Connecting your Acer laptop to your home wireless network is fairly simple. Before you begin you need to know the SSID broadcast name (Wi-Fi) network name and security passphrase (Wi-Fi network password).
Move the Wi-Fi switch to the "On" position. Not all models have this switch.
Open the Windows Start menu and select "Connect To." A list of available connections will appear.
Select "All" from the drop-down menu to view all available networks and connections within range.
Select the desired network and click "Connect." Enter the security passphrase if prompted and click "Connect" again to join the network and gain wireless Internet access.