I have just aquired an Acer Aspire One D257 netbook, the only way I can get the internet is by direct connection, the wireless feature will not work no matter what I try. fn and F3-- fails to connect, I have run a check on the drivers all appear to be current, although there in one missing for Network Connection, if that is the problem. I have read that others have had a similar problem, one solution was to install Linux, but don;t want to do that. Apparently the kernal in in that, now I am confused.
Geoffy: silly question I'm sure - but you're 100% certain there's a wireless signal? You got anything else you could confirm that with? If you're certain, then it sounds, as you and Fruit Bat /\0/\ suspect, like you may need to reinstall the driver.
Yes wireless is working fine on my main laptop and moblie phone, it is just that the Aspire can't detect it, I have depress the fn and F3 keys several times, held the down, any combination all without success, I get the wireless sign with a red cross through it. all drivers have been updated and installed with the exception of the Network controler which I cant find.
I've looked a a couple of Acers with this problem, and just couldn't get the WiFi to function. Gave up in the end and bought a £10 dongle which solved the problem and they don't come much smaller than this
I had this same problem a few years ago on a Laptop using Vista, it was a missing file which I managed to get hold of and install. But I can't remember what the file was or how I found that out.
The Network adapter is not working as there is no driver, I have reinstalled it countless times but during the installation it does state something about it not being connected or something like that.