Question about Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop
Reformatted the system. Other drivers are installed but for wireless, storage and LAN drivers
I already installed the wireless broadcom thru internet but still it doesn't work.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
You will find you LAN (BroadcomLAN driver 4.28) or (Broadcom Giga LAN driver 8.27.1) storage (Intel chip set driver) and Wireless (Broadcomm 802.11b+g wireless) or (Intel 802,11b+g Wireless LAN driver 126.96.36.199) ->drivers from here:
Plz let me know how you go
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
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You don't say which Operating System you use, so my answer will be presented in general, Windows terms. If yours is a non-Windows Operating System and my answer seems to be of some relevance to you, please consider applying the logic and principles involved here to your own Operating System and, if in doubt, please feel free to add a Comment or Clarification to this Question. Please include information about your computer and the history of its Operating System. Doing so helps us makes faster, more accurate and more assured Remote Diagnostics leading to better quality and more useful Advice, Answers, Guidelines , How-Tos and Solutions.
You also don't say what the actual reason is for you needing to install Drivers. Have you changed your Operating System? Did the computer's original Operating System start showing signs of corruption, leading you to try to fix it with Driver re-installation within the same Operating System? Or did the Computer's original Operating System fail, causing you to re-install the same Operating System as the only means of resolving the problem? These are pivotal issue.
The term "Wireless LAN Driver" is meaningless with a qualifying correlation to an Operating System.
Although drivers seem to mainly be about hardware, they are actually mainly about software. The Driver does not physically control the Laptop's Devices. The BIOS and the Operating System do that. What the Driver does is (just like a human interpreter for a guest who speaks a different language from his host), introduce the Device to the Operating System and help them to communicate with one another, with the Driver taking instructions from each and passing it back and forth between Operating System and Device.
So when one mentions Drivers, one must also mention the Operating System it will be talking to. In order for that to be possible, the 2 must share a common language. If they do not, then the role of 'interpreter' is impossible, because, then neither the Driver nor the Device will be able to understand what the Operating System is saying.
There is no such thing as a "Wireless LAN Driver". There are only XP Wireless LAN Drivers, Vista Wireless LAN Drivers, Windows 7 Wireless LAN Drivers, Mac OSX Tiger Wireless LAN Drivers, Mac OSX Leopard Wireless LAN Drivers, Mac OSX Lion Wireless LAN Drivers, Linux Red Hat Wireless LAN Drivers, Linux Ubuntu Wireless LAN Drivers, etc.
If you have not needed to install any other drivers, I would guess that you have Windows 7 installed on this computer, but unless you add a Comment/Clarification to this question specifying the details of the original Operating System and any subsequent Operating System Updates or Upgrades you have conducted. it is difficult to say.
This laptop came originally with Vista Home Premium 32 Bit or 64 Bit. The drivers (including the LAN and Wireless LAN Drivers - also sometimes referred to as WLAN, Wireless Network or 802.11 Drivers - needed to allow Internet access) for either of these Vista Operating Systems can be downloaded and installed from the Support & Downloads Page of Fujitsu's Official Website, here:
If you installed Windows XP or Windows 7 (32-Bit) on this computer, the Drivers are available from the same web page of the above Fujitsu Site.
If you only have only ever had Vista installed, all along, then:
Computer > System Properties > Device Manager
This will show you a list of all the installed Devices and if the icon for Wireless LAN or WLAN or 802.11, or indeed any other Driver is out of line, 'popped' out to the right with yellow exclamation or question marks against them, then download and install the affected Drivers using the website link included above, restart the computer and all should be well afterwards. When all the Devices in Device Manager are in nice, neat, straight line to the left of Device Manager, then all the drivers are likely to have been properly iinstalled and the Devices associated with them should function properly.
I hope this helps.
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