How to Reset the Wireless on an Acer Aspire One

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How to Reset the Wireless on an Acer Aspire One

Initially released in 2008, the Acer Aspire One line of netbooks sports Linux, Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems. The Aspire One utilizes Intel Atom processors and screen sizes ranging from 8.9 inches to 10.1 inches. All models ship with a built-in wireless switch on the front, lower right panel of the netbook. The wireless switch makes it easy to reset the built-in wireless antenna. You may also use the Windows operating systems' networking features to repair or to disable and re-enable a wireless network connection.


  1. Reset Via the Switch

    • 1

      Move the wireless switch, which is located on the lower right section of the netbook, to the right to turn off the wireless.

    • 2

      Wait 10 to 15 seconds. The wireless switch will reset to its original position.

    • 3

      Slide the switch to the right again to power on the wireless. Give the Acer Aspire One a few seconds to restart the wireless connection.

    Reset Via Windows

    • 4

      Right-click your wireless icon in the system tray. The icon will look like a computer with waves to the right in Windows XP or cellular phone signal bars in Windows 7.

    • 5

      Click "Open Network and Sharing Center" and your "Network" in Windows 7 or "Open Network Connections" in Windows XP.

    • 6

      Right-click the "Wireless Network Connection" in Windows XP. Click "Repair" to reset the wireless. Right-click the "Wireless Network Connection" in Windows 7. Click "Disable." Wait a few seconds, then right-click the "Wireless Network Connection" again in Windows 7. Click "Enable."

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