Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Card slot? and wireless internet.

On the left hand side of my Acer TravelMate Laptop I have a Card slot which I'm guessing would be used for Wireless Internet?
What is this slot called, and would I be better to use the usb slot?
Do you have any opinions on Wireless Internet for interstate travel?

Many thanks
Jenny Carter

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi Jenny,

Most laptops would have a slot on the left side for PCMCIA, a standard for small, credit card-sized devices. Often actually, there would be two (2) of them, one on top of the other with a plastic dummy card inserted. These cards could be an add-on modem, NIC/LAN, WiFin even a USB hub or anything else that is PC compatible.

As to whether USB is better than PCMCIA, to my knowledge, USB has a better data transfer speed and to my experience, USB has better radio signals for WiFi. So I guess, USB wins hands down.

Re wireless Internet for interstate travel - honestly no idea, I am across the globe where you are. But as a rule of thumb, if you are getting a subscription with an ISP, then it should be one that provides WiFi Internet in as many states/areas that you intend to travel. Additionally, their coverage (footprint) should be the biggest/widest possible. However, to my understanding, there are a lot of hotspots in most cities.states that do provide free open access through their system.

Incidentally, there are ISPs that provide Internet connectivity using cellphone technology (3G) and presumably, there would be Internet wherever there is a mobile phone signal.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on May 03, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How Do I know if my Acer Travelmate 2500 can use wireless. Then how do I use it. I subscribed for broadband, the service company did all the broadband configuration. They created the wireless sonnection...


some acer travel mates dont have a wireless card, open it up at the bottom (youll see 2 pannels one is the memory the other the wireless card) if you have a card in both slots you have wireless already, and just activate it vie the control panel

Sep 07, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 2500 Notebook

1 Answer

Acer Travelmate 2500: Where's the wireless card fitted?


go to http://tim.idau/laptops download your service manual it will show where wireless card & bluetooth card are installed, good luck .

Jan 04, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 2500 Notebook

2 Answers

Hi , i reinstall window vista in my laptop, after that my wireless does not work. plz help me to splve that issue model no: acer extensa 5420-5038


Heloo utkarsh177,

There should be a CD or DVD driver for your HP laptop. Insert the CD or DVD. You should be prompted to install the drivers, be it the sound card or network card.

Once you have it installed, just go to an area with a wireless connection & you should be all set.

You can also click on the Start menu button or the Windows logo on the bottom left hand side, click on Control Panel.

You can choose Network & Internet or Network & Sharing Center.

On the upper left hand side, find Manage Network Connections. There should be a wireless icon, right click on it & choose status or you can view available wireless network.

Hope that helps.


Yours truly,
Art Pena

Nov 20, 2009 | Acer Extensa 5420-5687 Notebook

2 Answers

Wireless connection away from home


Here is the service manual for your laptop. It is 20 mb, so give it time to download and then make a copy for yourself on the laptop for a reference. Your laptop is equiped with a tri-band wireless card with a built in antennae that actually wraps around the LCD display inside the bezel. The switch to turn the wireless radio on and off is on the right front of the laptop. It is just left of the right speaker grill. Your laptop is also equipped with a bluetooth card.

http://tim.id.au/laptops/acer/travelmate%204220%202480%20aspire%205600.pdf

Oct 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop

1 Answer

Upgraded Acer 2500 Travelmate with a Wireless card


you can find the driver from here. download and install to use Wi fi

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/tm_2000.html

May 30, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 2500 Notebook

1 Answer

Has An Acer Travelmate 243LC laptop got a build-in Wireless?


The link below will take you to a page on the Acer Web site that shows the specs for this laptop. According to the specs, this laptop does not come with onboard wireless (if this feature were part of the system, it would be listed in the specs). Also, you can check Device Manager to see if you have a Wireless Adapter listed under Network Adapters. If you don't see any type of Wireless adapter listed then you'll definitely know that your laptop doesn't have it built in.

To access Device Manager:
Right-click My Computer
Click Properties
Click Manage
In the left navigation pane, click Device Manager.
In the larger window, scroll down the list to Network Adapters.
Expand the Network Adapters tree to see the installed adapters.

http://www.acersupport.com/notebook/html/tm243lc_specs.html

However, the specs do show that this laptop has 2 PC Card slots. These slots give you at least a couple of options for connecting to the Internet. You can buy an Air Card that is installed in one of the PC Card slots when you want to use it to access the Internet. My company used to provide Air Cards for laptop users through AT&T. The advantage is that you have an uninterrupted connection to the Internet no matter your location.

You can also buy a WiFi card that fits into a PC Card slot. This card will be your Wireless NIC (adapter) providing you with the means to set up connections to wireless networks. Linksys is a pretty good brand and fairly easy to install and support. After installation and configuration, you can pop the card in your PC Card slot anytime you want to connect to a Wireless network then remove it when it's no longer needed.

I hope this helps you connect wirelessly using your laptop. Please rate this solution and thanks for using Fixya.

Mar 28, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 243LC Notebook

1 Answer

Upgraded Acer 2500 Travelmate with a Wireless card


hey there is a external linksys wireless network adapter that works well it plugs in your usb slot
they are by linksys.
Linksys
Range Plus Wireless USB Compact Adapter should get you the correct range for around home and outside in your yard. check ebay for this solution its much cheaper here. thanks Kawuna

Dec 01, 2008 | Acer TravelMate 2500 Notebook

2 Answers

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.

Nov 04, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

0 Answers

USA@#1-877-778-89-69@#Avira Customer Support Telephone Number? Call USA1-877-778-89-69 Avira tech support is offer the power of any time, anyplace with the assistance of Avira Antivirus support phone number . Any body will easy accessibility the Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number. Avira Antivirus Support number provides technical help and support services in respect to the software system .Our expert Solved all type of issues i.e Netwok conflicts,Firewall configuration and window issues etc. For more detail call:1-877-778-89-69. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number Avira Customer support Telephone Number Avira Helpdesk number Avira Tech support Telephone number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number Avira Security Tech Support Number Free Avira Antivirus Customer Support Number Avira Customer Service Tollfree Number. Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number, Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number, Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number, Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number, Avira Customer support Telephone Number.Avira Helpdesk number,Avira Tech support Telephone number.Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number, Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number, Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number, Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number, Avira Customer support Telephone Number.Avira Helpdesk number,Avira Tech support Telephone number.Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number, Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number, Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number, Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number, Avira Customer support Telephone Number.Avira Helpdesk number,Avira Tech support Telephone number.Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number, Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number, Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number, Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number, Avira Customer support Telephone Number.Avira Helpdesk number,Avira Tech support Telephone number.Avira Antivirus Support Phone Number, Avira Antivirus Customer Service Phone Number, Avira Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number, Avira Antivirus support Helpline Number, Avira Customer support Telephone Number.Avira Helpdesk number,Avira Tech support Telephone number.

May 24, 2017 | Avira Computers & Internet

Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

136 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...