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Acer® TravelMate® Wireless Problem

What are the possible reasons for wireless Internet problems on your Acer® TravelMate® laptop and various ways to resolve such issues?

Acer® TravelMate® laptop is a highly designed and developed laptop from Acer®. For better Internet connection, the laptop uses wireless LAN connection. This wireless connection suits all the needs of users who use the laptop while travelling and moreover it provides high-speed Internet connection to users. But the wireless Internet can face certain problems at times. It might stop working after the rebooting of the system. After you have used any backup disk on your system, you might not be able to see the wireless connection. The wireless connection might sometimes refuse to access the network. Furthermore, the wireless connection might not work well with the upgraded drives. There can be many reasons for the above errors like malware infection, router issues, connectivity problems, driver issues, incompatible software or hardware, etc.

The different wireless Internet problems with Acer® TravelMate® laptop and ways to resolve them are discussed below :

  • Ensure minimum system requirements
  • Check the connection path
  • Refresh the network

Ensure minimum system requirements

If you are using a wireless connection on your laptop, you should ensure that your system meets certain minimum requirements. The wireless connection requires Intel® Celeron® M processor with 1MB L2 cache, 1.5GHz and 400MHz FSB. It requires Windows® XP or later version as the operating system. For better connectivity, the wireless connection requires a 10/100 Ethernet LAN card. Users need to ensure that these system requirements are met for smooth wireless connection.

Check the connection path

When you are unable to connect to the Internet, you should first check the path or router of the connection. You must be sure that the wireless router or access point that you are connected to, has a connection to the Internet. If you are having any trouble with the set-up of wireless connection, then you should contact the Internet service provider and get your wireless connection configured.

Refresh the network

Your wireless connection might sometimes refuse to access the network. You can resolve this problem if you follow some simple steps. Firstly, select the ‘Control Panel’, select ‘Properties’ and go to the ‘Advanced’ tab and tick the box that says ‘Let Windows manage my wireless connections’. Then right click the ‘Wireless Network’ icon and select the ‘show available networks’ button. Lastly, refresh the network. This will connect your wireless connection to the network.

Help and Support for Acer® TravelMate®

Are you aware of the importance of Help and Support for resolving software and hardware related issues with Acer® TravelMate®?

While attending a meeting or traveling, Acer® TravelMate® is easy to use. It weighs only 3.1 lbs. The Acer® TravelMate® features fingerprint security with bio-protection finger print reader. This gives security to your valuable data. A built-in webcam, wireless LAN and Bluetooth® allows you to connect with your friends and family. The technical specifications include Windows® 7 Professional operating system, Intel® Core™ i3-330UM Mobile Processor, Mobile Intel® HM55 Express chipset, 2GB RAM and 250GB hard drive. The memory can be upgraded up to 4GB. Some software are also included in this series. They are Acer® Bio-Protection, Acer® Crystal Eye, Acer® ePower Management, Acer® eRecovery Management, Acer® Identity Card and Acer® Video Conference Manager. The system can encounter certain software and hardware issues at times. They are system slow down, system lockups, system crash, blue screens, and strange noises. Of these the hardware problems include unwanted noises, device failure and battery problems. System slow down is actually due to software problems. Virus infections or corruptions in the software are the basic factors for these software problems. These types of problems can sometimes cause system damage, or system crash. Some damages caused by these errors are beyond repair.

Acer® offers some services to resolve these types of issues :

  • Driver upgradation
  • Acer® recycle program
  • eRecovery CD
  • System repairing

Driver upgradation

Some types of problems can be resolved by upgrading the drivers. If you install drivers from unauthorized websites, they might cause problems. Acer® provides you better support for upgrading to suitable driver. This helps you to avoid any incompatibility issues.

Acer® recycle program

Acer® offers recycle program to bring your system in to the original stage. This service is offered to consumers, business people and government customers. This helps you to reuse any hardware programs. This service is provided at a minimal cost.

eRecovery CD

Acer® helps you to make eRecovery CDs. They provide necessary steps to do this job properly. You just need to follow these steps to make the eRecovery CD. This helps users to recover any data lost and bring the system back to its original state.

