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Wireless when i start up my computer it wont turn on the wireless device. When i push the button on the front of the computer it says no device. The i restart the computer and hold the button on the front on the whole time and then it will turn on the wireless device and i can get on line. Why dont it just come on when the computer is turned on like it used to?

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Re: wireless

Your Wireless adapter must be configured for power saving mode.

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Re: wireless

Are u under vista can u download the latest driver form maker ? try that 1st and windows updates ok im open for chat if u need me asap

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Why don't i have a wireless network adapter showing in my device manager?

Hi, Try reseating the wireless card then restart the computer. If that doesnt work manually reinstall the driver, you should be able to find the drivers on the acer site.
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Wireless capablity turned off in hp probook 4520s

You can use the wireless button or HP Connection Manager (select models only) to turn on and turn

off wireless devices.

NOTE: A computer may have a wireless button, a wireless switch, or a wireless key on the

keyboard. The term wireless button is used throughout this guide to refer to all types of wireless

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You need to check first if the wireless switch is turn on.If it is on, check the function key for the wireless. Some computers have function key. Sometimes it is combination of fn and f5. Press those keys at the same time and you should see a pop up window and check if the current status is on. If it is on, uninstall/reinstall the wireless driver in device manager. and restart your computer. If this didn't work. You need to do re installation of your operating system

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Where or how do I find the wireless switch?

On the front of the laptop there is a Bluetooth button, and a wireless button.

On the front edge of the laptop, starting from the Left;

Speaker, Bluetooth button, Wireless button, Power indicator light, Battery indicator light, Microphone-In jack, Line-In jack, Headphones jack, Speaker.

The Bluetooth button has a light in the middle of it. If the light is on, Bluetooth is enabled.
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The Wireless button, also has a light in the middle of it. If the light is on, wireless is enabled. Be sure it is on.

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Here is Acer Support, and the Drivers Download page,

On this page you are going to find the wireless LAN drivers, for your Acer Travelmate 4200 PC Notebook.

1.In the Select Product Family box, Left-click on Notebook.
Wait a second, the next box will come up.

2.In the Select Product Line box, Left-click on

3.In the Select Product Model box, scroll down, and left-click on Travelmate 4200.

Use the blue bar, on the right side of the Driver file name box, and scroll down.

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1.Wireless LAN - Atheros
2.Wireless LAN - Broadcom
3.Wireless LAN - Intel

Left-click on the orange box, to the left of the appropriate wireless LAN driver you need.
(Orange rectangle with down arrow pointing to a line)

A small window will come up. There is a circle to the left of - Open with,
and a circle to the left of - Save File.

Left-click on the circle to the left of - Save File.
Now go down to the right, and click on OK.

This file will either go to your Documents folder, or it will go to your desktop screen.

In either place, when you see the file name, Double-click right on it.
The Installation Wizard will come up.
Click on Next, Next, and Finish.
(Bottom of each window)

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1.Left-click on Start, (Vista logo button)
2.Left-click on Control Panel
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4.Left-click on Device Manager

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When Device Manager loads, look at the file tree before you.
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2. If the light still wont turn on, go to the bios. You can do this by turning the computer off. Turn it on and repeatedly tap F2 right after pressing the power button. You should get a screen where you can change the settings. Click this link and choose your laptop's model and look for the instructions on how to turn on the wireless card in the bios. You may also browse the BIOS screen for that setting. Once you've set it to on, save the changes and restart the computer.

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