Cannot detect wireless network nearby

By thered
Jan 27, 2007
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  1. Hi all,

    This is somewhat embarrassing. I have an Acer Aspire 5044WLMi laptop with built-in 802.11g wireless LAN capability. "Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter" is the name.

    However, I keep getting the "No wireless network were found in range. Make sure the wireless switch on your computer is on." error message.

    I'm *pretty sure* that the "wireless switch" is the button between the bluetooth and the microphone input jack on the side of my laptop that is closest to me (south side).

    It's a really long shot, but can anyone tell me what's going on? Am I missing something really obvious here? I've tried googling but to no avail. I've also tried disabling/re-enabling the connection.. again to no avail.

    Any help/ideas is appreciated. :eek:
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,580   +76

    Try reseting the wireless router also.. Or unplug it and wait 30 mins then plugin again and see if if works. Also restart the laptop too while you're at it..
  3. thered

    thered Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Problem solved

    This is for those who ran into the same problem with a similar Acer laptop.
    Hopefully this will help a bit.

    What I did:
    - re-install the Acer's "empowering technology" software suite
    - restore the settings to factory default
    - press and hold on to the wireless button on my laptop until I see a green flash message (Wireless LAN Enabled).
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