System repairing

You could use the Acer® online request form to find the local Acer® repair centers. When the request is completed, Acer® will send an e-mail to inform the users about the contact details of local repair centers. These centers detect and resolve any issues with your system.

Acer® Travelmate® Ethernet Card Support

Why do you need Ethernet card in your Acer® TravelMate® laptop?

Acer® TravelMate® is the new laptop from Acer® with Intel® Core™ Duo processor T2300 with 2-MB L2 Cache, 1.66 GHz speed and 667MHz FSB. The laptop is provided with 512 MB DDR2 RAM with 60GB hard disk drive and a DVD+CDRW optical disk. The laptop has a 14 inch widescreen LCD screen with 1280×800 pixel resolution, 16.7 million colors and 16:10 aspect ratio. The laptop is provided with 2 built-in speakers supporting Sound Blaster and MS-Sound Compatible audio output to provide high-quality audio. The laptop is also provided with a built-in microphone. The laptop uses an integrated 10/100 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet card to work with. The Ethernet card is inserted into slots on the computer’s motherboard. An Ethernet card provides an interface between a laptop and network. The card uses radio waves to transmit data. If your laptop is provided with multiple Ethernet cards, you can access multiple networks. For better performance of Ethernet card, the laptop needs minimum system requirements. The operating system must be Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or above. The card needs a good Ethernet connection and processor with speed greater than 800 MHZ.

The benefits of using Acer® TravelMate® Ethernet card are:

  • Fast Ethernet connection
  • Sharing of files
  • Sharing of resources

Fast Ethernet connection

The Ethernet card is used to connect your laptop to other laptops through a network. The card provides a High-Speed Ethernet Connection. Ethernet card supports all popular network and higher-level protocols. The Gigabit Ethernet card used with Acer® TravelMate® gives up to 1000 Mbps speed.

Sharing of files

The Ethernet card provides your laptop with easy file sharing. You can share files between 2 laptops if both are connected with Ethernet. You can share the files to many places like computer technicians, corporate executives, colleges or students. You can share files like documents, games, or other data between many laptops.

Sharing of resources

The Ethernet card allows you to share resources. While you are travelling, you might not have a resource like printer with you. In such situations you can connect your laptop to another laptop having printer with it. Thus you can use the printer of another laptop. This technology allows you to access resources from a remote area.

Acer® Travelmate® Drivers For Windows® XP

What drivers are available for Acer® TravelMate® working on Windows® XP operating system?

The Acer® TravelMate® is a new laptop from Acer®. It comes with many new features. The laptop is highly compatible with Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system and uses an Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2300 with 2-MB L2 Cache, 1.66 GHZ speed and 667 MHz FSB. The laptop is provided with 512 MB DDR2 RAM with a 60 GB hard disk drive and a 14 inch wide screen display. The laptop has many new drivers with high performance. The Realtek AC’97 audio driver is used as an onboard on the motherboard. The driver provides a complete integrated audio solution for your laptop with flexible mixing, gain and mute functions. The Bluetooth® WIDCOMM Ddriver v4.0.1.2101 is the new Bluetooth® driver which provides high-speed communication of your laptop with devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants and peripherals. Synaptics TouchPad driver v7.13.2 is used to configure the touchpad device on the laptop. With this driver, you can give additional functionalities to the touchpad like acceleration, scrolling etc.

As you are working with these drivers you might get some issues. They are :

  • Sound might not work
  • Bluetooth® might not be recognized
  • Compatibility issue

Sound might not work

The Realtek AC’97 Audio driver gives your laptop the complete integrated audio solution. But, sometimes you might not get any sound out from your laptop. You can solve this problem by adding a new driver to assist the audio driver in your Acer® TravelMate®. If you install the Microsoft® Universal Audio Architecture Bus Driver with the audio driver, the audio problem might get fixed.

Bluetooth® might not be recognized

Bluetooth® driver is designed to connect your laptop with other peripheral devices such as mobile phones. Even, if you have installed the driver properly, the system might show a message ‘Device not found’. You can solve this issue by just restarting the system or by re-installing the drive. Still if the Bluetooth® does not work, you can use an external USB Bluetooth® driver to solve the problem.

