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This happened twice, because I blanked the PC again (put it back to factory settings) after I gave up trying to solve the problem. I paid special attention. The wifi is found and officialised during installation. It all works after installation. I'm offered the updates that are available since my DVD was made. I download them. When I restart the PC theres no wifi, just the empty "fan" in the status bar. I go into the network menu, into wireless. My connection details are still there, but absolutely no way to connect as far as I can see. On the home screen, when restart, theres a message saying "you are offline", or something close to that. If nobody has any answers, I'm going to try reinstalling again, and not updating again till I'm a bit further forward with this.

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Please provide model of your computer and/or what wifi-card you have. Might be an issue with drivers. –  denNorske Apr 23 '13 at 18:23
The laptop I'm using is the ACER ASPIRE 5334. –  rroburt May 3 '13 at 9:31
Chrome start-up message: "Google Chrome can't display the web page, because your computer isn't connected to the internet. Error 106 (net::ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED): The Internet connection has been lost. –  rroburt May 3 '13 at 9:57
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