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Wireless connection problems with Acer 5050

I've been having this problem for some time, and based on various blogs i've come across, so have alot of other people. The issue revolves around the ability for the laptop to find/see a wireless network. Most of the times it can't find my network eventhough I have two other laptops accessing it with no issues. The few times it does find it, it give me the old limited connectivity flag. This is very frustrating... any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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  • andreakil200 Jan 30, 2009

    I just cant connect to the internet. My computer is 3 years old. I'm sat right at the side of the Belkin router, virgin modem, yet my laptop just wont connect anymore wirelessly... any help please??



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This can happen when the signal is too weak or when your pc has changed it's ip address to the default or similair if it's tried a repair of the network. Check that your network card is set to obtain ip address automatically and restart if necassary.

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Break it off..........

In order to take the Base Enclosure (Bottom Cover) off, you would have to break it off.

The Acer Aspire 5000 series of Notebook PC's, disassembles from the Top down. When you are done you are looking at an empty Base Enclosure,

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Then you have the Base Enclosure. (Bottom Cover)

WEAR an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source.

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Go to the paragraph that starts with Aspire 1200. (1200 in Blue)
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I've had alot of Acer Aspire models.. including yours... and I too would have to jump around to different models to get all correct drivers,...

Tons of problems with an acer aspire 5050

the keys I cant help with ...they could be damaged due to wear and tear or full of collected dust etc.
but the pc....
from scratch ...get a hdd recover disk...this isnt a recovery disk it repairs damaged hd..(got software package if you want it,you need to unpack contents create a bootdisk and install files to it)
bootup with repair disk in cd tray ...wait til programs start and repair bad sectors then format hd.
next remove disk insert install to c:/
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reinstall your wireless driver send your laptop model number i will send drivers
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