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My wireless signal on my Acer aspire 5223 stop working after purchasing it a month ago. It shows on the laptop under the wireless network connection that I have excellent signal strength from the Netgear router I am using and even shows that the laptop is connected with the router wirelessly. But for some reason a yellow bubble with an exclamation mark (!) inside of it shows up indicating there's a problem and I'm not able to get on the Internet. I tried using a ethernet cord from the router and still wasn't able to get on the Internet. I also tried a few times unplugging the router and modem for 60 seconds and once everything was hooked back up, I still was having the same problem. Also when this problem occurred an unidentified network/public network icon appeared on my Network and Sharing Center when originally the laptop was connected under a home network with the home icon. Please help me.

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The list of wireless routers that are available in Windows is very limited and the signal strength of any router that is detected is weak. This 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 port can not connect wirelessly with - c01153759.jpg Figure 2: Example of detected wireless devices in the same environment when the antenna cable wire is connected to primary port c01153760.jpg To 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 the symptom. 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: CAUTION: This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a non-carpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (like a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.

  1. Open the side panel.
  2. Find 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 hardware can not connect wirelessly with - c01153761.jpg"http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/c01153761.jpg" alt="c01153761.jpg" class="h_mi" /> 1 - Wireless network board 2 - Antenna wire 3 - Wireless networking antenna port
  3. Very carefully, disconnect the small wire from the board by gently pulling the end of the wire away from the board.
  4. Connect the wire to the other available port on the board. Figure 4: Avcan not connect wirelessly with - c01153762.jpg/b> c01153762.jpg
  5. Replace the side panel, connect the power cord, turn on the computer, and use the computer again to verify that wireless signal strengths have improved.

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