Wireless problems with Acer Aspire 6530

  STET65 14:48 26 Sep 2009

Hello and help!
My Acer aspire 6530 loses its wireless connection frequently.
The PC says that the device is working, but the connection is dropped and windows connection manager contradicts this by advising that the wireless modem is switched.
I cannot find a shortcut key to power on/off the modem - should there be one?
Also, I have read that this is not an uncommon problem with this machine - is this true?
Any advice would be grwat, this is driving me mad!

  Ashrich 14:58 26 Sep 2009

My initial suggestions would be to update the wireless adapters drivers from the manufacturers web site , then go into device manager , double click on the wireless adapter entry and select the advanced tab and see if you can alter the power settings , look for something like " CAM " ( constant awake mode ) There should also be a tab with a tick box that says something about lettings Windows tuen off the adapter to save power , so try un-ticking that as well .


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:01 26 Sep 2009

Also worth changing the channel on rour router and laptop as interference from neighbours on the same channel can cause drop outs.

  ambra4 18:48 26 Sep 2009

Check these setting on the wireless card and network connection

Right click on Wireless Icon in the task bar Click Status-General-Properties

Click – Wireless Network Tab – In the “Preferred Network” display box highlight your network

name and click Properties

Tick “ Connect even if this network is not broadcasting”

Click Connection Tab – Tick “ Connect when this network is in range”

Click OK

At the top of display the type of Wireless Card will be displayed

Click Configure-Click Advanced Tab

Check the following: -

‘Auto Connection Mode” is Enable

“Power Saving Mode” Set to Cam (Constantly Awake Mode)

Click - Power Management Tab (If Available)

Un Tick “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”

Network Connection Setting

Click-Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection Wizard

Select-Connect to the Internet-Next

Select-Set Up My Connection Manually-Next

Select-Connect using a broadband connection that is always on


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