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Cannot enable wireless on my Acer Aspire 5612WLMi

Hi there, I am having a problem enabling my wireless modem on my Acer Aspire 5612WLMi laptop. The sliding button on the front does not appear to be working and anything else I have tried doesn't either. I am running Windows XP. Can you please help?

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    DEKR May 11, 2010

    is there a wireless icon in your task bar

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There should be a switch/button on the laptop which enables the wireless device. I have the acer 3692 wlmi and the switch is on the front near to the microphone socket. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

  • cracky6711 Aug 16, 2009

    oops, didnt fully read XD

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First, does the modem show up in the device manager (without an exclamation mark or an "x". In other words, does the computer see the card and is it not reporting any problems.
Second, do you see the wireless connection when you go into My Network Places and Network Connections?
Third, does the wireless connection icon appear in the system tray?

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