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My wireless icon has disappeared on the task bar and the network icon on thedesk top will not activate - it was al working yesterday

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    can't turn on wireless network

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There should be a switch or a button on you comp that turns the wireless on and off you must have accidentally switched it off.

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How do I turn on an acer aspire wireless switch?


Sony's Sony Vaio laptop features built-in wireless LAN adapter that allows the computer to connect to any wireless access point. If you want to adjust the device's WiFi settings, you must use the proprietary software and hardware that comes preinstalled on the laptop and the Internet connection options that come with Windows. Once you have all of the correct settings enabled, you can have your laptop connected to a wireless access point without any additional applications.
Enabling Wi-Fi with Wireless LAN Switch b> Before you can connect to a wireless network or change any of your Wi-Fi settings, you must first enable the computer's Wi-Fi feature with the wireless LAN switch. This switch is located directly below the laptop's screen and is labeled "Wireless." Once you have located the switch, slide it into the "ON" position. b> Enable Wi-Fi in Vaio Smart Network b> Once Wi-Fi has been enabled with the wireless LAN switch, you must enable Wi-Fi using the laptop's proprietary wireless connection software, "Vaio Smart Network." To access this program, click the "Start" button in the computer's task bar and select the "All Programs" option. Select the "VAIO Smart Network" option to launch the program. Alternatively, you can click the VAIO Smart Network icon in the computer's task bar to launch the program. This icon is in the shape of a green button with two white arrows on it. Once in the application, click the switch to the right of the "Wi-Fi" heading to toggle it to the "ON" position. Windows Connect to a Network b> With Wi-Fi enabled, you must connect to the wireless network using the "Connect to a Network" feature that is a part of the Windows operating system. Click the network icon in the computer's task bar to bring up a list of the available wireless networks. This icon is in the shape of a computer and an Ethernet cable if you not connected to a network. If you are connected to a network, it is in the shape of signal bars. Select the desired wireless network from the menu that appears and select the "Connect" option. Enter the networks password if necessary and connect to the network. b> Network and Sharing Center b> If the wireless network that you want to connect to does not appear in the "Connect to a Network" window, you must connect to the network manually. Click the network icon in the computer's task bar and select the "Open Network and Sharing Center" option. Click the "Manage wireless networks" option, followed by the "Add" option. Click the "Manually create a network profile" option and type the network's information in the spaces provided. Place a checkmark next to the "Start this connection automatically" option and click the "Next" button to connect to the network.
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Task bar at bottom with font size on it has gone


The task bar is an important part of the Windows experience. Not only does it contain a variety of information including what time it is and how much battery life is left it's the way most Windows users open programs and documents. As such, the task bar disappearing is a stressful thing, but fixing this problem on your own is possible.

Auto-Hide Sometimes you may think your task bar has disappeared, but it's really just been set to "auto-hide." Move your mouse to the bottom of the screen and see if it pops up automatically. Then check all four sides of the screen. If the task bar was simply auto-hiding, disable this feature by right-clicking the task bar, clicking "Properties" and unchecking "Auto-hide the Taskbar." b> Reboot b> If your task bar disappears, and auto-hide isn't the culprit, the first thing you should do is reboot your computer this fixes the problems in most instances. Only one problem: because your task bar disappeared you can't access the "Start" menu in order to shut down the computer. Instead press "Alt," "Ctrl," and "Delete" at the same time and press "Restart" in the window that pops up after doing so. Your computer should restart, and in most cases your task bar should come back when it restarts. b> More Options b> If rebooting doesn't fix cause the task bar to reappear, your computer might have a problem starting explorer.exe, the program that displays the task bar and desktop icons in Windows. Press "Ctrl," "Shift," and "Esc" at the same time to bring up the System Manager. Then click "File," followed by "New Task (Run)" and type "explorer.exe" in the dialogue box that pops up. You now have your task bar and desktop icons back. Reboot to see if they stick around after rebooting. If not, repeat the process in the above paragraph. When you have you task bar back click "Start," then "Programs," then "Accessories," then "System Tools" and then "System Restore." Restore the computer to a time when everything was working fine by clicking that date on the calendar. Reboot to see if this fixes the problem. If none of this brought back your task bar permanently it may be time to run a repair install. Change My Task Bar b> In Windows operating systems, the taskbar shows your currently active windows and programs, shortcuts to your favorite programs, the time, your volume control, active programs and the "Start" button. You may want to change the taskbar so it has a different look or to customize it to suit your needs when using your computer. Windows XP users have fewer options than Windows Vista or Windows 7 users, but all operating system owners can make changes to the taskbar.

