Has your Acer Predator Helios been having WiFi issues off late? Probably it does not connect to WiFi, or it keeps disconnecting after some time. This article will cover both cases and provide solutions.
Fixes For Acer Predator Helios 300 Not Connecting To WiFi
The following fixes should help you fix Acer predator WiFi, not working issues. You need to try them from top to bottom until you find the solution.
Ensure WLAN Feature is Turned On
If you haven’t switched on your WiFi, don’t expect it to work. Here is how to turn it on
- Press Windows logo key + I to open Settings.
- Click Network & Internet.
- Select WiFi on the left pane & toggle the WiFi button to ON.
- Restart your laptop and check if WiFi is now working.
Uninstall & Install Network Drivers
Corrupt network drivers could be behind your Acer Predator Helios 300, not connecting to WiFi. Follow these steps to correct them:
- Right Click on the Windows logo on the taskbar and choose Device Manager from the list of options.
- Expand Network adapters and right click on your Wireless driver.
- Choose uninstall device and confirm that you want to uninstall it.
- Once done, shut down the laptop and boot it up again.
Your WiFi should now be working well.
Update Your Wireless Network Adapter
If your WiFi drivers are outdated, your laptop won’t connect to the internet. You have to update them via an Ethernet connection or download the driver from another PC and use a USB drive to transfer.
- Head to Acer Support page and enter your laptop’s model to get the exact drivers for your laptop.
- Choose your operating system and expand the Driver option.
- Locate Wireless LAN Driver and download it.
- Once done, extract files to desktop.
- Right click on Windows logo and select Device Manager.
- Expand Network adapters and right click on your wireless driver.
- Choose Update Driver and select the Browse my computer for drivers option.
- Specify the location of your drivers, which should be desktop or a USB drive.
- Click Next and finish the process.
- Now Shut down your Acer Predator and Boot it up to check if your WiFi is currently working.
Adjust Your Power Management Settings
Your Acer Predator could have been set to disable the wireless network adapter to save power. You need to check and change the Power Management Settings by following these steps:
- Press Windows logo key + R to open Run.
- Type devmgmt.msc and click OK.
- Once the Device Manager opens, expand Network adapters, right click on your wireless network adapter and choose Properties.
- Click the Power Management tab and uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power box. Click OK.
- Restart your laptop and try connecting to WiFi once more.
Run The Troubleshooter
- Type “Troubleshoot” on the Windows Search bar and open the Best match (Troubleshoot Settings).
- Click the Additional troubleshooters option.
- Click Internet Connections and select the Run the troubleshooter button.
- The troubleshooter will detect the problems and recommend the fixes or fix them automatically.
Reset Winsock TCP/IP
- Open Start and type cmd.
- Right click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
- Click yes after the prompt.
- Type: netsh int ip reset c:/resetlog.txt and press Enter.
- Type: netsh winsock reset and press Enter.
- Type: ipconfig/flushdns and press Enter.
- Type: exit and press Enter.
- Restart your laptop, and problems should be fixed.
Consider laptop repair
If none of these options work, you should consider taking your Predator Helios 300 to the nearest Acer Center. There is a chance your wireless card has problems that need the attention of a professional technician. If your laptop has no warranty, take it to a computer technician, and he’ll sort out the WiFi problem.
Fix For Predator Helios 300 WiFi Keeps Disconnecting
Some Predator Helios 300 users have also reported that WiFi keeps disconnecting or dropping. This happens after windows updates or just randomly. In that case, you might want to try a Windows System Restore.
Alternatively, confirm that your WiFi driver was updated and compare it with the Acer stock version. If they are not similar, uninstall the driver and install the Acer stock driver instead.
Lastly, you can attempt the steps stated on the Adjust Your Power Management Settings method.
We hope you’ve found a solution to your Acer Predator Helios 300 WiFi issues.
Do not forget to check whether there are any settings on your router and antivirus restricting your Predator Helios 300 from connecting to the WiFi.