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Wireless driver problem

Hello, im having problems with my wireless not connecting or finding any wireless networks. i have one othe computer that works fine via wireless, but my acer will not go wireless. i have connectivity whem i am hardwired to the router.

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  • jyram1 Apr 20, 2008

    I'm having the very same problem as usmc85_8. My other notebook computers work just fine via wireless. This (Acer) computer can only connect when directly connected to the router.

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It helped some. I did find though that the ACER laptop will update the wireless device it has and now it shows the D-Link device in my connections box. I will only know if this has solved the problem when I reboot. Lets hope. TY.

PS My Acer 5520 has no switch of any kind in front.

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First check in the device manager if you have the correct driver installed

second, make sure that the wireless device is enabled (for acer normally there is a switch infront)

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