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id="mod_29239273">So, you managed to find a Sylvania Netbook... The first time I got one, I thought it would be a handy little computer to just throw in my purse to go visit my father in the nursing home. I could share my photos with him and maybe even teach him how to use it.  The first day I visited him with this little laptop, the WIFI did not work very well. Who am I kidding?  It just plain did not work.  I was a little confused and frustrated.  I went home and went onto my regular computer. I typed in the webpage of the Sylvania Netbook.  the webpage is owned by Digital Gadgets and you must go to website  They have a webpage devoted entirely to getting this little puppy up and running.  You will need an SD card. The one I bought was a 4 GB SD card. This is one that works with my digital camera, also.  I had to download Windows CE Imbedded first. I had to download a Wince file. I put the SD card into my computer and it pulled the information off of the card and created the Windows Platform.  Then, I had to go back to the Digital Gadgets web page and download their system update file.  Then, I had to download a patch and let it install.  Then, after all that, I downloaded the Wifi Update.  All of a sudden, it started installing files. Some seven hundred files.  It was beautiful. It almost made me cry and made the $440 I spent going to Vocational School in the 1980s seem all worthwhile!!!  All of my desktop icons are back, plus more.  I cannot wait to go visit my father and try it out.  --- Mine is for sale, if anyone is interested, or I would take a regular notebook computer in trade. --  Hi, there, reader. Did you find the information you were looking for? If not, please sign the guestbook and perhaps I can research it for you.  This webpage gave me my biggest boost... website  This webpage instructs you how to find obscure, old files that aren't all archived online. You may need to reset your system. You can download the chinese version and reset your system.  I found it to be quite helpful when I had issues with formatting my harddrive and I wiped the contents clean and had to start over.  It worked.  I am satisfied!  So, I visited my father... I had high expectations. I turned the machine on. The only problem was, I was under the impression that I needed the SD card in it when I started it. For storage, so I thought. Well. My first run, erased what files I put on there, so I had to take the machine home and reload the desktop information.  Which amounted to copying the fixwifi.exe file to the SD card and the OS system update. When you put the SD card in, it automatically updates the files. Then REMOVE the SD card and do not put it back in, unless you have troubles.  WRITE to me if you need help with your Netbook. Perhaps I can give individual help.  Info from Digital Gadgets Website website  Look for the Downloads link:  It will say:  · DOWNLOAD 7" NETBOOK WIFI UPDATE  · Click here to download the setup guide  SYLVANIA SmartBook Operating System Update:  You may need to change your SD card.  · Format an SD card 1GB or larger to FAT32  · Insert formated SD card into your PC  · Download and save the (65MB)  · Unzip the (65MB) file to the root of an SD card.  · This should result in the creation of a folder called script in the root directory of the SD card.  · Insert the SD card into the SmartBook (netbook) device and power on the netbook.  · The netbook will update its software. Wait for the window "Upgrade" completed.  · When completed, remove the SD card and reboot the Smartbook by pressing the device hard "power ON/OFF button".  A note to reader: Do you need help with yours? There is a Yahoo Group, called sylvania_netbook that you can join to get the latest news on your netbook. Simple to join. You simply go to Yahoo Groups and sign up. The Sylvania Netbook Community is an online, email based group that posts solutions to your Sylvania Netbook issues.  from website Downloads  User Guide  Updates/Fixes  OS UPDATE (click to download) **Updated 2/22/12 - Fixes YouTube Application**  website  InstructionsUser Guide  website  Instructions  Updates/Fixes  OS Update  website  WIFI FIX (click to download)  Instructions  website  SYNET7WID 7 Inch Wireless Mobile Buy Now Text module Product Specifications  Microphone jack Yes  Earphone jack Yes  DC jack Yes  Keypad 80 Keys  Mouse Pad 2.2" mouse pad  Battery 8.4 V 1800mAh built in Lithium battery  Speaker Built in 2 x 0.5W speaker  Operating System Win CE 6.0 professional plus version  Processor Via 8505  Display 7" High Resolution TFT(800 X 480 pixels)  Internal Memory 128MB  Display 7" High Resolution  Internal Storage 2GB Nand-flash  Connectivity Wifi 802.11 b/g  Connect 3USB Ports USB 2.0 x 1 (support external memory)  USB 1.1 x 2 (support keyboard this was different. For the life of me, I could not stop thinking about Macho Man Randy Savage.  