How to Turn on Wi-Fi on an Acer 4730z

by Mike Venture

Being tethered by a wired Internet connection defeats the purpose of laptop computers -- mobility -- so if you can't turn on your laptop's Wi-Fi, your laptop is essentially crippled. An Acer Aspire 4730z's Wi-Fi function is normally controlled by a dedicated button located to the left of the keyboard. If that button doesn't work due to mechanical failure, you can manually turn on Wi-Fi through Windows and Acer's Launch Manager application.

Windows

1

Click the "Start" button to open the Start menu.

2

Click "Control Panel | Network and Internet | Network and Sharing Center | Manage Network Connections."

3

Right-click the Wi-Fi adapter -- it's listed as "Wireless Network Connection" -- and select "Enable" from the menu. If you don't see "Enable" on the menu, then the adapter is already enabled, and you can proceed to the next section.

Launch Manager

1

Click the "Start" button to open the Start menu.

2

Click "All Programs" near the bottom of the Start menu.

3

Click "Launch Manager."

4

Click the Wi-Fi button, which is marked with an icon of a stylized satellite dish.

About the Author

Based in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mike Venture has been writing since 2005. He has written for the RAND Corporation, Sterling & Ross Publishers and Metropol Literary Agency. He has also worked as a technical writer at several software start-ups. Venture holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the University of Pittsburgh.

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