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Wireless Adapter not working under Vista

I have performed a clean install of Windows Vista Business on my Acer 5044 WLMi. Everything works ok apart from the wireless adapter. The driver is loaded correctly and working however the radio button does not light up and there is no software facility to enable it. I have downloaded and installed all of the necessary vista updates from the Acer website to no avail. The wireless adapter refuses to initialise and detect any networks. Fortunately I took a back up of the XP installation and when this is restored the wireless adapter works fine. The Laptop is an Acer Aspire 5044 WLMi (Couldn't find it in your pick list!!) Any ideas?? I have the same problem with my acer travelmate 2480 running vista home basic. I have to use the NIC to get get internet because the wireless is so flaky

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  • casper717 Dec 29, 2008

    I do push my button and the light blinks but it is not steady it is just searching for wirless

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Is the radio turned off? There should be a button or Fn button combination that allows you to turn your radio on and off. Try that.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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    Edward Morgan Dec 29, 2008

    Have you tried using the eNet Management software to troubleshoot it? Try that. The software looked simplistic on the web but helpful.

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