Question about Acer Aspire One PC Notebook
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Your problem seems to be with your on-board wireless adapter of your laptop. If I was in your position, I would borrow a USB wifi adapter from someone, install it on the laptop and try to connect with it on the same router.
This will help you to determine exactly where the problem is (router or wifi adapter of computer).
In the case that you can't find a borrowed wireless dongle anywhere, please follow the steps below:
1. Related to drivers issue --> Please go to computer->properties->device manager and check for any yellow exclamation marks or wireless or network adapters missing. If drivers are missing or need updating, download/install from here (Acer One uses atheros chipset for wireless).
More info on this matter can be found at -->this link.
2. Related to IP settings--> please run the command prompt (Goto Start-->type in the search box for vista or win7 "cmd" and open the command prompt. or Goto Start-->Run..-->type in run "cmd" for winXP). Then type in the following commands in order specified:
ipconfig /release (wait until it completes, check for error messages etc.)
ipconfig /renew (wait until it completes, check for error messages etc.)
Alternatively, in windows7 or vista you can go to "manage network connections" section from Start-> Control Panel, find the wireless network adapter and right click, then click "Diagnose". This does the same thing as the two commands above more or less.
3. Check for alternative network interfaces that might have been previously installed and might cause problems during connectivity and disable them. (Eg: vmware virtual adapters, Hamachi, vpn adapters etc..)
Please let me know how that went for you.
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Posted on Mar 24, 2011
Check windows hasnt shut it down in power manegment....
"allow windows computer to turn off to save power "
Posted on Mar 24, 2011
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