Question about Acer TravelMate 4200 Notebook
Help! I can't access my wireless network. The ISP tech support says that I need a new driver, but they can't install it. Basically, my wireless card isn't receiving packets even though it's sending them. I downloaded/installed the broadcom wireless LAN driver from Acer's website, but my wireless card still isn't receiving packets.
I have actually experienced this before and surprisingly, it turned out to be a hardware fault with my built-in wireless device. I had to resort eventually to one of those USB plug-in wifi dongles. They cost less than ten bucks, and if you don't need the range, come in "nano" sizes that protrude less than half an inch when installed. Do disable the internal wifi device, either in device manager or better still, in the bios if using this solution.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In some Acer models, there is a software switch in Start/All Programs/Acer Launch Manager. If this is missing, you need to reinstall since even with the WiFi hard switch activated, this application is required. This is so especially if a new/clean/OEM install of the OS has been done on the laptop.
In some models, there is a hard switch either at the front or at the side to activate the internal wifi (and bluetooth). Still in other, there is button on the leading edge of the computer which also serves as an indicator lamp,
Some models also have WiFI enable/disable in the BIOS/CMOS setup.
Still others have a button along with the Easy-launch strip (top) together with the those for email , bluetooth , Acer Arcade & others.
As shown above, depending on the specific model/region version of your laptop, the WifI activation can be varied.
Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
SOURCE: wireless not working
First, go to Windows security settings. I recently had a client with this exact problem, and it was her Windows firewall blocking the wireless adapter from "seeing" anything. If necessary, turn the firewall completely off to test.
Secondly, if that doesn't fix it, remove/uninstall the Wireless adapter completely from device manager. Reboot, let Windows attempt to reinstall the driver. If asked, point it to the driver files you've already installed. Reboot, and that should fix you up.
Let me know if this helps :)
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
SOURCE: CANNOT DETECT WIRELESS NETWORKS
Please type services.msc on run option
2.Please check there will be a service named as wireless zero configuration if you are using XP otherwise the third last service in vista.
3.double clisck that and then stop after restarting the machine again go to same and start it by clicking start.
4.If then also the issue is not resolved please check with your hardware vender.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
it sounds like somehow the WPA was turned off . Can you reenter your internal router and re-initailize the WPA setting for your laptop, if there a setting for WPA And WEP together ,check that box. Hopefully that does the job.. good luck
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
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