Question about Acer Aspire 5100-5022 Notebook
There are three ways to turn the wireless function on and off in most units.
1. Hardware Switch: Which is generally the culprit, a little switch on the front of your notebook, when it is on there should be a small light indicator, it only has two positions, on/off. It is the 2nd button/indicator from the left of the front of the notebook. (Bluetooth is first, from the left and looks like a capsule with a twisted paper clip in it, the wireless looks like a circle with a dot and a small line)
If that does not do it for you then...
1. BIOS the screen that comes up initially and gives you a menu before Windows loads. (or whatever Operating System you have) If you did NOT change the BIOS, then DO NOT change the BIOS, unless you are familiar with it, you can inadvertently damage data, however rare and unlikely.
2. Windows can turn the hardware off and/or disable the software that is driving the wireless hardware. Linux is the same. You MUST have the software necessary to "run" the wireless card. However, if you have NOT changed the stock software that shipped with the unit, then possibly it is disabled.
You must go into Control Panel, Network, and look over your Network Connections, make sure it is not software disabled.
Let me know which you need instructions for and if you need more input.
Posted on Sep 01, 2010
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