WHY DO I HAVE TO MANUALLY CONNECT MY WIFI ON THE ACER DESKTOP ??? - XC-215

MELB13MELB13 Member Posts: 2 New User
As per the title at the moment my desktop XC-215 is a wired connection. The wifi would usually auto connect to let say my printer. I have had a new router ( this has been working since this new addition). I have found over the last few days that the wifi from my pc has to be manually connected to so i can use the wifi with my printer instead of having cables all over. This hasn't been the case previously , can someone help with this issue? 

//Edited the content to add model name.

FAQ & Answers

  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 17,444 Trailblazer
    What OS are you running on your XC-215? They came with Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Linux or FreeDOS. Wireless support is quite a bit different on different OSes.
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • MELB13MELB13 Member Posts: 2 New User
    Windows 8.1 OS
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 17,444 Trailblazer
    OK, the connection should be automatic unless there's an issue with the router settings. What encryption type are you using on the router, and which WiFi technology does it have? Your laptop WiFi is 802.11a/b/g/n, so supports both 2.4GHx and 5GHz connections and WPA 2 encryption. You might want to look seriously at upgrading to Windows 10, support for Windows 8.1 is going away the beginning of next year IIRC.
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Who's Online2.4K

ajax97
ajax97
AnasAl
AnasAl
BranislavZivanovic
BranislavZivanovic
DrewS
DrewS
egydiocoelho
egydiocoelho
Garrus_BR
Garrus_BR
Greitjie
Greitjie
Groovezzz
Groovezzz
igormcoelho
igormcoelho
JackE
JackE
Jagajeevan
Jagajeevan
jeffayn
jeffayn
johngilbert2000
johngilbert2000
Karthicksaran
Karthicksaran
krzkomp
krzkomp
leamarelo
leamarelo
Leostat
Leostat
NothingToDoHere
NothingToDoHere
PavloTertychnyi
PavloTertychnyi
Ruvauns
Ruvauns
tdavid95
tdavid95
Todd_J
Todd_J
torchabalzed
torchabalzed
VikrantKhobra
VikrantKhobra
xapim
xapim
+2.4K Guests

Join in, share your experience!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

New Here?

So, what are the rules of this place? Check out our Acer Community User Agreement. Register to get all the benefits of being a member! Get social and introduce yourself in our Welcome Forum, or learn about our ACE Program and What's Happening at Acer.

Assistance by Acer


Drivers &
Manuals

Acer
Answers

Get Product Information
( only)

Acer Support
Videos

Member Highlight

We are honored to have Leostat in the Acer Community. With their dedication, support and effort, Leostat has become one of the main collaborators. On behalf of our Acer Community Team and all of our users, we want to recognize and thank you for your dedication!

Total Posts and Comments: 1533

Total Points:4732

Total Accepted Answers: 178

Leostat Community Aficionado