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Look for an ethernet cord socket on the computer. Finding one will be good news.
Is the Acer Aspire 1ZG netbook capable of having a wired internet connection? Or what might it need to have one?
In this excerpt from Answercast #17, I suggest looking for an ethernet cord connection on an older machine. It's probably there.
I actually did a little bit of research for this particular model and I couldn't find out. Apparently, it's a fairly old one, so I don't have an answer for this specific model.
I can tell you that if it has... if it's capable of a wired internet connection, then it has an Ethernet plug somewhere.
Look for a socket for a wired internet cable. If it's got that socket, somewhere (probably in the back or maybe off to the side of the machine) then absolutely! It's good to go. You're ready for wired Ethernet connection.
If, for some reason, it doesn't – if for some reason it is a wireless only device – then if it has a USB port or multiple US ports, I do believe that there are USB Ethernet adapters.
That means you would go out and get a USB Ethernet adapter. Plug it into one of these USB ports and into that adapter you should be able to plug in your Ethernet cable and your wired internet.
The bottom line is, like I said, especially for a machine that's old
enough to not be findable any more through simple research, my guess is that
there's an Ethernet socket in the back of that thing and you should be good to
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