Wireless card is a Broadcom BCM; I have the “additional drivers” checked and installed I tried unchecking and then reinstalling them in case that would help, no joy, and now my home wifi connection isn’t showing up in the list of available connections, argh. Attached to the adapter is an antenna that enables the netbook to receive Wi-Fi signals broadcast from nearby devices. Press “Fn-F3” to disable wireless communication on the Aspire One. I just checked rfkill list. November 25th, 3.

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Were you offered more than one choice of proprietary drivers?

November 26th, 6. Accessed 28 December Before I post an answer, let’s see if you have firmware installed: If there are WiFi networks listed then that proves that the wireless adapter is switched on and that there is a driver for the wireless adapter and that the wireless adapter is scanning for wireless access points and is broadcasting to and receiving radio signals from wireless access points in range. If you do then there should be a Network Manager icon in the top panel.


Wait until the wireless icon turns gray, then right-click “Wireless Network Connection” and click “Enable” to reset the adapter. I’ve done a lot of googling and I gather there’s aepire lot of issues with Broadcom cards, but some of the answers are for earlier ubuntu builds and many of them are a bit confusing for a new user.

Via Hot Sspire 1. The Acer Aspire One uses a wireless network interface controller, also known as a wireless card or wireless adapter, to connect to the Internet.

[SOLVED] Acer Aspire One D No Wireless Connection

November 26th, 7. It will be a file named wireless-info.

I just checked rfkill list. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Small Business – Chron. This question already has an answer here: Check the wireless indicator light, located at the front of the netbook, to confirm the antenna is off.

November 26th, 8. Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since In the latter case, open you browser aceg follow the login instructions.

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References 1 Acer Support: If you are not asked for a security password, the network may be unsecured or require browser login information.

Fortunately it came back when I rebooted. This will solve the problem: If Enable WiFi is not ticked then the wireless adapter is switched aspirr. November 25th, 3.

How to Reset the Wireless on an Acer Aspire One

Skip to main content. Press “Fn-F3” to disable wireless communication on the Aspire One. Find out yours by entering “lspci -vnnd 14e4: It will not stop us from doing stupid things. No Wireless Connection I have a newly installed ubuntu Join Date Nov Beans 9.

How to Set Up a Wireless Connection on Acer Aspire One

Wifi isn’t working; I obe my wireless password, it tries to connect for a while, then asks for my password again. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Broadcom Corporation BCM