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Wireless Network Connection is very weak

My ACER 5100 wireless network will not connect unless, the computer is next to the wireless router.

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Re: Wireless Network Connection is very weak

Is the router near to any electrical devices that could be causing interferance? Try putting the router in a different location.

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Acer 5100 will not connect to wireless

Things to Check:
1. Please check if the wireless switch on your laptop is ON?
2. Are you able to see your wireless network in the list of connections?

If the answer for both of the above is yes, then Turn OFF & Turn ON the Modem/Router.

Please delete all the connections that are stored on your laptop's wireless settings/Wireless connections and retry connecting to your network.

On your modem/router, please remove any security passwords and make the network accessible by any one any try connecting to the network.If the connection is successful, then reprogram the modem / router with a password.

Another easy fix to find if the fault is actually with your laptop is to go to a free public wireless hotspot and see if your laptop connects to their network.If it dd, its not your Laptop but your wireless modem/router.

Feb 28, 2014 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Acer 5100 wireless connection

may be the connection you are trying to establish must have their server down....

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How to use your laptop as a wireless router.

Start- control panel - network and internet - network and sharing center - on Task choose "set up a connection or network"- then choose wireless ad hoc (computer to computer network) - clic next then make up a name for your network and if preffered you can choose to put a password or you can just choose it to be an open network. Then click share internet connection. Now your laptop is a wireles router. Except that it is not on all the time unless you want to keep it on all the time like a wireless router.

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Losing network connection

There are a few things that can cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router. 1. Weak signal strength, check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move the wireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locate the wireless router higher up. 2. Have you secured your wireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? i.e. change the default password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID, and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC address filtering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s to connect to your wireless router. 3. You could be getting interference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders, washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers and computers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, better still connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply). 4. Check the channels of the wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcast channel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currently used but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interference with your wireless router from other wireless routers and access points in your area.

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How do i turn on my wifi on acer aspire 53152077?

Network Key (WEP, WPA, WPA2 Encryption key)To connectyour computer to a wireless router, you click the Refresh networklist, then Choose your wireless network and then click Connectto your secured Wireless Network, it will asks for a Network Keybefore allowing you to connect into your wireless network. This NetworkKey is either the WEP, or WPA or WPA2 Encryption key that is used toconfigure the Wireless Router. The Passphrase is an alternate way tosetup the Encryption key.
When you are requested for a Network Key, you can just enter the Passphrasethat was used to configure the Encryption key in the wireless router. information on securing your wireless network,configuring the wireless router and configuring the wireless card in thelaptop/computer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-

Jun 04, 2012 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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I recently replaced my old Belkin N150 Wireless Router with a new Cisco E3200 Wireless Router. After doing so, all of my wireless devices work (9 total) EXCEPT for my (2) Acer Aspire One Netbooks. The...

Remove and recreate the wireless network connection
  1. Click on Start, and then Control Panel
  2. Double click on Network Connections
  3. Right-click the wireless network connection, and click Properties
  4. Click the Wireless Networks tab
  5. Under Preferred networks, click the wireless network, and then click Remove
  6. Click View Wireless Networks
  7. Under Network Tasks, click Refresh Network List
  8. Under Choose a wireless network, click the wireless network that you want to connect to, and then click Connect
In Windows, there is a power mode setting for the wireless driver that may help this issue. Follow the instructions below.
  1. Go to Control Panel, System, click the Hardware tab and select Device Manager.
  2. Click the + next to Network Adapters and double click on the wireless network adapter.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab, select Power Save Mode from the list on the left.
  4. Change the Value on the right to Off.
    The default setting is Maximum, which may cause issues similar to those described.
Check to see if this has resolved the connectivity issue. If it has not, the following steps may need to be completed.
  1. Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel
  2. Double click Network Connections
  3. Right-click your wireless network connection, and click Properties
  4. Click the Wireless Networks tab
  5. Under Preferred networks, click the wireless network, and click Properties
  6. Click the Authentication tab, click to clear the "Enable IEEE 802.1X authentication for this network" check box, and then click OK twice.

Sep 23, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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My computer doesnt want it connect to internet,, appear the connection icon but when the page try to open , it cant do

Please follow the steps provided below:

Q: Basic Wireless Troubleshooting
Wireless Troubleshooting
The following steps will help determine if the wireless card in the system is functioning properly.
Please go through all the troubleshooting steps. If the wireless card is functioning properly, please check the network configuration. Acer America can not assist with configuring the network.
Before you start:
  • Make sure there is a wireless router or wireless access point.
  • The wireless router/access point is plugged in.
  • Refer to the owners manual to ensure the wireless adapter is on (you can turn the wireless card on and off by pressing a clear button)
  • Contact the internet service provider to make sure ther account is active and the network is connected in a way that supports their configuration.
If the computer was working properly at an earlier time:
If the laptop was working fine, do a System Restore which rolls the system back to the last known working configuration. System Restore is located in System Tools under Accessories. Here is a link to explain the use of this feature:;en-us;306084
To find the wireless network:
1. Click on Start winxpstart%20button.jpg then click on "Control Panel."
xpmenu.jpg 2. In the Control Panel window, click on "Network and Internet Connections."

