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I recently purchased an Acer Aspire laptop with a wireless card. Overall I'm pleased with it and the wireless connection to our Belkin 54 is good with one exception. When I lose the connection (which isn't frequent) I can't get it back without shutting down the computer and starting up. I've tried numerous times to 'refresh' the network available, etc. but to no avail. The wireles networks available shows none even though it shows it back as soon as I shut down and restart the computer.
Is this a common problem with wireles connections or a quirk of my computer? We do have another computer on the system with a wireles connection but it can get the connection back if lost.

Any hints for getting the connection back without shutting down the computer are much appreciated.

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Didn't Belkin supply you with the Network Utility or are you using Windows utility? Usually you can right-click the network icon down on the right side and select to open. Usually just refreshing the connection to the network should do it. Click Repair if refreshing doesn't do it.

Otherwise, look for the Utility within the Start>Programs list or the Start>Connection To Icon and open the wireless app. You may also find a listing in Contol Panel>Network Connections.

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