It appears that my new Acer 5420 simply does not like my wireless router. It is painfully slow half the time, and doesn't work the rest of the time. It works fine when plugged into ethernet. Also, my other two computers work great on the same wireless connection that the 5420 that is having the problem with. I have reset everything multiple times... I thought it must be a defective wireless card in the laptop, but I switched it out for a new one, and I have the same problem.
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Re: Acer 5420 laptop on D Link DI524 Router
First of all, to check the wireless card on a friends network or a public hotspot, like starbucks. if that internet is slow, then most likely it is your wireless card that is on the fritz. otherwise, if it is fine on these networks there is a compatability issue with your router and your cards. make sure that if your router is very old, it is still compatible with a newer adapter.(e.g. n-wirelesscards maynot work with b-routers. and a-wireless cards will not work with b/g/n routers...or vise-versa.)
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If you have a wireless router and it is connected to the DSLor cable modem then -
To connect to your wireless router, the router needsits wireless settings to be configured with the SSID, encryption key etc., alsothe wireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured withthese router's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers cancommunicate with your wireless router and access the Internet via the DSL or cable modem.
If you can connect to the internet using the Ethernet cable on your laptop then the cable modem is configured correctly. If you want to connect to the Internet using the D-Link wireless router then first you need to configure the D-Link wireless settings and then configure the wireless card in your laptop with the D-Link's wireless settings. Remove the Ethernet from the laptop and connect it to the WAN/Internet port on the D-Link wireless router.
I may not understand you on this because the 5420-5687 notebook should have come with a wireless connection.
Does your "Modem" have both wireless and a hard wired LAN " For instance my "Modem" came only with a hard wire LAN" and no wireless transmitter. I needed to buy a "Wireless Router" to tramsit between the "Modem" and then wireless on my ACER 5420-5687.
If the "Modem" had both the hard wired Lan and a Wireless transmitter it should be able to go directly without the "Wireless Router". If that is true you should see the amber flashing light, on the last in the group of 4 below your touchpad. If it is not flashing as I said above, it is either not sending/receiving or likely not turned on. The on/off switch is alternately turned on/off by sliding the switch below the light to the right.
Are sure it is the laptop? turn off router and try to get any other wireless, if not try to turn your router in wireless if it is possible and recheck for other routers near. At the end you shell know where is the problem. If it is in the laptop probably antennas cable is miss-contacted, if it is router change the antenna
If you set up your again with exactly as it was before the reset you (same WEP key, wireless network name) then your computers should just reconnect. If you're having to reset the WEP key, the worst that will happen is that you'll get a prompt to put in the new password the next time your computers try to connect to the wireless.
NB - performing a reset on your router will mean you have to set the thing up from from scratch so make sure you have your internet username and password to hand (if it's ADSL) and that you know what your old wireless network settings are before proceeding.
You just need to access the router setup page and when you're already on the router setup page, just look for MTU and set it to manual and set the size to 1400 don't forget to save the settings after changing that and try again to access the banking web site and that should be working fine already.....
well the default username is admin and the default password is nothing (blank). that is to get into your router settings. if that don't work then just reset the router by the reset button on the back of the router, this will reset all the settings to default and then you can use the default username and password. or if you just want the manual then here you go - ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/di524/Manual/DI-524_manual_06292005.zip