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When trying to access my wireless network it tells me that it cant locate a certificate to log on to my wireless connection. What does that mean? I have two other children who received these netbooks and they didn't have any problem accessing wireless connection.

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If u are using Win XP, try the folowing steps.
First, click on the wireless icon in your taskbar and under Related Tasks, choose Change advanced settings.
Click on the Wireless Networks tab and select your network in the list at the bottom. Click on Properties once you select the wireless network that is having problems.
Click on the Authentication tab and now uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box.
Once unchecked that box and try to reconnect to the wireless network.


If you are using Win 7 Starter, Try teh following steps.
Click on Start and go to Control panel>Network & Internet>Network & Sharing Center.
On the left side u will find Manage wireless networks. Click on it.
Now select your network in the list. Click on Properties.
Click on the Authentication tab and now uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box.
Once unchecked that box and try to reconnect to the wireless network.

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