You have a warranty issue. It sounds dead.
I just bought a 7" brand new netbook with WiFi capability, but no matter what hotspots I go to, my machine will not connect. The manual says to click on WiFi icon, but it allows me only to turn the WiFi power ON and OFF. I go to network connection, and it's empty; I go to Control Panel/Internet Options/ and shows only Internet Options for User Agent: Default (same as Windows XP; Same as Pocket PC and Windows CE. I click on Windows CE, since it's the machine's OS. Still won't connect to WiFi. So, I go to Network and Dial-Up Connections and it shows: ADSL, Active Sync, 3G Modem, and GETCE681. Since I'm looking to connect via WiFi, I see no option for me to use. Can you help?