Sign up using Facebook. Thank you so much I spent a day trying to get my new acer to connect to wifi convinced I was doing something wrong and I was just about to give up and take it back to the shop when I found your post it worked perfectly thank you so much – how do you figure these things out?? I am just connecting my phone to my laptop and am using USB tethering to connect to the internet since all our other laptops and phones can connect to the wifi. Post as a guest Name. I’ve been trying for 3 weeks to get this sorted. When you disable the wireless adapter, the computer will still remember settings for your wireless networks when you enable the adapter.

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Acer Aspire 5742 laptop Wi-Fi device drivers

Acer – Aspire wifi hard blocked with ubuntu Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Say “Thank you” I have been trying to connect to my wifi for a long time. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer. I only have broadband connection and the wireless connection is not showing.


I am willing to flash my BIOS or anything to allow me to use dualband, it’s a lot cheaper than buying a whole new laptop that supports it, just recently after upgrading my router to a TP-LINK it keeps dropping on the 2.

Done a few upgrades already to the laptop. This time, 542z did the same, but set the value back to 12 and it worked.

Aliyyila – Sep 15, at This driver claims to support this adapter. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

No, there is no switch. Every thing running well but wifi always hard blocked after min. You can try to reactivate your wifi by using sudo rfkill unblock wifi.

Inukshuk – Mar 4, at wirelezs Report Respond to Kdixon If you go into device manager, is there anything listed under Network Adapters?

Is the wifi getting disconnected constantly? How to Disable Wireless in an Acer Laptop. Launderdale, MN Local time: Just saw this and now am connected!!!!!

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Worked Fine, when I changed the value from 7 to Report Respond to Paulglasgow. You currently have javascript disabled.


Say “Thank you” 38 Glad we were able to help! You do not need to disconnect from a wireless network before disabling the wireless adapter. Any help is very much appreciated. Please log in to reply.

How to Disable Wireless in an Acer Laptop |

Click Start, type network and sharing center in the Start search box and hit Enter. He has been published in the “Celebration of Young Poets” and has an associate degree in 572z and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego. I have an Acer Aspire laptop 32 bit. When you go to Network Connections, is your wifi adapter listed there?

Disabling the wireless adapter not only saves battery power, it can be beneficial, especially in situations such as flights without Wi-Fi networks where network frequencies aren’t permitted.

Can I upgrade my wireless card to a dualband?