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Lost wireless router

Hi. I need to find a way of putting back the wireless router that I lost when I went from vista to windows xp. many thanks. Stan

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  • theopperator May 18, 2009

    hi
    its a acer aspire 3690 it was on vista,  i wiped it clean to get windows xp on. ive got most of my drivers back, but having a lot of trouble trying to get the wireless driver. I have even tried the acer site.
    hope you can help.
    many thanks
    stan

  • Wim Sharpley
    Wim Sharpley May 11, 2010

    Hi



    IF you mean you lost youre drivers and you need the drivers for youre wireless network card... then plz tell me whats the make and model of youre laptop so i can go find you a direct link on as to where you can dowload the drivers from.



    Kind Regards



    Slitwrists

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    do you mean the drivers for your wireless network card in your laptop is missing?




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I found these 3 drivers on Acer's Website. I have labeled each of them with the Manufacture of the wireless card they are intended for. If you know who the manufacturer of you card is then try that download first, if not try each one until you get the right one (I would try the intel first, then the broadcom, and finally the atheros.)

Atheros:
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles%5CDriver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless_Atheros(AR5001)_5.3.0.35_XPx86.zip?acerid=633646467253052950&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%203690&OS=X02&LC=en&SC=EMEA_27

Broadcom:
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles%5CDriver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless_Broadcom(80211bg)_4.2.2.7_XPx86.zip?acerid=633646467210932680&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%203690&OS=X02&LC=en&SC=EMEA_27

Intel:
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles%5CDriver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless_Intel(80211ABG)_10.1.1.3_XPx86.zip?acerid=633646467187688531&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%203690&OS=X02&LC=en&SC=EMEA_27


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HI, you can download all drivers for your acer aspire 3690 (drivers for both XP and Vista) http://www.downloadya.com/files.php?cat=116

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