Acer® Extensa Wireless Problems
Reasons behind Acer® Extensa® wireless problems
Acer® has introduced Extensa® 5200 series single core notebook powered with Intel® Celeron processor, Windows® 7 operating system, good graphic and multimedia configuration. Laptops are available in two models with product code LX.EDP03.185 and LX.EDP03.187. The system is fitted with InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology, Gigabit Ethernet. Internet connectivity is enjoyable and has got credence from users. But, like all other laptops your Acer Extensa may show some wireless problems.
The following points will provide a better understanding of Acer® Extensa® wireless problems :
- Wireless access of Acer® Extensa® 5200 series
- Problems associated with wireless Internet
- Tips to fix Wireless Internet problems
Wireless access of Acer® Extensa® 5200 series
Extensa® 5200 series is capable of wired and wireless Internet access. For Wireless communication the system is fitted with Wireless LAN (802.11b/g that can support transfer rates of up to 54 MB/s. these specifications can hold infra-red interface (FIR, Fast Infrared, up to 4 MB/s) that can sustain data transmissions to and from mobile phones but for this appropriate fast hubs or network switches are required.
Problems associated with wireless Internet
As far as wireless Internet connectivity is concerned, the system is not all trouble free. The identity theft and risks of information leakage are always there when the system is sharing Internet access on a small scale organizational or community based networking. Like any standard computing machine Acer® Extensa® 5200 has built in security set up. However, threats like infection with virus, rootkits, malwares, spywares, Trojans, adwares, etc. are many more times greater than Internet connectivity through a cable. Furthermore, phishing is permanent risk through which personalized data can be stolen. The initial models of this laptop series (Extensa® 5220) are provided with 512 MB RAM which is another drawback in data transfer especially in case of frequent Data swapping that involves multiple and frequent involvement of RAM.
Information and identity security can be maintained with ease by taking some preventive and curative measure, while using wireless communication on this series of laptops. To some extent, the solution to most of the problems is related to setting changes. Firewall setting must be ideal. Always work with the coverage of a good antivirus. In case of frequent wireless Internet usage, if possible support of any standard security system should be provided to this laptop. A number of such security systems are available. Even some of the stores are offering these packages on subsidized rates. On account of low RAM provision in initial models, it is advised to upgrade the RAM at least to 2 GB. Last but not least, reduce the memory resident programs over hard disk so that RAM remains free from cluttering with linkages of multiple programs.