Fix Networking Issues in Acer® TravelMate Laptop
The Acer TravelMate is cost-friendly and is designed for easy Internet browsing and portability. TravelMate is a series of PC notebooks manufactured by Acer. TravelMate which is mainly designated as a business and professional computer. Earlier the TravelMate was used by Texas Instruments. Depending on the wide variety of models, the Travel Mate Series standard features include an Ethernet adapter, one or more PC Card slots, dual core processors, a large hard drive and a lot of memory. However, Acer TravelMate is prone to some networking issues. If you are having problems with your Acer TravelMate, you can try a few troubleshooting steps.
- Issues with Internet connectivity
- Freezing issue
- Wireless issue
Issues with Internet connectivity
If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, a couple of problems might be blocking your access. If you have an internal modem, ensure that it is configured by going to your 'Control panel', clicking on the 'Phone' icon, and then choosing 'Modem Options'. Then go to the 'Dialing Rules' tab and set your preferences for modem. If you are using a Wi Fi network, make sure that you have your TravelMate's Wi Fi switched on and also ensure that you have administrator or guest privileges on the network.
Freezing is the most common issue that the users have with the Acer TravelMate. This happens since they use a low-power Atom processor, which cannot handle a lot of data at a time. Freezing is typically caused when too much strain is put on the processor, so to avoid that from happening, keep your open programs list down to four or less, and only connect to the Internet when you need it. It is also helpful to defragment your hard disks regularly, as this will reduce the strain on your processor while trying to retrieve data.
A wireless Acer laptop can be an immense boon to your productivity when it is working suitably. When your laptop card starts to exhibit unwanted symptoms, such as signal dropping, you can perform troubleshooting at home. The best solution is to simply reinstall the software driver, which refers to the program that the operating system uses to speak the wireless card's language.