Hey guys, help me out on this one. I bought a new laptop a few days ago, Acer 5742 core i3 that has Windows 7 OS. I have just used it for a couple of days and now the webpages cannot load. I upgraded my data plan from 5mbps to 45mbps but it doesn’t help either. What could be the issue? Is the network adapter faulty? I am contemplating returning it since my warranty still exists, is it a problem that you guys can help me solve or should I go on that long warranty repair process?
Since you are using a laptop, the default way of connecting to the internet is through Wi-Fi connection. This means you need a Wi-Fi router to connect your laptop. If you can’t connect to the internet and no website is appearing on your web browser, make sure your laptop is connected properly to your router. On the system tray, you should see the Wi-Fi icon.
If the icon is in yellow color, it means you are not connected to the router and you cannot connect to the internet. Create a Wi-Fi profile on your laptop and make sure it has the correct SSID and password including the correct security protocol used like WPA2. The SSID or the Service Set Identifier or Service Set ID is the Wi-Fi name.
Both the password and the SSID are case sensitive. You need to enter the characters exactly as it is. If you still have a problem connecting via Wi-Fi, another way is to use a LAN cable to connect your laptop to your Wi-Fi router like this one on eBay: Flat CAT6 RJ45 Ethernet Network LAN Cable. This should fix the problem.