Question about Network & Wireless Adapters
I have an Acer notebook Aspire 5720Z
The unit came with Vista but we instead loaded a legal copy of XP Pro
We can't get the wireless ethernet card to work. We have tries a dozen drivers from the internet and nothing. Thw actual card is an Atheros ar5bxb63
Acer wont help either. Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks for your time
This answer is probly a bit late but the driver for that particular Atheros chip is called atheros_v5_1_1_9.exe and should be easy to find if you type that into google.
Unfortunatly the problem I came accross when downgrading from vista is there was no XP Pro applications and I couldnt install the driver until after I had one of the Acer applications on it, not sure but I think it was ePower.
Your laptop is fairly easy to find the apps for, go to:
Click Notebook > Aspire > 5720Z
The Vista drivers will appear below.
Simply click the arrow on the drop down box and select
"Microsoft Windows XP Professional x32"
Then click the tab just beneath that says "Application"
Download and install whichever one you need (again, Im not entirely sure which one it uses but from memory Im guessing ePower).
Reinstall the driver, and the wireless card along with that flashy little light should work great. (Well great for an Acer anyway....)
If anybody reading this post has a similar problem but with a different machine which doesnt have the apps for XP, just try a similar model. I have a the TravelMate 2484WXMI, which is series 2480, but there isn't many applications listed for it. I tried the 2470, which only runs XP and had no issues with the software.
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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Posted on Jun 11, 2008
The truth be known, the are many new machines today the are NOT downward compatable with an older os...your Aspire might one of them where there are no drivers available in XP, .............
Posted on Nov 30, 2007
Here is a link for the driver for the Atheros wireless on 5720z Aspire
Glad to help
Posted on May 24, 2008
I have had the same problem and still haven't found a solution. Have you had any luck?
Posted on May 09, 2008
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