Eee PC Not Connecting to Wireless Network

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Eee PC Not Connecting to Wireless Network
Troubleshooting wireless Internet connectivity on an Eee PC can be achieved in just a few basic steps. (laptop image by martini from

Using wireless Internet allows multiple devices to share a single Internet connection without having to physically plug anything into each device. However, wireless Internet can be subject to any number of problems, and sometimes your PC is unable to connect at all. If you find yourself in this situation, a few basic troubleshooting steps may be able to restore your PC's wireless connectivity.

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  1. 1

    Enable the wireless card by locating the radio button near the top of the keyboard and pressing it (a light should illuminate near the button indicating that your wireless card has been enabled).

  2. 2

    If you have verified that the wireless card has been enabled and you are still unable to connect to any wireless networks, check the wireless card for a possible problem. Navigate to the computer's Device Manager by either clicking "Device Manager" from the Control Panel or right-clicking "My Computer" from the "Start" menu, choosing "Properties" and clicking "Device Manager" under the "Hardware" tab, depending on which version of Windows you use on your Eee PC.

  3. 3

    Click the "+" next to "Network Adapters" in the Device Manager to list all network adaptors installed on the computer.

  4. 4

    Locate the wireless card by looking for an item labelled "wireless card," "wireless controller" or something similar. Check to see if it has a "?," "X," or "!" listed over the name of the card. If it does, you will need to contact the manufacturer of the card and see about updating its software drivers.

  5. 5

    Contact Eee PC support and have them troubleshoot your wireless components further if none of the above steps restored wireless functionality; you may need to replace your computer's wireless card altogether.

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