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Windows 7: Wireless Button no longer works - Acer Aspire 5920


09 Sep 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ah, well that very definitely is a problem. I take it that there is a wireless spot where you are now?


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09 Sep 2012   #12

windows 7 proffessional 32 bit
 
 

Yes there is :c
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09 Sep 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Could you go to this link and install the driver, after selecting your correct options? (Windows 7 32-bit)

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...ork+Connection

Then toward the bottom of the page you'll see "Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Windows 7*", with a publish date of 4/8/2012.

The only reason I suggest this is because I noticed earlier that the driver for your wireless adapter is showing as being provided by Microsoft, which I think may be causing your issue.
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09 Sep 2012   #14

windows 7 proffessional 32 bit
 
 

Still nada my friend :c
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09 Sep 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

This is very perplexing. We have a wireless adapter which for all intents and purposes seems to be installed and enabled, but which cannot see any nearby wireless networks.
Could you take another screenshot similar to the one before showing the installed driver for your adapter?

Do you also have access to another wireless adapter (a USB one)? I would recommend a Nano n150 from Maplin Electronics, but I think that would count as being bias. Shhh!
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09 Sep 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Just one other thing I want you to try. In the steps I mentioned before to Enable the adapter; disable it once, reboot, and reenable it if you haven't tried that already.
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09 Sep 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

And one moooooore thing to screencap; again in the Network Connections screen (where you go to enable or disable the adapter), right-click the adapter and hit up Properties for me.

While you're at that, in the Start menu go to Run and type in msconfig. You may have to press Allow or OK on a dialogue box after this, but the window which pops up will have some information for me in the 'Services' tab, if you could switch to that and arrange by reverse alphabetical order so that I can see all entries to do with 'Wireless'.
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11 Sep 2012   #18
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I happen to have an Acer Aspire 5920 that is now running Windows 7 Ultimate. it originally shipped with Windows Vista. As far as I know you don't need the launch manger to get the Wifi button to work. Under Windows 7 the Launch manager only uses the blue E key, the key with the planet on it and the envelope key. My WIFI adapter is an Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG and the driver I used I downloaded from Intel. The one I used was Wireless 14.2.0.10 Ds64, but I see a newer version on this page. Wireless 15.2.0.Ds64
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...eng&iid=dc_rss
If that link doesn't work just go to the Intel site and look for a driver for the Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG, if thats whats in your 5920.
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12 Sep 2012   #19

windows 7 proffessional 32 bit
 
 

So sorry for the late Reply Oxymoron and thank you AlphaNumeric for the adivce!
I happend to have woken up with my laptop gine and it came back today from a dads friend, and from what it sounds like it was a huge pain in the ass. I dont know exactly what he did, but i have windows 7 ultimate and the wireless is working, huzzah!

He said it was mostly perservirence, and even he didnt know what happened- he was tweeking around with it like we were trying to do and then he left it,got a cuppa tea and when he sat back down the wireless was back on- he said it baffled him.
We're working on getting a recovery disc from Acer which is alot cheaper than just buying vista again!

But still thank you all so much for the advice and trying i very much appreciate each bit of help!
~Aridan
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12 Sep 2012   #20
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Thats to bad you are going back to Vista. I'm guessing your Windows 7 install may not be legit anyway. My biggest pain was getting those blue media keys on the right hand side working. Once I found out they were actually part of the touch pad it was just a matter of finding the correct driver. Even then it was a little tricky because the Acer supplied driver wouldn't install. I eventually found one that worked though. At least with the recovery disk set, everything should work when you are done.
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