It wasn't just the raspy voice or championship career that drew me to the 1987 King of the Ring, but the all-in attitude he carried through every aspect of his life. Whether it be wrestling for twenty championship titles, acting in the movie Spider-Man or making a rap album, Savage went lights-out.  That night I tossed and turned in my sleep. Concentration was impossible as images of Macho Man Randy Savage asking me if I wanted a Slim Jim haunted my every thought. The first sign of a normal dream would be permeated with initially hidden chants of "Ooh Yeah!" Things weren't looking good.  Resolving that I wasn't going to get much in the way of sleep, I pulled up my ultra portable and convenient Sylvania 7" Wi-Fi Netbook to start listening to "Pomp and Circumstance" while I browsed the internet for sunglasses and bandanas. Nothing, it seemed at the time, was more important. Without my Sylvania Netbook, I don't think I would have made it through that night. My insatiable desire to know more about the four-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion would have reached dangerous levels had I not been able to access the internet so conveniently and effortlessly. Fortunately, I never had to live that part. All thanks to this Netbook. That is why I have volunteered to share my story to all those considering purchasing this fine device. It could change your life.  Also, Macho Man Randy Savage, during the tour for his monumentally inspirational rap album Be a Man, he said that he was "absolutely going to have more records." There were no more records.  ---  Condition: Factory Recertified  Packaging: Retail  Warranty: 90 Day  Brand: Sylvania  Model: SYNET7WID  Product Features:  • Compact design  • 3 USB ports  • Touchpad  • SD memory card slot  • Headphone jack  • Microphone jack  • 1800 mAh battery  • WiFi  • 128MB RAM  • Windows CE 6.0  • Ethernet port  • 7" LCD screen  What You Get:  • Sylvania Netbook  • AC Adapter  Here's the link:  website  Sylvania offers these webpages... Home >Smartbooks >7" Wireless Smartbook CE6  7" Wireless Smartbook CE6  This Smartbook is one of a family of devices focused on mobility and Internet access. Smaller and lighter than a laptop, your Smartbook is meant to be used anywhere life takes you.  Downloads  User Guide  Updates/Fixes  OS UPDATE (click to download)  Instructions  WIFI FIX (click to download)  Instructions  These LINKS offered At Sylvania Webpage:  website  website  website  website  FAQ  There are people with solutions... Don't GIVE up.... what seems to be a junky computer, could turn out to be just a poor software configuration.  Here's someone's experience... Not everyone has a bad experience... Sylvania Computers, the webpage  Sylvania Computers Latest from Sylvania Digital Gadgets, the webpage  Digital Gadgets Here is Digital Gadgets webpage Wikipedia  Information on Linux In depth information from Wikipedia on the operating systems on these computers. Drug store prescribes $100 netbook Drug store prescribes $100 netbook  Jonathan Angel | Date: Sep 7, 2010 | Comments: 1  Print PDF  Filed Under: News  A $100 Windows CE netbook is reportedly selling briskly at CVS drug stores in the U.S. The Sylvania device includes a seven-inch, 800 x 480 pixel screen, a 300MHz Via VT8505 processor, 128MB of RAM and 2GB of flash storage, plus 802.11b/g wireless networking, according to its manufacturer.  On the 19th of last month, the tech website Engadget cited marketing materials revealing that CVS drug stores would soon begin selling a $100, Windows CE-based netbook, marketed under the (licensed) Sylvania name by New York-based Digital Gadgets. Since then, the device appeared in a CVS advertising circular on Sunday and has been "flying off the shelves," an article by Information Week reports.  The Sylvania seven-inch netbook  (Click left-hand image to enlarge)  Apart from the coloring of its case -- both silver (above left) and red (above right) versions are offered -- the Sylvania netbook appears to be the same device that was placed on sale last May as the ITA Smartbook 7. (That netbook was being sold from a website appropriately called, which seems to be no longer online.)  