before you can connect to a wireless network or change any of your Wi-Fi settings, you must first enable the computer's Wi-Fi feature with the wireless LAN switch.


This switch is located directly below the laptop's screen and is labeled "Wireless." Once you have located the switch, slide it into the "ON" position.


Enable Wi-Fi in Vaio Smart Network


Once Wi-Fi has been enabled with the wireless LAN switch, you must enable Wi-Fi using the laptop's proprietary wireless connection software, "Vaio Smart Network."


To access this program, click the "Start" button in the computer's task bar and select the "All Programs" option.


Select the "VAIO Smart Network" option to launch the program.

Alternatively, you can click the VAIO Smart Network icon in the computer's task bar to launch the program.


This icon is in the shape of a green button with two white arrows on it.

Once in the application, click the switch to the right of the "Wi-Fi" heading to toggle it to the "ON" position.



Windows Connect to a Network



With Wi-Fi enabled, you must connect to the wireless network using the

"Connect to a Network" feature that is a part of the Windows operating system.


Click the network icon in the computer's task bar to bring up a list of the available wireless networks.


This icon is in the shape of a computer and an Ethernet cable if you not connected to a network.

If you are connected to a network, it is in the shape of signal bars.


Select the desired wireless network from the menu that appears and select the "Connect" option.

Enter the networks password if necessary and connect to the network.


Network and Sharing Center


If the wireless network that you want to connect to does not appear in the "Connect to a Network" window, you must connect to the network manually.


Click the network icon in the computer's task bar and select the "Open Network and Sharing Center" option.


Click the "Manage wireless networks" option, followed by the "Add" option.

Click the "Manually create a network profile" option and type the network's information in the spaces provided.


Place a checkmark next to the "Start this connection automatically" option and click the "Next" button to connect to the network.


Hope this helps





Nov 11, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGN-N325E Notebook

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Wi-fi not working


If you are connecting to someone's wireless network without theie permission then they most likely decided to secure their wireless network.
You can connect to a free wireless network at locations such as the airport, Macdonalds or Starbucks etc. These are ususllly unsecured wireless networks.

To connectyour computer to a wireless router, you click the Refresh networklist, then Choose your wireless network and then click Connectto your secured Wireless Network, it will asks for a Network Keybefore allowing you to connect into your wireless network. This NetworkKey is either the WEP, or WPA or WPA2 Encryption key that is used toconfigure the Wireless Router. The Passphrase is an alternate way tosetup the Encryption key.
When you are requested for a Network Key, you can just enter the Passphrasethat was used to configure the Encryption key in the wireless router.http://www.fixya.com/support/r5270415-network_password_network_addressFor information on securing your wireless network,configuring the wireless router and configuring the wireless card in thelaptop/computer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

May 09, 2012 | Fujitsu Siemens PC Laptops

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No Wireless Connection


Let’s check the Wi-Fi card on your PC. Go to "Device Manager" and look if any yellow or red alerts are being displayed under the Network Adaptors. If not, make sure the Wi-Fi card shows up under Network Adaptors. To access the "Device Manager" go to the 'Control Panel", "Administrative Tools", "Computer Management" and select "Device Manager" located in the left side column.
If there is an alert, double click on that device to determine the problem, i.e.… device not configured, cannot start this device, etc…



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Oct 27, 2008 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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Router?


You need to be in a location near a wireless router.
If you go to say Starbucks they would have their own wireless router. Some places like this will put a password on the wireless network. You may have to ask them for the password. Although, most of the time it is open access.

Jul 28, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook PC

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Wireless Router


Yes you can, you just have to connect to the network wherever you are and provide the password for that location if it has security.

Jul 28, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook PC

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Modem


Yes you can. There would be no problem with that. You just need to change some settings depending on the wireless modem. Although most likely they could work together without the need for changes.

Jul 28, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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Internet anywhere


Your best solution would be to purchase a data package from one of the top Wireless phone providers. They have modems that access their wireless networks, and enable you to transfer data at reasonably good speeds in most locations across the country. Regular Wi-Fi is not going to be available in as many locations as the wireless data network is, so if connectivity is crucial you'll want the wireless data network. Most of the wireless plans are between $59 and $99 per month depending on how much data you want to transfer.

good luck

May 27, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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