3. In the "Network and Internet Connections" window, click on "Network Connections."

networkconnect.jpg 4. Once in Network Connections, right-click on the wireless connection then select "View available wireless networks"
5. If the wireless network is a secured network, please refer to the manual of the wireless router to make it unsecured for the purpose of testing the wireless network.
NOTE: Acer does not recommend leaving a wireless network unsecured and is not responsible for data accessed due to unsecured wireless networks.
6. If the wireless network is listed, the wireless adapter is functioning properly. If unable to connect to the wireless router, go through "Before you start" at the beginning of this article.

Mar 05, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Connect your wireless router
Since you'll be temporarily disconnected from the Internet, print these instructions before you go any further.
First, locate your cable modem or DSL modem and unplug it to turn it off.
Next, connect your wireless router to your modem. Your modem should stay connected directly to the Internet. Later, after you've hooked everything up, your computer will wirelessly connect to your router, and the router will send communications through your modem to the Internet.
efefddd.jpg Next, connect your router to your modem:

If you currently have your computer connected directly to your modem: Unplug the network cable from the back of your computer, and plug it into the port labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN on the back of your router.
If you do not currently have a computer connected to the Internet: Plug one end of a network cable (included with your router) into your modem, and plug the other end of the network cable into the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port on your wireless router.
If you currently have your computer connected to a router: Unplug the network cable connected to the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port from your current router, and plug this end of the cable into the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port on your wireless router. Then, unplug any other network cables, and plug them into the available ports on your wireless router. You no longer need your original router, because your new wireless router replaces it.
5641429.jpg Next, plug in and turn on your cable or DSL modem. Wait a few minutes to give it time to connect to the Internet, and then plug in and turn on your wireless router. After a minute, the Internet, WAN, or WLAN light on your wireless router should light up, indicating that it has successfully connected to your modem.

Configure your wireless router
8d8f1b2.jpg Using the network cable that came with your wireless router, you should temporarily connect your computer to one of the open network ports on your wireless router (any port that isn't labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN). If you need to, turn your computer on. It should automatically connect to your router.
Next, open Internet Explorer and type in the address to configure your router.
You might be prompted for a password. The address and password you use will vary depending on what type of router you have, so refer to the instructions included with your router.
As a quick reference, this table shows the default addresses, usernames, and passwords for some common router manufacturers.
Router Address Username Password 3Com
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Microsoft Broadband
Internet Explorer will show your router's configuration page. Most of the default settings should be fine, but you should configure three things:
Your wireless network name, known as the SSID. This name identifies your network. You should choose something unique that none of your neighbors will be using.
Wireless encryption (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), which help protect your wireless network. For most routers, you will provide a passphrase that your router uses to generate several keys. Make sure your passphrase is unique and long (you don't need to memorize it).
Your administrative password, which controls your wireless network. Just like any other password, it should not be a word that you can find in the dictionary, and it should be a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Be sure you can remember this password, because you'll need it if you ever have to change your router's settings.
The exact steps you follow to configure these settings will vary depending on the type of router you have. After each configuration setting, be sure to click Save Settings, Apply, or OK to save your changes.
Now, you should disconnect the network cable from your computer.
Connect your computers
If your computer does not have wireless network support built in, plug your network adapter into your USB port, and place the antenna on top of your computer (in the case of a desktop computer), or insert the network adapter into an empty PC card slot (in the case of a laptop). Windows XP will automatically detect the new adapter, and may prompt you to insert the CD that came with your adapter. The on-screen instructions will guide you through the configuration process.
Note: The steps below only apply if you're using Windows XP Service Pack 2. If you're running Windows XP and you don't have Service Pack 2 yet, plug your computer into your wireless router and download and install Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Windows XP should show an icon with a notification that says it has found a wireless network.
5118333.gif Follow these steps to connect your computer to your wireless network:
Right-click the wireless network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks. If you run into any problems, consult the documentation that came with your network adapter. Don't be afraid to call their tech support.
The Wireless Network Connection window should appear and you should see your wireless network listed with the network name you chose. If you don't see your network, click Refresh network list in the upper-left corner. Click your network, and then click Connect in the lower-right corner.5914228.gif 3.
Windows XP prompts you to enter a key. Type the encryption key that you wrote down earlier in both the Network key and Confirm network key boxes, and then click Connect.
Windows XP will show its progress as it connects to your network. After you're connected, you can now close the Wireless Network Connection window. You're done.
Note: If the Wireless Network Connection window continues to show Acquiring Network Address, you may have mistyped the encryption key.

Jul 03, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Wireless Router


Make sure that the wep password is correct. This is the most common reason for not connecting.
Please let me know how you make out.

Jan 25, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Wireless connection

If this laptop has a wireless switch, make sure it's on.
Did you get the wireless hub?
Wireless is controlled by the wireless zero service, which should turn on automatically when your adapter is detected.
You can turn it on manually in Control Panel/Admin Tools/Services

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