Right-click in your taskbar. Left-click on "Lock the taskbar" if it is currently checked. Otherwise, click back onto the taskbar. Click on any empty area of the taskbar. Drag the taskbar to the position (bottom, top, left or right side of the screen) you desire, and release it. Re the taskbar by moving your cursor to where the taskbar ends. Your cursor will change to a two-way arrow. Left-click and drag the taskbar until it reaches the you want. Move your cursor over the series of separator bumps between the Start button and the Quick Launch menu, and the Quick Launch menu and the active programs section of the taskbar, to alter the of the Quick Launch menu and the active programs area. Right-click the taskbar, and left-click on "Lock the taskbar" once you've completed the changes you wish to make. b> Change Taskbar Options b> Right-click on the taskbar, and left-click on "Properties." Modify the taskbar settings so that it appears the way you like. You can decide whether to show the Quick Launch menu (a series of icons for your most commonly used programs), to show thumbnails for your active programs in Windows 7 and Windows Vista and to group similar active programs, and to automatically hide the taskbar or to always have it on top of other windows. Click on the "Notification" tab in Windows 7 or Vista to modify the way the notification area to the far right appears. Stay on the taskbar tab in Windows XP. Hide inactive icons, and decide which information to show, including the clock or the volume, power and network icons in Windows 7 and Vista. Click on the "Customize" button to specify which programs or notifications should always show, never show or grow inactive with disuse. Click on the "Toolbars" tab in Windows 7 or Vista to specify which toolbars you wish to see in the taskbar. Your options will vary according to the programs you have installed on your computer but may include the Quick Launch, address bar and links toolbars. Click the "Apply" button, then "OK" once you have made the changes you desire. Hope this helps.

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Dell Latitude D 410 has suddenly (worked yesterday) stopped connecting to all known (and working) wireless networks. Is my internal wireless card gone?


If you get a 'Limited connectivity" on you wirelessconnection on your laptop, it means that the wireless card on your laptopprobably did not get an IP address from the wireless router.
To fix this problem, right click on the wireless icon on the Task bar and thenclick Repair.
This will force the wireless router to issue a IP address to the wireless cardon the laptop.

Apr 13, 2012 | Dell Latitude D410 Notebook

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I cant find wireless icon. were can I find it


Near to the lower tool bar nearer to the battery /charging icon , you will find a small arrrow. Just click and all the hidden icons will come up. The bluetooth icon will be found here on which you can activate

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S7444. Recurring problem with wireless connection. Will be online when pop-up box titled "connect broadband connection" displays. Still connected though. Can hit cancel most...


The little icon on the task bar is not always an accurate and reliable indicator of the status of your connection. If you are having occasional dropouts of signal, try repositioning your laptop either closer to the wireless transmitter or in a more direct, line-of-sight position. Sometimes it becomes necessary to install a wireless "extender" which boosts the signal to enable you to stay connected, especially if there are several other wireless networks within range of your machine.

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My network adoptor is not working


Check whether the network adaptor is disabled in device manager. Enable thwe same may solve your problem.

Nov 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I have a dell 1521 computer and it used to


Assuming that the wireless driver is enabled and working, if not reinstall the wireless card driver. Are all the lights on the router are on, if not power down the wireless router, wait for 30 secs and power up the wireless router. Sometimes when you boot up the wireless card doesn't get an IP address from the wireless router. If you see the wireless icon on the Task Bar with a red X against it, just right click on the icon and click on Repair. This will repair the connection and get the wireless router to issue the wireless card with a new IP address. If you don't have an icon on the Task Bar go to Control Panel - Network Connection and right click on the wireless Network connection and click on Repair.

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My bottom task bar periodically disappears


When you see the task bar, right click on it and set it the way you want it to work.

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Desk top icons


Right Click the desktop, select "Sort By", select "Show Desktop Icons". Done!

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