Question about Sylvania G-Netbook
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
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
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
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:
just don't try to view it on your netbook! regards, nicam49
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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