Acer Aspire 3023 Problem enabling "radio" for built in broadcom wi

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Chris, Jun 9, 2006.

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    Chris Guest

    Hi,

    I have an Acer Aspire 3023 which has a built in broadcom 802.11g wireless
    card. The driver is installed by Vista during setup and shows correctly in
    the device manager but I cannot activate the antenna.

    There is a button on the front of the laptop which is used to switch on the
    antenna but when I run the troubleshooter and it asks me to turn the antenna
    on all I get is a beep when I press the antenna button.

    I have tried the XP driver and its a no go, I have also tried to install
    acer's launchmanager software which (on XP) enables the wireless at startup,
    this also fails to run.

    I went into the drivers settings to see if there was a "radio on/off"
    setting but the options in the driver are pretty sparse with no settings
    relating to the antenna.

    I used a PCMCIA wireless card and this runs perfectly but I realy want to
    use the built in card.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Cheers

    Chris
     
    Chris, Jun 9, 2006
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    Christian Guest

    I got the same problem with my Acer Aspire 5022WLMi and i still found no
    solution, too... :-( Would be happy if someone helped!
     
    Christian, Jun 11, 2006
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    Simon Byrne Guest

    Hi,

    I've seen a post somewhere on here about installing the eManager software in
    compatibility mode - but I had no joy.

    Anyone got any ideas yet? I don't know how long this USB wireless device is
    going to survive.

    Simon
     
    Simon Byrne, Jun 12, 2006
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    I installed the eManager software for my Ferrari 4000 running as an
    administrator AND with Server 2003 compatibility mode. After a reboot,
    the hardware buttons for bluetooth and the built in broadcom wireless
    LAN worked fine. also make certain that the device is not disabled in
    device manager.
     
    Barb Bowman, Jun 12, 2006
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    Simon Byrne Guest

    Hi,

    I managed to get this working last night..

    It's not actually the eManager software that controls the button on the
    front of the laptop.

    It's actually the LaunchManager, by running Setup in Windows 2003 Server
    mode (not Win Xp SP2) and as an Administrator, I managed to get the device
    working after a reboot.

    As Barb said - make sure the device isn't disabled in device manager if you
    have problems.

    Simon
     
    Simon Byrne, Jun 13, 2006
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    Right, launch as opposed to e manager.

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    Barb Bowman, Jun 13, 2006
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    mmotormann Guest

    OK, I had the 32 bit version installed on an Acer 4400 with 64 bit processor.
    I followed the suggestions and the wireless worked. I uninstalled 32 bit and
    installed 64 bit Vista but after following all the steps mentioned, no
    wireless. Does anyone have a work around for the launch mgr in 64 bit. By the
    way, the 32 bit and 64 bit launch mgr seem to be Identical.
    Dean
     
    mmotormann, Jun 15, 2006
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    Steves

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    acer aspire turn on radio

    I could not get the wireless car turned on with everything loaded that I thought was needed. It turned out that there are two different files for the aspire 3020. one with out radio and the other with radio turn on and off. The one below works with xp and I would thing 32 bit vista. The file is Launchmanager_dritek_1.0.8.0_xpx86.

    I hope that his helps.

    Steve
     
    Steves, Jun 22, 2010
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    Lord Lemon

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    Nice link shared, thank you so much.
     
    Lord Lemon, Jun 24, 2010
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