Cannot detect wireless network nearby

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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:


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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..
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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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