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Enabling Wireless capabilities?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by carnivalofbunnie, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. carnivalofbunnie

    carnivalofbunnie Thread Starter

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    Hello guys,

    I've got an acer AMD laptop with built-in wireless capability. I've never had any problem at all connecting to the internet.

    Recently, I've had to put in a new hard drive, and after reloading my operating system, I realise that I can't use wireless anymore. If I go to View Network Connections, there is only an icon for a wired LAN connection. I've tried to create new connections, but it doesn't work.

    If I click that little clear light-up button in the front to enable/disable internet, it doesn't do anything... it doesn't light up orange, and I don't get the words that normally flash up to tell me that it is enabled or disabled.

    Is there anything I can do to make the wireless work again?

    Thanks!
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Get from Acer for your model the chipset and networking drivers and install the chipset first. Then get any other drivers that you are missing. Device Manager is the place to go to see all your devices that are missing drivers.
     
  3. carnivalofbunnie

    carnivalofbunnie Thread Starter

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    Thanks, but I've tried that. I even got driver detective to make sure I didn't miss out on anything.

    Still, I can't enable wireless at all, and I've just noticed-- my sound isn't working either. The system does make sounds, but the computer won't play music.

    Any other ideas?
     
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