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I have an Acer Aspire One running Linux and have lost the wireless icon at the bottom right hand corner of the screen so how do I connect to wireless? Thanks for any help.

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Try this press the colored Fn Key and F2, this toggles WiFi on/off.

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Not connect to the wifi


Locate the Wireless LAN switch located on the front of your Acer Notebook. This could be located on the upper row on a laptop it will have the radiation look ((())) Make sure its pressed on. Move the switch to the right to turn on Wireless connections. Right-click the network icon located on the system tray next to the clock. You should see a list of available wireless networks. Select the network you want to connect to and click "Connect."
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Power on the Acer Aspire laptop. Right-click the wireless Internet icon in the lower right corner of the desktop. Select "Enable" from the pull-down menu. Right-click the wireless icon again. Select to view all available wireless networks in the area. Momentarily a window appears with all of the available Wi-Fi networks. Select the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to, then type in the password (if required). Click "Connect," and your Acer Aspire computer connects to the Internet. Hope this helps.

Jan 16, 2013 | Acer Aspire 3690 Notebook

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Turn on WIFI on Aspire 3620


Locate the Wireless LAN switch located on the front of your Acer Notebook.

Move the switch to the right to turn on Wireless connections.


Right-click the network icon located on the system tray next to the clock.

You should see a list of available wireless networks.


Select the network you want to connect to and click "Connect."


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Power on the Acer Aspire laptop.


Right-click the wireless Internet icon in the lower right corner of the desktop.

Select "Enable" from the pull-down menu.


Right-click the wireless icon again.

Select to view all available wireless networks in the area.


Momentarily a window appears with all of the available Wi-Fi networks.

Select the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to, then type in the password (if required).


Click "Connect," and your Acer Aspire computer connects to the Internet.


hope this helps

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I have a wireless router, DIR-600 but i can not connect my laptop


What is the Operating system on the laptop ?
If it is XP then in the bottom right hand corner you will find Wireless network connection ( looks like 1 computer monitor). Use that icon to connect to the wireless network.
If it is windows Vista, then in the bottom right hand corner you will find 2 computer monitor icon. Use that icon to connect to the wireless network.
If it is Windows 98/ME/2000 then use the adapter utility to connect to the wireless network.
For MAC you will see the AIRPORT icon at the top.

Check the wireless settings of the router first . Make sure that yopu have all the wireless settings of the router. If you are not sure about the settings, then open the router set up and check the settings.

Click Here for step by step instructions on how to connect to the wireless network and troubleshooting steps

Dec 26, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Lost signal on acer aspire 6530 lap top, dont know if my daughter has pressed a wrong button or switch ?


There is a little satellite icon next to the always blue (when turned on) skip to next (song) and stop (square) touch buttons. Put your finger on the satellite icon for a few seconds, then move off, a green message should come up on the bottom of your screen saying "Wireless LAN enabled", if it says "Wireless LAN disabled" then there is another problem with your connection.
When the wireless is enabled check that you're connected to the wireless network. Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center (in Vista) you should be able to see:
"Access Local and Internet"

If it's not connected to the internet try resetting your wireless router, if that doesn't work, check you have the correct network password. Right click the two little PC screens (icon) in the bottom left, in the new window right-click your network and go to properties. In the new window, "Security" tab check the settings and type in the correct network security key (password) again. Hopefully you will have a record fo the network security key or your problem will have already been fixed before you get to this point. :)

Sep 27, 2009 | Acer Aspire 6530-5143 Notebook PC

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WIRELESS CONNECTION


Go to the Device Manager and check Wireless Network Adapter properties. Is the Wireless adapter installed, working properly and enabled? If not then reinstall the wireless LAN driver.

If it is OK then go to the Control Panel and click on Network Connections and right click on the wireless connection anf then click on Repair. This will make the wireless router issue a new IP address to the wireless LAN card and you whould now get access to the Internet & your network.
If this doesn't work power down your wireless router wait 1/2 minute, power up and boot up your laptop after all the normal LEDs on the wireless are on.

Let me know if you still have problems plus all error messages.

Jul 02, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Acer notebook aspire one linux will not connect to wi fi.


Hi I am Vortash I find that Linux is having a fair amount of problems at the moment , possibly because of the trend to drift towards beta programs and systems not sure , but it sounds like the program is corupt if it was windows the fix would be simple .. i would say re-eneter your wireless /lan / earthnet card .. drivers depending on how your connecting , and press repair connection .. I think I would go a simillar way here and re-install connections .. hope this helps Vortash

May 31, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3100-1405 Notebook

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Acer Aspire one - network connection problems.


Open terminal, and type, server networking restart let me know if this solves it.

Feb 23, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Wireless switch


Although the wireless switch on your Acer does turn on/off your wireless card, you will also need to make sure that your operating system (Windows) has the wireless card enabled.

Do the following:
  1. Go to Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel)
  2. Double-click Network Connections
  3. Right-click on Wireless Network Connection / WLAN (you can tell it is disabled if the icon is greyed)
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  4. Click on "Enable" (if you see Disable, your network is already enabled)
You should check the bottom-right-hand area of your screen (in the menu bar) for your wireless icon. If this is not appearing, you'll have to go into Network Connections again and do the following:
  1. Right-click on Wireless Network Connection (your wireless network adapter)
  2. Select Properties
  3. Click the checkbox that says "Show icon in notification area when connected"
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  4. Now click on the Wireless Networks tab (at the top of this dialogue box)
  5. Scan for a network and connect to it.

Nov 25, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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I have an Acer Netbook, Aspire one series. the icon for wireless doesn't appear at the bottom of the screen for me to choose my wireless network and in setting the network centre won't open HELP


Hi there,
It sounds like you do not have the connection set up yet.
Try using the start button (bottom left hand corner of your screen)
Then click connect to, then click show all connections which will open the network connections panel.
Then you can configure the wireless setting (If you have one) if not, then try creating a new connection and follow the wizard, Hope this helps you, Chris

Nov 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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My laptop won't connect to wireless internet unless it is running off its battery. As soon as I plug the laptop into a power source, it automatically disconnects from the internet and I cannot get it to...


It seems the two oval lights on the front of the Acer TravelMate 3003LCi are not only lights to indicate WiFi traffic, but also buttons to turn the WiFi radio on and off for security reasons. If you press and hold the left side button for 3-5 seconds it should turn back on the WiFi radio. Windows XP (and maybe other OS’s) have a power saving function that turns the radio off when not in use to save the battery, so you have to use the buttons to turn the radio back on. Seems like a pain in the @$$ to me, but it’s a clients laptop not mine so he will have to live with that.

I hope this helps someone so they do not have to go through the frustration of trying to figure out why the radio has been turned off.

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