Compatibility issue

Sometimes, the drivers you installed in your Acer® TravelMate® laptop might not work properly. This might be because of the compatibility issue. Before you install a drive, you have to check the compatibility of the drive with the system. If your system is an old one, you have to upgrade its components before you install a new drive.

Acer® TravelMate® Drivers Support

Tips to select the best drivers for your Acer® TravelMate® system

Notebooks are must for both, home and business users. Acer® TravelMate® series are designed with the latest features and also have simple user interface. Acer® TravelMate® series contain different notebooks suitable for different purposes. For example TravelMate® 5530 is designed for travelling professionals where as TravelMate® 6293 is designed for business purpose. These all have high memory capacity, fast processor and high hard drive capacity. Some of the notebooks in TravelMate® series offer high data sharing and connectivity capabilities. The other most important feature is the long battery life. Most notebooks in this series offer approximate eight hours battery life. The role of device drivers in this series is highly important. The available drivers include audio, video, Ethernet card drivers, etc. These drivers are the agents that help you to connect to the specified devices. The drivers convert the user’s request into a set of commands and pass that request to the device. These drivers are the essential part of the system. They help to increase the performance and speed of your system.

You have to consider certain things before installing drivers on your Acer® TravelMate® system:

  • Capacity of automated software database
  • Compatibility
  • Updated drivers

Capacity of automated software database

Automated software is used to control the drivers. The software should be able to handle the driver capacity. The software database has to accommodate the drivers even if they are upgraded. So, before going to select any driver, you should check the capacity of this software database.

Compatibility

Compatibility is most important in drivers. The drivers usually make problems when the operating system is upgraded. Each driver should be compatible with the system requirements and the memory capacity. This should also be considered before driver installation. You can select proper drivers from the notebook manufacturer’s website. You just need to type the model number of your system, search the memory capacity search for suitable drivers.

Updated drivers

In order to have the system in perfect working condition, you should make sure that all the drivers that are installed on your system are updated. If your system has old drivers installed on it, then it will cause numerous problems, like slow system speed, crashing, freezing, etc. Therefore, you should always keep the drivers up-to-date.

Acer® TravelMate® Batteries

What are the features of Acer® TravelMate® laptop?

Acer® TravelMate® is the new laptop from Acer® with Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2300 with 2-MB L2 Cache, 1.66 GHZ speed and 667MHz FSB. The laptop is provided with 512 MB DDR2 RAM with 60GB hard disk drive and a DVD+CDRW optical disk. The laptop has a 14-inch widescreen LCD screen with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 16.7 million colors and 16:10 viewing ratio. The laptop is provided with 2 built-in speakers supporting Sound Blaster and Microsoft® sound compatible audio output to provide high-quality audio. It is also provided with a built-in microphone. The laptop provides better network connection with integrated Intel® PRO network connection. It also features the new Bluetooth® 2.0 with enhanced data rate enabled and integrated 100 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet and a 56Kbps V.92 modern built. The laptop uses a battery to work with. That can be charged whenever required.

Following article includes detail on the types and features of battery and the battery charger are given below :

  • Battery
  • Battery charger
  • Features of battery

Battery

The Acer® TravelMate® uses a TravelMate® Acer® battery 4010 to work with. It is a 6-cell Lithium-ion battery packed with high-quality. The battery is completely compatible with the laptop. It gives you full year warranty to ensure user-satisfaction.

Battery charger

The Acer® TravelMate® 4010 uses a battery AC/DC charger in order to charge the laptop. The charger will charge your laptop perfectly with 8 most common connectors that can be used with almost all notebook computers. The charger uses an input voltage of 240V, frequency from 47 to 63 Hz and output voltage of minimum 15V. Users need to ensure that the charger is maintained in good condition. Common mistakes like winding the charger wire around the charger etc should be avoided as it can cause damage to the cable.

Features of battery

The battery is a not a refurbished one and is completely compatible with the laptop. It does not cause any negative effect on the laptop memory. It provides over 500 full charge/ discharge times. The battery uses an indicator to show the charge of the battery. The battery can extend its life even if the charge is being lost. The battery should be stored in a cool and dry place. Users need to ensure that the battery in charged in proper battery cycle. Possible steps like reducing brightness, stopping unwanted applications, disconnecting USB’s etc can be taken by users to increase battery life.

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