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Acer Aspire 5040 Wireless Button

Discussion in 'Acer' started by laszlomdq, Dec 7, 2006.

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  1. laszlomdq

    laszlomdq Notebook Guru

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    To anybody that has this notebook: Does the Wireless Enable/Disable button work?

    I really like the machine so far, I've got it from Office Depot.

    Here are the specs of the machine:

    # The Aspire 5040-3947 notebook includes: 15.4"-diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800) CrystalBrite TFT LCD screen
    # AMD Turion 64 mobile technology ML-37 operating at 2.0GHz, with Enhanced Virus Protection†
    # 1MB L2 cache
    # 512MB of DDR SDRAM, upgradable to 2.0GB
    # 100GB 5400-rpm hard drive
    # SuperMulti DVD drive, to burn and play CDs and DVDs, including DVD±RW and DVD-RAM media
    # 802.11b/g wireless LAN
    # 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN
    # 56K V.92 modem
    # 4 USB 2.0 ports
    # Memory card reader
    # ATI Radeon Xpress 200M graphics with up to 128MB of shared memory
    # Realtek ALC88C audio with stereo speakers
    # Lithium-ion battery, providing 2 hours average battery life
    # Dimensions: 1 3/10"H x 14 3/10"W x 10 9/10"D
    # Weight: 6.8 lbs
     
  2. Mattkaz629

    Mattkaz629 Notebook Guru

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    I have the same lappy as you (with a few different specs) and I haven't had any problems with my wireless button. Can you be more specific with your problem? And are you sure that your wireless card isn't accidentally disabled under the device menu? I'll try and help as much as possible.
     
  3. laszlomdq

    laszlomdq Notebook Guru

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    I press the button and it keeps working all the time. It looks that the function of the button doesn't work.
     
  4. starling

    starling Notebook Consultant

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    I have a 5040. The button works on mine. If I press it, it will say Enable or Disable Wireless in big white letters at the bottom of the screen.
     
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    By "not working" do you mean that the button keeps flashing? If so, mine does that sometimes when it can't connect properly to the wireless signal (which is a problem with the router and not the lappy). If there is no light flashing (or text coming up on the screen saying "enable" or "diable" ... like starling says above) then there is a problem with the wireless card. Try conecting to someone else's signal ... like a friend, or school/work, etc.
     
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    By not working I say that the wireless is always on and the button light too.
    Maybe I need to install an Acer program that I don't have? I have none of the Acer applications. The machine is pretty fast like this.
     
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    Hmmm, so your "problem" isn't that your wireless doesn't work ... it's that it doesn't stop working? i.e., you can't use the button to turn it off? If this is the case I have read threads that discuss this problem on other machines as well (they had to use their pc's software in order to activate/deactivate their wireless ... and it did have something to do with them not having every Acer program installed; at least that's what I remember anyway). I'll try and find it for you, but be on the lookout yourself. I believe it had something to do with eFramework and Launch Manager, but don't take my word for it ... I don't really remember.
     
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    laszlomdq Notebook Guru

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    Hey please let me know if you find it.

    Thanks
     
  9. Mattkaz629

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    I'm sorry, but I haven't been able to find the thread that I described earlier. :(
     
  10. laszlomdq

    laszlomdq Notebook Guru

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    All right. Do you think I have to isntall the launch manager thing?

    Thanks
     
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