I just purchased a aspire one mini computer and tried to use it with my existing home wireless network belink wireless n router, which is working fine with all the other computers wirelesly and wired. The other wireless laptop is running windows vista, the apsire is running xp home. I connected the aspire hard wired to router and it works fine. I also had another wireless connection within range although poor strength I connected to it and it worked awesome. I cannot figure out what the problem is. It says it is connected at 54 mbps that the wireless strength is excellent. I have tried being right on top of the router and downstairs results are the same, it will start loading and then hang sometimes it finishes loading after long period or it goes to internet explorer cannot load the page. I did the diagnostic and it says the connection is working fine.
Same problem. RESOLVED it by going to device manager (hold the Windows Logo key near the space bar and hit PAUSE) Click hardware tab, and then device manager. click the plus next to network adapters to expand it, then right click the atheros wireless connection and go to properties. Click advanced, then find the power save mode. click it, then chose turn off on the right.
did this and my wireless is working normal again. hope this helps.
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Connecting your Acer laptop to your home wireless network is fairly simple. Before you begin you need to know the SSID broadcast name (Wi-Fi) network name and security passphrase (Wi-Fi network password).
Move the Wi-Fi switch to the "On" position. Not all models have this switch. Open the Windows Start menu and select "Connect To." A list of available connections will appear. Select "All" from the drop-down menu to view all available networks and connections within range. Select the desired network and click "Connect." Enter the security passphrase if prompted and click "Connect" again to join the network and gain wireless Internet access.
Have you been able to connect your netbook to other wireless networks? Do you have anything else connected to your home wireless network? Can you see your home wireless network using a different computer?
If you can't see other wireless networks check to make sure your wireless card didn't get shut off. Usually there's an on/off switch on a laptop to do this, or a combination of function keys.
If you can see other wireless networks and just not your own, try the wireless network's settings on the router. If you do have some type of security, I'd start off troubleshooting with no security, then move up to WEP, then WPA, then WPA2 in that order, or at least as high as you can get with the options available on your router. It might be that your wireless network is too secure for what your Mini 10 can handle.
can u see the wireless icon in the taskbar near the time?if not, try 2 right click my computer, then manage, device manager, and see under network adapter the wireless adapter, maybe it doesn't exist or is not recognized, or maybe it has a yellow mark with a question mark in it, if its the case, then you'll need to find and install the driver, all these assuming that your new aspire is wireless capable
How you connect depends on where you are connecting to.
If you want to connect to your existing internet at you house you will need to purchase a wireless router and connect your dsl or cable modem to your router. You will then have a wireless connection in your home.
If you are talking about connecting to a public wifi connection (like at Starbucks) you will have to be within range to get a signal. If you are at your friends house and they have an existing wireless connection that is secured you will need the access key.
Once you are ready to connect you will need to decide how you want to manage your wireless connection. Usually your wireless cards include software to manage your connection. If you do not have the software or you do not like the software Windows can manage your connection for you. To enable this service you will need to open control panel and then open administrative tools open services and scroll all the way to the bottom and click on wireless zero configeration change startup type to automatic. This shoulbe the only time you have to manually configure this service.
After you choose which program to use for your wireless connection open it and you will see available wireless connections click connect on your desired connection and you should be on.
Not shure how to help with the modems power issue without knowing the modems name but make shure the power cord is secure may aso try "start" "Control Panel" "Network connections" right click on "Wireless Network Connections" click on "properties" then click on "Internet Protocol" then "properties" make shur the "Obtain an IP address automatically" has the dot. if it does then try to go to the modems IP address this should be on the bottom or the back of the modem and config you wirelees setup from there, GL hope this helps.
list of wireless routers that are available in Windows is very limited
and the signal strength of any router that is detected is weak.
can occur when the Lite-On USB Wireless 802.11 b/g hardware and Windows
are not able to fully synchronize the signal strength data.
Figure 1: Example of detected wireless devices when the antenna cable wire is connected to secondary portFigure 2: Example of detected wireless devices in the same environment when the antenna cable wire is connected to primary portTo correct this error
, download and install
Lite-On USB Wireless LAN Driver Update (sp35177)
(in English) from the HP Web site. This update should only be applied
if your PC has the Lit-On USB Wireless LAN adapter and is exhibiting
As a work-around, you can connect the wire that runs from the wireless antenna port to the primary port on the cord as follows:
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Open the side panel.
the wireless networking board by following the antenna wire connected
to the wireless networking antenna port on the back of the computer.
Figure 3: Wireless networking hardware1 - Wireless network board2 - Antenna wire3 - Wireless networking antenna port
Very carefully, disconnect the small wire from the board by gently pulling the end of the wire away from the board.
Connect the wire to the other available port on the board.
Figure 4: Available port
Replace the side panel, connect the power cord, turn on the computer,
and use the computer again to verify that wireless signal strengths
Theres a slide on switch there somewhere on the side or front of your laptop. Once you turn that on you will see an a little computer icon on the lower task bar of your desktop screen near where the time is shown. That is telling you that your wireless radio is on ready to accept and connect to any unsecured wireless network.
You should have a quick reference sheet that came with your laptop (if new) which usually shows you which and where the features are at (USB, wireless switch, etc) .
If you have Vista just right click that little icon and select "Connect to a network" and if theres any wireless network in range choose whichever network (SSID) you want to connect to
Or in Vista click on Help and Support and on search bar type " wireless set up" and it will instruct you on how to proceed.
You can buy a wireless router for your home to connect directly to your existing ISP modem (if you have one)
Does your home router have a password? The only thing I can think of doing is removing all the preferred access points from your wireless card's utility or windows (located at start => Setting => Net connections => Wireless => Wireless Networks.