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Wireless cannot detect any network despite claims to be working fully

Hi. My Acer Ferrari 3400 (305002 model)'s inbuilt wireless connection does not appear to be working. It cannot detect any wireless networks despite there definately being dozens in area (including my own wireless router, all of which works with other Dell wireless notebook). I have tried disabling wep hoping it would then see the network but cant. Wired LAN works fine. The system says the adaptor is fine and I have tried disabling it and enabling it, the driver is up to date. Please help as this problem has caused us a lot of trouble. Thank you. Direct replies to cersei69@hotmail.com welcomed

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  • Thomas Cesham Jan 25, 2007

    Thanks for reply.
    After trawling through the net, I have found the problem. It seems that setting notebook to "Notebook performance" in battery setting switches off Wireless by default. I only now realise I can turn it on manually by little silver switch on front of notebook (which I have never noticed before!)

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I had the same problem with my Aspire 3690. It could be as simple as UNINSTALLING & RE-INSTALLING your network adaptor/card. Check the status of you network adaptor/card in the DEVICE MANAGER. Assuming you don't know were it is follow this path START > CONTROL PANEL > SYSTEM > HARDWARE > DEVICE MANAGER Select NETWORK ADAPTORS to expand the list and if there is an EXCLAMATION MARK against your installed network apdaptor that's your problem. To fix close other open applications, RIGHT CLICK it then select UNINSTALL. To RE-INSTALL go to CONTROL PANEL > ADD HARDWARE > You will see a warning re manufacturers installation CD - i ignored this and let the wizard do its magic. WIRELESS CONNECTION at last....... I really hope this works for you

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Try first dissabling the wired network adaptor, so as the pc is not looking for the wrong area connection. If you have used Windows to try to repair the connection the settings will be wrong for the router addreses. Go to your wireless network cards properties and make sure that on the internet protocol the obtain IP address automatically is selected. Run this flush:- Click Start>Run, then type ipconfig /flushdns then press enter. Re-start pc and type the routers address in your internet browser. Go to your router settings and ensure enable DHCP is set to automatically allocate ip addresses.

Posted on Jan 23, 2007

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    andrew pester Jan 26, 2007

    Good as long as your sorted, Acer are good for access to things like that, you should also have a button at the front for bluetooth if it has an internal bluetooth device.

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