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I have an Aspire V3-771, this morning when I powered on the wireless connection is Greyed out with a Red X over it showing the wireless is turned off. In the Connections setting it shows as enabled, the troubleshooter says turn it on using the switch or Fn F3, I can't find a switch, Fn F3 puts it into Flight Mode and Back out of Flight Mode but still shows as off. I have tried all of the following but still shows Off:
Enabled it in and dissabled in the network connections
Turned it on and off in the Acer Device Fast Lane
Done a restore back to a restore point 1 week ago, Microsoft did do an update yesterday (7/1/13)
Updated the Driver to 10.0.0.217(New) from Atheros site
Un-installed McAfee AV software
I contacted Acer support who suggested a full system Restore to Factory Settings, having spent 2 dats getting it setup I am loathed to do this as I do not think it will work.
Has anyone come across the same problem before I waste the next 2 evenings re-building....
I put my acer w700 into airport mode to turn off my wireless when i first got it to try it out but the wireless stayed off when I turned off airport mode. The only way i could turn it back on was using change pc settings on the right hand swipeout menu and selecting wireless. From there i could control bluetooth and wifi connections directly. Hope it helps.
I would try and get into the BIOS and from the BIOS screen set defaults and see if this helps the issue you are seeing
Hi, had exactly the same problem as you on exactly the same model.
Spent hours trying to fix, installing/re-installing network adapter and updating drivers etc with no joy.
I finally found the following you tube video from someone who had exactly the same problem, albeit on a different model.
The solution is to update the BIOS to the latest version, which I have just done and my wireless is now working again and the orange light has reappeared on the front of the laptop.
Here's the link to the you tube video
hi go to bios and select factory defaults.
this then worked for me.
i cannot control my wifi or bluetooth from fn f3 still though.
Same problem here ! resolved by updating de bios but had to reinstall the driver for some reason.
Now i'm stuck again even by downgrading then updating again the bios...
Did someone find a solution ?
Aspire M851TG here. Same problem all of a sudden today. Found the BIOS video on Youtube and it would not install. Oddly enough... hold on to your shoes... I installed the windows updates from the Metro settings panel and it fixed it.