CVS and Digital Gadgets list the same specs for the Sylvania netbook as ITA Computers did for the Smartbook 7 (right). Namely, the device is said to run Windows CE 6.0 on a 300MHz Via VT8500 processor (see later for background), come with 128MB of RAM and 2GB of flash storage, and have a seven-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels, according to the company.  The Sylvania netbook mimics more expensive netbooks with features such as three USB 2.0 ports, an sd slot, and audio I/O. Digital Gadgets cites 802.11b/g wireless networking, and adds that the device includes stereo speakers.  Like the Smartbook 7, which, we're confident, came from the same Shenzhen-based supplier, the Sylvania device is said to include an 1800mAh battery. ITA Computers cited a two-hour battery life, though neither Digital Gadgets nor CVS appears to be making any claims in this regard.  According to Information Week writer W. David Gardner, "reviews and comments on user chat rooms were generally favorable." His article cites one owner as saying, "This is better than I expected. I actually like this little mini-netbook. It's pretty fast and responsive."  In a 14-minute video review (embedded later in this story), YouTube user "gdavisFTA" counters that "the Sylvania boots really quickly, in about 30 seconds, but that's the only thing it does fast -- everything else is really slow."  As noted in the video review, the Sylvania netbook includes an Internet Explorer version that does not support Flash, but also offers a separate player for YouTube videos. The device is said to include additional software such as Windows Media Player and Wordpad.  Features and specifications listed by Sylvania for its seven-inch netbook include:  Processor -- 300MHz Via VT8505  Memory -- 128MB of RAM and 2GB of flash storage  Display -- 7-inch screen with 800 x 400 resolution  Expansion -- SD slot  Networking:  WLAN -- 802.11b/g  Other I/O:  3 x USB 2.0  Audio -- mic in and headphone out  Battery -- two-cell, 1800mAh battery pack  Dimensions -- n/s, but Smartbook 7 version was said to be 8.4 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches  Weight -- n/s, but Smartbook 7 was said to be 1.4 pounds  A video review of the Sylvania netbook  Source: gdavisFTA on YouTube  (click to play)  Via inside  The Sylvania netbook is said to use a 300MHz Via VT8505 CPU, similar to the VT8500 employed by other Windows CE netbooks. Though not well documented, these CPUs appear to be versions of the ARM9-based Prizm 8510, announced last year by Via subsidiary WonderMedia Technologies.  WonderMedia Technologies used 2009's Computex show in Taiwan to launch an arm9-based system-on-chip (SoC) aimed at "smartbooks," digital picture frames, media players, and other devices. The Prizm 8510 (right) includes an ARM926EJ-S core, a programmable digital signal processor (DSP), gigabit Ethernet, and a wide variety of interfaces, according to the company.  As seen in the diagram below, the SoC is built around an ARM926EJ-S or ARM1176JZF core, and an MMX-enhanced, programmable "uDSP 2.0" digital signal processor (DSP). The Prizm also offers video decoders for MPEG 1/2/4, H.264, and JPEG, a video co-processor, and engines for 2D graphics and security acceleration, WonderMedia says.  Prizm 8510 architecture  (Click to enlarge)  The Prizm is equipped with a gigabit Ethernet MAC, as well as interfaces for WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, camera input, PATA/SATA, USB 2.0, Smart Card, and a DVB-ready MPEG-TS interface. For display output, it supports 656/DVO and TV/VGA/LVDS/LCD displays. Other I/O, including I2C, SPI, UART, and GPIO, can be seen in the diagram above.  The SoC appears to support a wide variety of memory types, and WonderMedia touts the Prizm 8510's "low power consumption," though further details still haven't been offered. Meanwhile, the SoC's "broad operating system compatibility" is said to include Windows CE, Linux, and Android. "Strong BSP, SDK, and RDK support" is offered for both Windows CE 5.0/6.0 and MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 4.0/5.0, the company adds.  Subsequently other WonderMedia ARM CPUs -- the VT8430, VT8500, and VT8505 -- have cropped up in various products. WonderMedia has not provided any information on these processors, but according to NorhTec, which used the VT8500 in its MicroClient TC, they're similar to the Prizm 8510 but omit certain multimedia extras.  WonderMedia Technologies bills itself as a fully owned subsidiary of Via Technologies that is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with teams in Shenzhen and Beijing, China, and Silicon Valley, Calif. The parent company is primarily known for its x86-based processors and chipsets for the mobile and embedded markets, including the Eden and Eden ULV, the C7-M ULV, and the 64-bit Via Nano, a 65nm design with an out-of-order execution unit.  