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#1 durkinjt

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 03:44 PM

I picked up an older Acer Aspire 5250, Win. 10, am not getting a WiFi signal, when I hit the icon, says WiFi not connected, I go to the WiFi icon and it is off, but after trying the on/off choice it does not turn on. Help!



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 03:57 PM

Are there any yellow exclamation marks next to your network adapters in Device Manager?



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Posted 24 November 2016 - 07:05 PM

It may be because the wifi card has failed, this is not uncommon in older laptops. Your answer may be to buy a USB wifi dongle. They are fairly cheap and generally work very well. I use one in my desktop - it never had a wifi card - and another in a laptop where the wifi card has been dead for years ! Purely as an example of the type of thing see this -

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WN823N-Mbps-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B0088TKTY2/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1480032090&sr=1-4&keywords=wifi+dongle+usb

 

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:48 AM

Thanks for the replies, out of nowhere it starting working again!! Small wonders never cease!



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 11:45 AM

 

out of nowhere it starting working again

Just a thought....it could also stop working just as suddenly; sometimes these NICs start "fussing around" just before they fail entirely. Chris' suggestion above about a dongle is something to keep in mind if there are further problems.


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 04:54 PM

Thanks for the info, I have several network adapters if it  happens again


Edited by hamluis, 29 November 2016 - 11:46 AM.
Removed unnecessary quotebox - Hamluis.





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