Question about Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop
My wireless icon disappeared off my laptop and when I go into my network places and internet connections - it no longer comes up - I have tried looking on the internet (ACER website) to see if I can download something - but to no avail - I'm also not very computer savvy - so I'm getting really frustrated - HELP!!!
TJBeta, this laptop typically comes with Windows XP Home edition. LynnieSam, right-click on your MY COMPUTER icon and then select PROPERTIES. When the window pops up, select HARDWARE and then DEVICE MANAGER. Scroll down if you have to and look under NETWORK ADAPTERS. If you do not see it there, try to have the drivers reinstalled. If you do see it there, and there is a yellow exclamation point by it, then Windows knows its there, but there is a problem of some sort. Usually if you uninstall the item (right click on it and then select uninstall) and then reinstall it by clicking on ACTION in the menu bar and selecting SCAN FOR HARDWARE CHANGES, it will reload the necessary drivers. This has worked for me many times. You may also need to get the drivers from the ACER website. Of course, you will need to hook up the laptop via the Ethernet port with a cable to your router or get them from a family members or friends computer. Please let me know if you need any clarification or any other help.
Posted on May 13, 2008
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Check the wireless router and high-speed modem.
If the two are not powered on, or if the Ethernet cable connected the two is not completely inserted into both connection ports, you are unable to access the Internet on the Acer Aspire One laptop computer.
Activate the wireless Internet connection on the laptop computer.
Right-click the wireless icon on the desktop, then choose "Enable" from the pop-up menu.
Without activating the wireless receiver on the Acer Aspire One, the laptop is unable to detect any wireless network.
Select the appropriate network you wish to connect to.
Your computer may be attempting to connect to a different Internet connection, preventing you from access the network you desire. Right-click the wireless icon, select "Search for available wireless networks," then choose the network you want to access.
Restart the computer.
The system may have booted and failed to detect the wireless receiver. Restarting the computer corrects this issue.
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