In 2006, Via announced that it had expanded its licensing agreement with ARM to include the ARM926EJ-S and ARM968E-S processors, after previously having licensed ARM7 cores. At the time, Via said the processors were licensed to help Via and its subsidiaries improve products aimed at mobile phones, set-top boxes, telematics, and personal media players.  Further information  Engadget's August posting about the Sylvania netbook may be found here. Information Week's story citing brisk sales for the device may be found here.  Digital Gadgets' product page for the Sylvania netbook may be found here.  Have you invested in one of these cheap netbooks? If so, what do you think of it? Let us know by posting comments below!  Related stories:  $98 netbook hits the U.S.  $100 netbook has ten-inch screen  Windows (CE) tablet is just $150  Via's ARM SoC gets Windows CE 6.0 R3 support  $100 PC uses Via's first ARM SoC  Smartbook runs Windows CE 6.0  Windows MID costs just $114  Netbook has two Atoms on board?  $120 Windows CE netbok tipped for Black Friday sale  ARM-based netbook's just $73  Via subsidiary unveils ARM SoC  $100 netbook runs Windows CE  $150 netbook runs Windows CE  ARM netbook runs Windows CE 6.0  ARM Netbooks attract carrier support  Microsoft shunning ARM netbooks?  ARM tipped for netbooks  Windows-powered netbook showcase  $150 netbook runs Windows CE  $300 mini-laptop runs Windows CE  Mini-laptop runs Windows CE  $100 PC uses Via's first ARM SoC  Via adds ARM9 to device CPU arsenal  Via aims 1W x86 CPU at mobile, embedded apps  Tiny Via ULV mobile processor targets UMPCs  Via unveils 64-bit processors  SoC supports Windows CE, sub-$85 mini-PC  Link List  FInding and Using WIFI hotspots Wi-Fi Hotspots Yes, you need to pay for Wi-Fi... See More About:  website  wi-fi hotspots  connect to wi-fi networks  Ads  XFINITY® InternetYour Internet slowing you down? Up to 20 Mbps Downloads w/ website  Heavy Duty Outdoor WiFiAccess your broadband Internet from anywhere on your website  $9/Mo Wireless BroadbandWhy Pay More? Broadband Internet For Only $9/Mo. No Contract  Wireless / Networking Ads  Wireless Networks  Wireless Hotspot  WiFi Hotspots  Wireless LAN  Wireless Security  Ads  WiFi ProvidersGet 100% Free WiFi Providers Compare Features, Prices most businesses require these as well. Service providers supply this profile information for their hotspots.  Finding Wi-Fi Hotspots  Computers can automatically scan for hotspots within range of their wireless signal. These scans identify the network name (SSID) of the hotspot allowing the computer to initiate a connection.  Instead of using a computer to find hotspots, some people prefer to use a separate gadget called a Wi-Fi finder. These small devices scan for hotspot signals similarly to computers, and many provide some indication of signal strength to help pinpoint their exact location.  Before traveling to a far-away place, the location of Wi-Fi hotspots can be found using online wireless hotspot finder services.  Connect To Wi-Fi Hotspots  The process for connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot works similarly on home, business and public wireless networks. With the profile (network name and encryption settings) applied on the wireless network adapter, you initiate the connection from your computer operating system (or software that was supplied with the network adapter). Paid or restricted hotspot services will require you to log in with a user name and password the first time you access the Internet.  Dangers of Wi-Fi Hotspots  Although few incidents of hotspot security issues are reported in the press, many people remain skeptical of their safety. Some caution is justified as a hacker with good technical skills can break into your computer through a hotspot and potentially access your personal data.  Taking a few basic precautions will ensure reasonable safety when using Wi-Fi hotspots. First, research the public hotspot service providers and choose only reputable ones who use strong security settings on their networks. Next, ensure you do not accidentally connect to non-preferred hotspots by checking your computer's settings. Finally, be aware of your surroundings and watch for suspicious individuals in the vicinity who may be reading your screen or even plotting to steal your computer.  See also - Is It Legal to Use Free Wi-Fi Hotspots?  