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Need drivers for laptop mainly network drivers

Wont connect to internet thru ethernet or wireless

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Moost of the drivers for an acer can be found at www.acerpanam.com

On the lefthand side, select drivers and downloads
Then it will ask you to select your computer type, for this unit select notebook
Then it will ask for a product line, select aspire
Then select the model number 3680 is about 1/4 of the way down.
Drivers will then appear in a list below.

Now in order to use them you will want to download them to a flash drive and put them on the correct computer.
The LAN driver is easy, but this model series had several wireless cards in it and so you may want to use some sort of analysis tool such as driverpro for that, or you could try each one in turn.

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Wireless connection or hardwired ethernet ?

Which ISP are you contracted to give them a call let them know of your problems or go to another ISP and phone company
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you might have a modem with an ethernet connection to connect to the net .

if you have a laptop you can choose a wireless usb broadband modem which can work on a desktop also once you recieve the modem just insert the modem into a usb port and follow the prompts you might need some drivers for the usb broadband modem which can be supplied by the ISP internet provider

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