Had the laptop for a month & can only use the internet through the Ethernet cable . Set up a wireless network on my router & everything fine for a few days. Then turn off the wifi on the f3 button to work off-line . Since then it won't turn back on . Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Just got a brand new aspire v3 771 from newegg, I have the exact same symptoms.
It worked for the first 3 days, then I disabled the wifi using the function key & now it won't come back.
The Fn+F3 still brings up airplane mode on & off which works but the wifi sticks off.
I've uninstalled the NIC & let it re-detect, confirmed that the power plan settings have it enabled, and even cracked the case to reseat the card just in case it was loose from shipping, still no joy.
If I can find it in this mess they call windows 8 I'm going to uninstall the acer button manager software & see if that helps. Beyond that since it's brand new with nothing installed yet I'm just going to reload from recovery disk & see if it comes back & then uninstall the button manager software before it breaks it again.
Also, off thread topic, but did your recovery media creation ever work, it asked for 16gb of space & tried both a 16 & 64GB usb thumb drives it would write everything out but never finish, I finally hooked up 250GB external harddrive & it worked. I checked what it did & it created a 32GB partition on the disk & left the rest empty, so one more strike for the acer software team...