Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
On my new laptop, I have Windows Vista. I recently installed my DSL on it and am currently having horrible network connection problems. I'm very computer illiterate. My pages in Firefox or even Internet Explorer are constantly having trouble loading as well as "problem loading page." I've called my ISP and they state there's nothing wrong on their/my end to connect to the internet (as I'm typing this, I've been able to load at least one page... this one). I've ran Windows Network Diagnostics and sometimes it will say "Cannot communicate with www.microsoft.com" and it says that it pinged the host, but received no response. It tells me one solution is to reset the network adapter "Local Area Connection," which, in turn, says it can resolve an intermittant problem. I've done this several times for the past few days. Whatever the problem is, it keeps doing it, unfortunately
It also tells me something about TCP settings... "TCP setting needs to be adjusted to improve network performance." This is another message when I run Windows Diagnostics.
Also other times that I run Windows Diagnostics, it will say, "Windows is currently experiencing a network connectivity problem."
This problem is becoming very, very annoying and frustrating.
"Go out and pick up a USB mouse, that should resolve the problem you are having,"???
Buy a brand new notebook and the main I/O device is NG,
so you want us to go out any buy a mouse??
Just how are we going to use that mouse on a plane?
Or while sitting in a chair etc..
Why not just junk it and buy a desk top PC??
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
I cannot gen on line with th5314, there 2 other desktops on a wireless lan. i tried plugging directly into the modem still no working. is there a button somewhere on the lap top
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
The touch pad problem is notorious with this notebook. The best solution I have found is to use a USB mouse, and toggle the touchpad out of service with Fn-F7. Prior to that, I simply put a mousepad on top of the touchpad, but that was awkward. You can go into the pointer icon on the lower right and try to disable or adjust tapping and scrolling (most of the erratic behavior is caused by light heel-of-hand touches you don't even notice that scroll and then register a tap so they move the cursor, and LO! your words are inserting in the wrong place. The tap hypersensitivity is also what sends your half-written emails in what looks like spontaneous misbehavior. But the clean, cheap, and 100% effective cure is a usb mouse and Fn-F7.
I've never had DSL, bt find the Acer hypersensitive to wireless networks, which it seems to prefer. Your DSL provider should give technical support and walk you through Vista's handling of connection issues.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
As far as the network problem goes there are a few possible solutions. You may need to install the router drivers or you could be having a problem with your wireless network card. Try connecting your computer with a network cable directly to the modem and see if you still have the same error. If you do then you have a bad modem and are going to need to request a new one from your ISP.
When it comes to the touch pad on the laptop, they are touch sensitive. If you tap on it, it acts as if you used the left click button on a mouse. Go out and pick up a USB mouse, that should resolve the problem you are having,
Posted on Feb 21, 2008
Try going into the settings in Control Panel and adjusting the sensitivity of the touch pad. That might help. Also with Acer notebooks there added features that allow touch scrolling. Disable this feature might help as well.
And researching current issues with wireless Internet as I too am having to reboot the modem/router/gateway frequently ever evening. If I learn anything will try to get back to you.
Best of luck. Also try some of the tools on the Empowered Technology toolbar on your desktop if it came with your notebook. There are also some network features there as well. One thing I know for sure, with wireless networks, you are better off securing it with some type of password rather than leave it open to anyone close enough to connect to an open connection. Good luck.
Posted on Apr 07, 2008
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