So I just bought a new netbook no less than 2 days ago from Best Buy.
My use for the computer doesnt require much, all I want to do is be able to connect to the internet at home, and use it at school for note-taking. For this reason I bought the Acer Aspire Netbook.
I cannot access the internet from my home network for some reason. It recognizes the network and it says i'm connected to it, but wont let me access the internet.
When I browse the network connection it says "Limited Connectivity" and depending on the way I diagnose the problem, it either says that im missing a wireless adapter or most commonly, that my IP address is not valid.
My computer was also running the internet very, very slow when I've connected at the school. I had a friend play around with it, and he actually downgraded some of the settings (or something), and it runs a lot better. But it still doesnt solve my home connection.
I've browsed many forums and tried a couple things, but im mostly scared to try the in-depth solutions (mostly because im not THAT computer savvy, and since I just bought the computer im scared to remove certain things just in case)
These are the specs:
- 1GB Memory
- 250 GB Hardrive
- Windows 7 Starter
- Model #: AO522-BZ499
- AMD c-50 Processor
I'm normally very good with computers, however im mostly a mac user and havent had a pc of my own in a long time.
And if someone does have an idea of how to fix the problem, can you please, in a lot of detail, explain step by step how to use that solution. I haven't used PC to this extent in a long time so I dont really remember how to search around the computer