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I understand your acer does not connect to your HOME wifi?
has the acer ever worked with thiswifi?
It's new. I haven't used anything with this wifi yet. The tablet worked at the store of course. Maybe I need a different modem. I know Verizon has several.
lets see if we can fix it
are you talking to me now with the same MIFI connection ?
yes. Just for clarification, the tablet is new, the wifi is old, but never used for wireless until now.
now, let power up the acer
see if it detects the MIFI network
It says it is connected to a network 09fx05001093 in one place, then in another, it says not in range. The browser does not open. No connection
ok, lets not open a browser just yet on the acer
do you know the name of the MIFI router or MIFI networ ? this is known as your SSID
checking the back of the modem I have WEP: B4IE8S2619. Also ADSL2+ modem router. Does any of that help
yes it does
SN 09FX05001093 is the number on the back of the modem that the Acer seems to recognize and say "connected to"
that leaves us with
making note of the WEP number you just gave me
then inserting that number into the WEP security authentication screen for the acer
normally the acer would not say connected unless this number was already inputted into the acer wifi adapter
also what model number is XXXXX acer, and what operating system is it?
Model a500 Android version 3.0.1 Kernel version 188.8.131.52
andriod is our first problem
stand by please
THIS IS a video http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Connect-Android-Phone-to-a-Wireless-Network-239477902 to connect to a wifi with the ANDROID operating system, let me know if it helps you connect to your MIFI
I understand it is for a phone, but the system is the same system your using now with the acer
o.k. will watch now
There isn't much to select from on the tablet. And it says "connected " to the number on the router. It just doesn't seem to be. The tablet can access my e-mail from my desktop, but can't launch the browser.
well my fault, so the internet works just fine on the acer, but the browser will not launch?
go ahead and launch the browser once more, let me know if it gives you an on screen error?
It says: Webpage not available the webpage at http://www.google.com/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a nw web address. Suggests making sure I have data connection or reload the webpage later. Sorry I didn't mention before that the E-mail was accessible
well, your data connection is just fine, the problem is your browser, do you have anothe one installed on the acer?
please take your time, and see if you can locate a second installed browser
then launch from that browser
There is a "marketplace" button which also says "no connection" My e-mail is on aol. I can read the mail, but can't get to the internet there. Message: Unable to open connection to server.
this is my plan
do you have thumb drive?
ie. flash drive?
No. I've intended to get one, but haven't .
ok, lets get one, then we are going to download a new browser for the android acer, move it over to the thumb drive, and then install it on the acer
feel free to respond once you have it so i may walk you thru the steps
This will take some time.
sure, simply respond here, instead of posting a new question, thanks
till then, let me know if you have further questions for me
I'm back with flash drive
lets now determine which browser your using right NOW for the android acer?
let me know what you find
How do I tell what the browser is? When I click the browser button it goes to the Google web page (which can't open)
take a look at the browser button, what does it look like? is there a bird in it, , the letter e, etc?
does the button look like the button here http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/
Just a blue earth globe. No letters
ok you likely have the honeycomb browser
Probably. The salesman yesterday mentioned Android Honeycomb, but I thought it just referred to the operating system.. I don't see it mentioned in the settings
lets try the skyfire browser,
hang on please
ok here is the download site http://www.skyfire.com/en/product/android once your there look at the top right corner for the download link /button
lets move the new browser onto the thumb drive, then move the thumb drive over to the acer
then access the thumb drive from within android and install it
Sounds good when you say it
hopefully it works as good as it sounds
how is it coming?
I obviously have no clue how to make this work. How do I get the browser to download?
ok, the idea is too acess the thumb drive
have you already moved the downloaded browser over to the thumb drive?
or you have not downloaded the browser yet?
IThe download button doesn't tell me anything. How do I get it to download to the thumbdrive?
while your waiting on me, please take a look at the acer tablet, let me know if you see USB ports on it
thanks, XXXXX XXXXX to find a free version of the browser, I keep locating ones that cost , stand by please
just fyi, android has many limitations with compatible browsers, but lets try a free one named maxton, here http://www.freeware4android.net/google-android-3-0-device-1901/maxthon-browser-for-android-download-22733.html THEN SCROLL DOWN UNTIL YOU SEE [IMAGE][SRC][/SRC][ALT][/ALT][WIDTH]100[/WIDTH][HEIGHT]100[/HEIGHT][STYLE][/STYLE][/IMAGE] then click it
until you see a blue download button
your going to download the file onto your current computer desktop, then save it to the thumb drive, then move the thumb drive over to the acer
The download is done. Hopefully into the thumbdrive. Ive put it into the tablet. Now hhave to figure out how to transfer.
ok, did you note where you downloaded the file too? by default i twill not save to the thumb drive, you actually have to move the file to the thumbdrive
What if I use a usb cable and download directly into the tablet? I notice the tablet is listed in their list of acer devices.
you want to run the usb cable from the acer to where?
to my computer
thats not going to work , I have another idea
lets go to the acer, before you press on the blue earth round browser button, I would like for you two RIGHT CLICK on time, and let me know what options appear
be right back
media server and wifi settings
click on wifi settings
In "Settings" page, click "Wireless & controls".
In "Wireless & controls" page, click "Wi-Fi settings".
In "Wi-Fi settings" page, tick the box on the right side of "Wi-Fi" to turn ON the Wi-Fi.
then within the latest image/box put a check mark in the network notification box
then select add wifi network
I have the add network box
ok, now n the "Add Wi-Fi network" page, enter the NAME OF THE MIFI that was detected prior , it must be exact or this will never work
enter WEP for security
Do you mean the one that it says is already connected? We're talking about a number for "name"?
Scroll down and then input "the WEP PASSWORD XXXXX found several hours ago" into Wireless password" use acer tablet for the identity name
a number for the name ONLY IF IT IS THE CORRECT NAME for the mifi verizon router
it will be displayed wireless so ensure to be exact
When I type tht same number with wep in the add network box, it says "not in range" However, at the top of the page it says "connected" to that same number
does it say not in range after completing all the steps?
ok, we need to disconnect the one that says CONNECTED
repeat the above steps and see if the NOT IN RANGE clears
I disconnected the top setting which said it was connected. Now it says "scanning". Where I added the same name, it still sas "not in range"
restart the acer tablet, then repeat the process
Again, that name appears under WI-FI as "connected"
if it continues, then that means the name is XXXXX XXXXX correctly, or the wifi adapter needs to be reset, either way, we will figure it out
thats probably because the older connection is setup to connect automatically
we need to remove that connection
as create the new one
and create the new one
once we do it , we can be assured we have a correctly configured setup for wifi access
Is it possible I need a different modem? I'll restart, then eliminate all of the network entries then re-enter the one I want?
I doubt you do since you are able to receive email from the wifi connection already, then it tells me we have connection but may have a problem with authentication thus not allowing us to browse the internet from the acer tablet, the likelihood of a bad wifi router is very low at this point, if you can get one for free then go right ahead, however if it is going to cost you money, then I would say lets troubleshoot more, nonetheless, it is always your discretion in what you want to do
BROWSER OPENED11 I cancelled all previous entries of the name, then re-entered it with password. I think the password XXXXX the key
go to webpage www. msn.com
I've got the news option, sports, videos etc
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