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01-Oct-2011, 02:15 PM #1
Acer aspire 5333 won't connect to internet!
So I have a relatively new (only about 3 weeks old) Acer Aspire laptop...now my internet worked all fine and dandy up until about 36 hours ago. For some stupid reason my laptop will not connect to wireless networks, now at first I just thought "boo the wireless is probably ******" but that is not the case because the internet works perfectly fine with other laptops. I've tired my school's wifi, along with my home's and the library's (I'm using a library computer right now).

It keeps saying that my home network is an "unidentified network" and subsequently I cannot connect to the internet. It's very frustrating because I have restored the system and it still won't work.

GAH! HELP PLZNTHNX
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01-Oct-2011, 02:20 PM #2
can we see a device manager and ipconfig /all

try removing all the wireless profiles and reconnect

most laptops have a physical switch OR a combination of FN + one of the F key (often F2) - make sure its switched on

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How to remove Wireless Profiles - for Vista and Windows 7
http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networki...ofile-t109.htm
- Vista/Windows7:
http://www.tp-link.com/support/showfaq.asp?id=214
- delete the wireless profiles
Start> control Panel> classic view> network and sharing center> manage wireless networks

Delete the profiles
you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to - so make sure you know the correct password , and not using an incorrect password at all
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ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X


post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_...g_a_Screenshot
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01-Oct-2011, 02:39 PM #3
Deleted my wireless profiles already.

And the ipconfig thing said:

Windows IP Configuration

Host name: ikram-pc
primary dns suffix
node type: hybrid
ip routing enabled: no
wins proxy enabled: no

wireless lan adapter wireless network connection:
media state: media disconnected
connection specific dns suffix:
description: microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter
physical address: f2-df-9a-28-8c-15
dhco enabled: yes
autoconfiguration enabled: yes

Wiresless lan adapter wireless network connection 2:
connection specific dns suffix:
description: atheros ar5b95 wireless network adapter
physical address: d0-df-9a-28-8c-15
dhcp enabled: tes
autoconfiguration enabled: yes
link local ipv6 address:fe80::e513:31d5:35e6:a0a9%12 (preferred)
ipv4 address: 172.24.110.181 (preferred)
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02-Oct-2011, 07:27 AM #4
Quote:
Wiresless lan adapter wireless network connection 2:
connection specific dns suffix:
description: atheros ar5b95 wireless network adapter
physical address: d0-df-9a-28-8c-15
dhcp enabled: tes
autoconfiguration enabled: yes
link local ipv6 address:fe80::e513:31d5:35e6:a0a9%12 (preferred)
ipv4 address: 172.24.110.181 (preferred)
that 172.24.110.181 is a private IP
routers often use
192.168.x.x
OR
older routers 10.0.x.x
and
172.x.x.x
can be used

so it looks like you have an IP from the wireless signal
whats the default gateway

can we see the IP address and gateway address from a working device ?
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04-Oct-2011, 03:56 AM #5
I have Accer Model AO532h with the Atheros AR5b95 wireless network adapter.
"This device cannot start. (Code 10)"
Reset to factory settings, worked, then failed again. Resetted again. Nothing. Updated drivers, bios etc etc.
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06-Oct-2011, 07:52 AM #6
if its only 3 weeks old , i would consider calling ACER and if they cannot resolve then they should replace the laptop
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07-Oct-2011, 04:29 PM #7
sorry about butting in, but i have a similar problem
a few days ago i moved to dorm, and here there is a wireless connection but it is weak cause it's not intended for us living here. our connection is through a cable..and now the funny thing is..i managed to instal the securew2 (needed for entering via student aai - something) and when i come to the computer room i CAN go on the internet through the wireless connection..but when i plug in the internet cable..it keeps saying that there is no internet access, and it doesn't recognize the host (or whatever its called) now im desperate and please do you have any idea how to help me..
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07-Oct-2011, 05:03 PM #8
marthina77, if you truly have a similar problem then the same advice should apply: "if its only 3 weeks old , i would consider calling ACER and if they cannot resolve then they should replace the laptop."

If your problem is different please start your own thread so that we can try to help.
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08-Oct-2011, 10:40 AM #9
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08-Oct-2011, 05:03 PM #10
So you closed my thread because I had a "duplicate" post. I figured my problem was entirely different. SO, where do I go from here?
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08-Oct-2011, 06:02 PM #11
WirelessTrouble. I believe that etaf just got confused because of your earlier post in this thread. You were correct to start your own thread, and I have re-opened it for you because I am pretty sure that my colleague etaf is "off duty" now. Sorry for the trouble.
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09-Oct-2011, 05:36 AM #12
yes my mistake, sorry about any inconvenience caused - thanks Terrynet for sorting out
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