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Acer vista to XP conversion, no more wireless

I switched from vista to xp and it works better but I can not get the wireless working. Ethernet is working and so is everything else. I can not find which wireless system they are using and there are 3 available on the acer site. I tried installing and then uninstalling when nothing is working.

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Re: Acer vista to XP conversion, no more wireless

Check on the bottom of your laptop; there should be a white label with the manufacturer of your WiFi card on it (Broadcomm, Intel, Atheros, etc.). From there, go to the Acer website and download and install the drivers made for your card.

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