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WiFi not working on EEE PC Netbook

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Summary

The WiFi isn't working on the EEEPC, and therefore you are unable to gain Internet access.

Solution

When the WiFi is not working the icons in the bottom right hand corner of the screen will look as follows:

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Next, click the icon circled in the image below.

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Now click "Refresh".

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The list of network points should remain empty.

Next, we will need to turn the Wireless off and back on to reset the device. To do this, press FN and F2 on the keyboard.

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Wait for 10 to 15 seconds for the following notification to appear:

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Press the FN button and F2 again to turn the Wireless back on. You will now get this notification:

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Click the icon shown in the image below again;

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Click "Refresh" - you should now see a list of WiFi points as below:

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Click Close. Next click the icon illustrated in the image below:

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Click the Wireless Connection (highlighted in green on the image), then click Connection -> Connect.

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Finally, the status should change to "Pending", which can last for 30 seconds or more until it changes to "Enabled".

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Your wireless connection should now be active.

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KB0007 Published 9th Jun 2011

Keywords: wireless no internet connection lost wifi restore


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