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My Aspire 5570Z will not connect to the wireless router even though it shows it's receiving a full signal.

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I have AX1300 ASPIRE acer desktop. I want to know that does this model has feature to access wireless internet.


Dear Sir,
Welcome to fixya....
Please let us tell you about the wireless internet connectivity, for connecting to a wireless medium you must have a wireless (wiFi) card installed to you system which can serve the function of sending and receiving wireless data signals, which unfortunately are not commonly pre-installed int desktop computers.. the alternative to them are external cards and antennas(wireless routers) which can serve the purpose.. such a d-link or tp-link.... please rate this solution and then visit this website in order to switch to d-link official website where u can search your product and where to buy it....

Apr 18, 2011 | Acer Aspire X1300 (PV.SCC0X.002) PC...

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Boost wi-fi signals!!!


It is true that a direct cabled connection is probably faster, but that doesn't mean you can't get great Internet connection speeds from a WiFi connection. WiFi is a signal, so it's simply a matter of boosting that signal to extend as far as you need it to, and doing it in a way so you'll still get the same amount of power. There are ways to extend your WiFi signal, and most of them won't cost a penny. Here are my ten ways to boost your wifi signal:
  1. Position The Router - Yes, where you place your router does matter. If your wireless desktop or laptop is in another room, the signal has to go through walls and other interference before it reaches you. You can change the positioning and give everyone equal access. For example, in an open office room setting, instead of placing the router in a corner, try putting it in the middle of the room. It might give better coverage to the entire office. The signal should extend out more evenly. If you're looking for optimal wireless coverage in various parts of your home, position the router in the middle of the house. Moving it up off the floor, to a bookcase or shelf, should also help. If you only have one wireless computer, and it's always in the same place (ie: your office, the kitchen, or the hammock) then it makes more sense to place the router closer to the computer, rather than in the center of the house. But experiment -- I've heard of cases where there was a very weak signal, and the problem was that the router was TOO close to the computer.

  2. Avoid Bad Neighbors - Remember, wifi is a radio signal, so the signals from microwave ovens, cordless phones and even your neighbor's wireless router may interfere. So try to steer clear of those as well.

  3. Extend the Antenna - There are some decent booster antennas out there that you can purchase in addition to your current router to help the signal extend out further. You just plug them directly into the router base and it can give you that boost in the signal that you need. Hawking makes several types of wireless antenna boosters.

  4. Repeaters - This little gizmo just takes in the wireless signal, boosts it up to full strength, and spits it back out again. Place the repeater within range of the router, and near the computer that needs a wireless signal. Linksys and D-link offer wireless repeaters, also called range extenders. If you have an Apple computer, look into the Airport Express as a signal repeater.

  5. Gettin' Geeky - Some DIY geeks have come up with interesting ways to extend or boost your Wi Fi signal. One example is the Pringle Cantenna method. This may seem like a hoax, but the technique appeared in an O'Reilly book titled Building Wireless Community Networks, Nov. 2001. Other techniques, such as the satellite dish using a cellphone are elaborate hoaxes, and I'll admit I fell for this one before a kind reader set me straight.

  6. Upgrade Your Router - If you've owned the same router for several years, it might be good to go pick up a new one if you want to expand your connection. Some of the latest models have a stronger signal. The newer 802.11n routers generally have a stronger broadcast signal, and they'll work even if you have an 802.11B or G adapter in your computer.

  7. Upgrade Your Software - One of the most basic things you can do is to make sure your router software is up to date. To do this, visit the website of the maker of your router, whether it is Linksys, D-Link, or some other brand. Check for your model number and make any updates necessary.

  8. Tweak Your Settings - Your software has special features that you may or may not want. Make sure you read the manual that comes with your router and tweak it to fit your needs. Most modern ones are "just plug it in" though there might be ways to boost signals or to make sure it is sending out signals that are optimized for your computer's wireless adapter. For example, most routers are set to broadcast on channel 6. Try switching the channel to 1 or 11 and see if it makes a difference.

  9. Is Your Wireless Router Secured? - Make sure your neighbor isn't hogging all the juice from YOUR wireless router. Get your network secured only you are using the signal. Tap into your security features and make sure you use secure passwords. See wireless security for help with this.

  10. Find Alternative Firmware - While your router's original software (aka firmware) should be all you need, some routers do not output the signal at the maximum possible strength. You might want to check into alternative firmware, like OpenWRT. But be careful with firmware updates -- if you load the wrong code for your router, you can foul it up with no recourse.

on Jul 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My laptop works using my Belkin router, but my desktop will not connect to the internet


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your notebook has WiFi, which is radio frequency internet, it transmits and receives radio signals (frequencies) . Your desktop, most likely, does not support WiFi on its own , so you need to use RG45 cable , ethernet cable to be connected from your desktop to the router.
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So in other words thsi is what happens with your notebook and the router.
  1. your notebook has built in wireless adapter which translates data into a radio signal and transmits it using an antenna.
  2. A wireless router receives the signal and decodes it. The router sends the information to the Internet using a physical, wired Ethernet connection, to your modem (supplied by your Internet Service Provider)
The process also works in reverse, with the router receiving information from the Internet, translating it into a radio signal and sending it to the computer's wireless adapter.

The radios used for WiFi communication are very similar to the radios used for walkie-talkies, cell phones and other devices.


you need to connect your desktop to the router via RG45 ethernet cable.



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Nov 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have the acer 8.9 inch with a built intnet wireless care. The one that connectst to the internet throutht the air waves Just as if it needs no router or modem, but i cannot connect. What do i do


It does need a Router and Modem. Every computer does. Even if you bought the new Verizon mini pc, it needs the towers signal since that is the router. Wireless just means that you don't have to drag a wire from the computer to the router. You need a wireless router that will attach to the modem for this to work. Otherwise the signal from the computer just goes into the air into nowhere. If you go to stores that have "hot spots" or "wifi" and use your computer, that just means that they have a router that you're signal is hooking up to.

Jun 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop

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Belkin n router with cox cable modem. just installed a wireless g belkin usb network adapter. when i go to set it up there is limited or no connectivity even though the signal is all lit up like a...


Double check the wireless settings of your belkin router, its should match with the wireelss settings of the computer most important is the wireless security key called a WEP or a WPA key...if you're not sure about that access the router setup page and there you can check all the wireless settings of the router..

Hope that helps..........

Aug 27, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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I keep losing my signal intermittently on my Belkin MIMO plus wireless router it constantly goes up and down from 1.0 Mbps to 54.0 Mbps interferring with my connection. The router is connected to my...


your gonna need the belkin router amplifier for that if its too far away from the router its gonna loose signal and cause you to intermittinly loose signal and connection ./... you could also contact belkin support at www.belkin.com/support

Jul 19, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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I have set up my N1 Belkin Wireless modem router and the wired PC works fine, but i am not able to connect to the router through any of my wirelss devices, it tells me there is no signal being received....


Did you check how powerful the router is? How strong the receiver is? That is why you are not getting a signal. Also if you go to the connections you can search for wireless connections that the receiver can see.

Hope This Helps
All The Best,
RCF

May 28, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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My laptop cant find my wireless connection but finds other connections in range.I can only connect using ethernet cable from router.spoke to sky who said I need to contact acer as my laptop is not...


you might be blocked your SSID broadcast in your wireless router make it broadcat enabled then it will find your connection.

Your lap is ok and settings are well, b.coz it gets other signales. So just check your wireless AP settings.

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Iqbal

Apr 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Wireless connect


It has a built in wireless adapter, you still need a router.

Aug 26, 2007 | Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop

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