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Does the aspire 4520 with windows 7 only work online with a ethernet cable

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August 7, 2012 4:01:31 AM

I have a aspire 4520 with windows 7. When I connect the laptop to a router using an ethernet cable I am able to get on the internet. When the cable is disconnected, there is an x on the wireless connection and it is no longer available. My question is, Is there a way to connect to the internet without having to use the ethernet wire and if so what steps do I need to take? I have tried all the suggestions already provided and nothing works.
August 7, 2012 4:13:30 AM

are any other devices connected with wireless?
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August 7, 2012 4:35:19 AM

Do you even have wireless on that router ?
Is it activated ?
Do your laptop has a functional wireless card? ( I/E - not broken )
Does it have a working driver?
If yes on all questions, have you ever tried connecting any other WiFi device to that router? Maybe it's not properly configured...

So many questions... I suggest you find someone in your area that knows stuff about computers and ask to come and help debug your problem. It's kinda hard to debug it by just chatting on forums with strangers on the internet...
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August 7, 2012 8:20:50 AM

Am I right saying the Aspire came with XP or Vista, and W7 installed after? In that case you're probably missing a driver for the Wireless Adapter or it is switched off.
Switch here http://prntscr.com/dd6kx
If that doesn't work post back and we'll try for a driver...
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August 7, 2012 10:33:34 AM

das_stig said:
Although I'm not doubting the integrity of dodger46 link, best get drivers from Acer.

http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=...

If you can't find a Win7 driver user the appropriate Vista.

Heh heh, link was to a picture of the Wireless switch, just in case...
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