Maybe you don't have your wireless turned on. Look onboth sides and in front for the Wireless Switch and turn it on. Sometimes the wireless switch might be a button to press. Look above the keyboard or sides for a wireless button to press.
Also once the wireless switch is turned on there are keystrokes that can togglethe wireless on or off. Normally you would Press and Hold the FN functionkey located at the lower left of the keyboard, then hit the correct F1 thru F12key that toggles the wireless. The correct F1 thru F12 key to hit willhave the wireless signal icon )))) on it. Or it might have the icon of a towerwith the wireless signal icon )))). Normally the screen will displayWireless On or Wireless Off when you toggle the wireless.
Maybe the wireless card needs to be reseated.
Turn the computer off, remove the power cord, remove the cover from the bottom of the laptop where the wireless card is housed. Sometimes the wireless card might be under the keyboard. Once you find the wireless card, remove the 2 antennas (black and white cables) but remember where they go. Then remove the wifi card from the slot (it might be secured by a screw). Wait 30 seconds then put it all back together and reboot and see if it detects wireless.
You can also try downloading and reinstalling the wireless drivers.
Get onlineand got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "AcerSupport" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operatingsystem when requested. Download and install the Network drivers for the wireless.
May 29, 2012 |
Computers & Internet