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Wireless Adapter not working under Vista

I have performed a clean install of Windows Vista Business on my Acer 5044 WLMi. Everything works ok apart from the wireless adapter. The driver is loaded correctly and working however the radio button does not light up and there is no software facility to enable it. I have downloaded and installed all of the necessary vista updates from the Acer website to no avail. The wireless adapter refuses to initialise and detect any networks. Fortunately I took a back up of the XP installation and when this is restored the wireless adapter works fine. The Laptop is an Acer Aspire 5044 WLMi (Couldn't find it in your pick list!!) Any ideas??

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Posted on Nov 05, 2007

Re: Wireless Adapter not working under Vista

Just come across this, I have an Acer 5633 and my built in Intel/Pro wireless adaptor is not working has all the latest drivers!

Does this appear to be a common problem with Acers built in adaptor or Vista?

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

Re: Wireless Adapter not working under Vista

Yes there is an oblong button. Under XP the button lights up and the wireless adapter works fine. Under Vista the button does not light up and the wireless network does not work. Have tried pressing the button but nothing. The wireless adapter is present and according to device manager is working however when I try to activate a windows help box pops up and tells me I need to turn on the wireless adapter by pressing the button on the front of the computer. Doesn't work whatever I try but it works fine under XP

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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Re: Wireless Adapter not working under Vista

When you say the radio button does not light up, are you refering to the light on the front of the notebook?, if so you can turn the wireless on and off by the little slider switch next to the light.

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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Is the radio turned off? There should be a button or Fn button combination that allows you to turn your radio on and off. Try that.

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