I have a wireless mnetwork within range but my wireless device does not seeit i can went to check the device manager list to see if my wireless adapter is actually working but i only see the fast ethernet lan adapter working properly i also check the wireless zero configuration to see the wireless device was started .it was started and even the wireless swicth was on but still cannot see the wireless network within range. i guesss i need a driver to make it work pls help.am getting frustrated.
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Click Start>Acer>Acer Recovery Management>Restore>Restore Applications and Drivers>Contents.
That will show all the drivers for the computer.
Install the wireless driver.
If your don't have the Acer Recovery Management, download the driver from the Acer website.
Open the System Control Panel and click on Device Manager. Is your wireless card recognized by the system here? Does it have a yellow exclamation point on it? You can right-click on the device to bring up its properties. This will let you check whether the driver is loaded.
You may need to reinstall the wireless card driver.
If the wireless device is listed as missing or failed in the Device Manager, shut down the computer, remove the wireless card and reconnect it. This may clear up any connector contact issues. If the card connects to internal antenna wires, try to leave those connected when you do this - just rotate the antenna connectors a bit to scrub the contacts. The antenna connectors are very tiny slip-on coax connectors. It's a tricky business to get them seated without mashing them, so the less you mess with them the better.
If you are using a PCMCIA or PC-Card wireless transceiver, try it in the other PCMCIA slot.
I'm assuming you get your results within range of a known good wireless router.
If none of this works, it's time to try another wireless card.
If the wireless card is working with the correct driver it will automatically see any wireless networks within range. Check in device manager that the computer is seeing the wireless card, if it is try updating the driver from the Fujitsu support site, you will obviously have to connect direct to your router to get on the net. If the Arial leads are not tight on the card it will not see anything even if right next to the router. You can strip down to the wireless card by following a solution I recently posted on how to changing the COMS battery.
Is this external or internal? A driver reinstall is a good idea. Is windows managing the device? If not switch off the other software and check that windows starts managing it.
Is the device installed at all? Check by going (using XP) click: Start> Control Panel> System> Hardware> Device manager To do so using XP click: Start> Control Panel> System> Hardware> Device manager, and find your wireless card usually under network connections.
You can get a new (likely to be faster and longer range) card on ebay for £6. might save you the worries. I did the same recently.
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.
1. this one is obvious but is probably best to check.. are your access points broadcasting the ssid? if not get that fix first or manually configured your workstation by entering the ssid you had configured in your access point with the respective pass/key
2. did you download the correct driver? check in device manager for any ! or ? next to your wireless adapter (network adapter) then do the following if any:
a. rollback to the previous driver by doing a driver rollback (device manager, device properties, driver tab) then test.
b. uninstall and reinstall the driver that you got from the laptop manufacturer, check the model is the same correct one.