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Wifi Switch I just puchased an acer aspire 5335-2238. There was no manual in the box and all I can find online is the ''quick guide'' I was using wifi until it told me I was not connected to wifi. The message told me here is a switch I need to change. Where is the switch. Is it a function key? I think I've tried all of them. Is there an actual switch on the laptop? Help please!

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  • Eric Lanning May 11, 2010

    So just to clarify, is the issue that you cannot connect to the internet?

    It may not be the switch itself, although it very well could be.

    Some laptops, like Dell's for example have a Function key to use. If it is indeed a function key it will more than likely look like a radio tower with radio waves coming from it.

    Like in the above link to the image, the image shows the F2 key showing the tower in blue. Holding the "Fn" Key and pressing the F2 key would in this case turn on the wireless.

    That keyboard is for a Dell Inspiron notebook, yours may be in a different location, but I wanted to give you an idea for what to look for. If that doesn't work it may not be your wifi switch, but maybe something in the operating system.


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Go to Start, All Programs, Empowering Technology, Acer eNet Management. If you have and Empowering Technology icon on your desktop you can click on that too.

This will open the Acer eNet Management main page.

Make sure your WLAN is set to ON.

Be sure to click on save if you change anything.

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Usually there is an actual switch on the laptop.

Take a look all around the sides of the laptop. Sometimes it's in the front, sometimes on the side.

Just look very carefully and I"m sure you'll find it.

If not, let me know and I'll give you some other ideas.

Best of luck!

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My guess is that it isn't the switch at all. It could be, but not a huge chance if you were able to connect for a while and then suddenly not. I believe what you are talking about is a troubleshooting tip that has no real idea whether or not your wireless is active. Use the suggestions above to determine if your wireless is active, but you might have to reset your router if your computer suddenly doesn't connect to it, when it did before. You could also try connecting to another wireless router, maybe at a friends house or coffee shop.

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