Summary  Wi-Fi hotspots are becoming an increasingly common form of Internet access. Connecting to a hotspot requires a wireless network adapter, knowledge of the profile information of that hotspot, and sometimes a subscription to a paid service. Computers and Wi-Fi finder gadgets both are capable of scanning the nearby area for Wi-Fi hotspots, and several online services allow you find far-away hotspot locations. Whether using a home, business or public hotspot, the connection process remains essentially the same. Likewise, as with any wireless network, security issues for Wi-Fi hotspots need to be managed.  Readers Respond: Where's Your Favorite Wi-Fi Hotspot?  Read responses (11) Tell Us Why  Suggested Reading  What Is a Hotspot?  Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder Services  Prevent Auto-Connecting to Hotspots  Wi-Fi Hotspots - Related Topics  Wireless Access Points  Wireless Network Security  Before You Subscribe to a Free Internet Service  website  Related Articles  What Is a Wi-Fi Hotspot? Wi-Fi Hotspot Definition and Examples  Wireless Networks - Visual Networking Overview  Wi-Fi Hotspot Security - What You Need to Know Before You Connect to a Wi-F...  Lost Network Connection - Dropped Wi-Fi Network Connections  Turning Off Wireless - How to Turn Off Wi-Fi in Wireless Routers and Comput...  I hope some of this info is helpful I search daily for new videos that will help. Some apparently are for fun and amusement only, but, you'll sift through them.  Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Netbook Security Question how did you get that netbook to even connect to the internet. We are pulling Excellent Wi-Fi signal in to the netbook from our Home Router, but we aren't able to connect to the internet. Says DNS error. We've tried everything and nothing works. :( Can you help?  You have to turn it on every time you connect to the internet.It may be detecting the signal but it doesn't mean it is initialized  There is a symbol in the lower right corner click on that and turn on it on you have to do that every time you want to connect to the internet from these  __________________  smilyspirit is offline  Old 12-16-2010, 08:01 AM #6  GatorGuy  Registered Member  Join Date: Nov 2010  Location: Southeastern US  Posts: 5  OS: Vista, Windows CE 6.0, Android  Re: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Netbook Security  Trying to remember what I did... When I initially signed onto the internet, there was one blank field in the network settings and I entered the network password in that field and I was on. The directions that come with the Sylvania Netbook actually show how to do that part. I think there was a checkbox to make my home network my preferred network. Now, I just open the netbook, power on the wi-fi antenna via an icon on the screen, and I seem to be able to go.  __________________  GatorGuy is offline  Old 12-25-2011, 01:40 PM #7  josaco34Nutech  Registered Member  Join Date: Dec 2011  Posts: 1  OS: Windows 7  Re: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Netbook Security  Thanks for the info, your right I was stumped to not find any executables files & drove me crazy attempting to locate them, checked all window files/system - programs >nill! except for those minor embedded in the OS. 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The drawback, is it's still very limited and very slow.. The WM8505 is only running at 300Mhz. (about what an old 80386 desktop I had, ran.) I justr just found someone had a version of bentoo linux running, but the way to obtain it, looks like what I've been running into with a ARM-11 based (Broadcom chip) Raspberry Pi single-board computer. (the SD card or flash memory stic need to be partitioned to other File systems, like EXT 3 , which Windows-7 refuses to recover when you reformat.)  betty-serrano-50  6 years ago  quisiera saber como pasarla a castellano ya que yo no se ingles me gustaria q me imformara lo mas rapido possible o si tengo que llevarla a un tecnico  atsikplornu1  7 years ago  Fantanstic.!!! I love this of your lens very much . God bless you. keep it up.  Thanks. Regards.!!!!  atsikplornu1  crazy4u2  7 years ago  Great review. It was informative at the same time. All is well finally and I am happy that you could retrieve your Net-book.  Miha Gasper  7 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU  I like gadgets and Sylvania Netbook looks very practical.  TTMall  7 years ago  Wonderful and informative lens. Very well done!  Joey McClurg  7 years ago from Illinois  cool lens! I'm a total techno dork -=D  Here is my homepage ::
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