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I went back to windows xp but my 802.1 1b/g wireless lan wont work what can i do to fix this ?

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  • Bobbylepp Jan 14, 2008

    I will try this be back in a min . Thank you !!!

  • Bobbylepp Jan 14, 2008

    i GET A AR5006 CAN NOT START ERROR MESSAGE CODE 10

  • Bobbylepp Jan 15, 2008

    I tried both of htose drivers but i get the same orror code 10 when i restart windows ! I had to buy this belkin wireless g cord just to get online to get this problem fixed ! is there anything that will let me fix this problem easily ??????

  • Bobbylepp Jan 15, 2008

    I did everything just as You said to but that did not do it either ! I am about to give up on it ! It is getting to be a pain for both me and you !

  • Bobbylepp Jan 15, 2008

    That could be to. Thr guy i talked to at acer said that all the drivers were listed to go back to windows xp but they are not working with it though !!!

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Go to this site:

http://www.acerpanam.com/flex/acerdrivers/bin/drivers.html

Click notebook, then your model Aspire 3680. Then the broadcom 802.11b+g driver and download and install that driver.

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  • Peter Burns Jan 14, 2008

    Go to that same page and download the Atheros driver instead.

  • Peter Burns Jan 15, 2008


    1. Right-click My Computer.


    2. Click Properties.


    3. Click the Advanced tab.


    4. Click the Environment Variables tab.


    5. Set a new variables in the System Variables box (the lower panel):


    Variable: devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices


    Value: 1


    6. Start, Run, devmgmt.msc


    7. Click the View tab, Show Hidden Devices


    8. Remove any "phantom" or grey-ed out device entries that exist for your Atheros adapter.


    9. Remove any "phantom" or grey-ed out driver entries that exist for the device under the Plug and Play drivers section.


    10. Uninstall the Atheros adapter by right clicking its entry under Network Adapters.
    11. Reboot
    12. Re-install Atheros driver

  • Peter Burns Jan 15, 2008

    Sorry you've had so many problems. I think it's probably an compatibility issue since you went back to XP from Vista. The hardware you are using could have been designed to run on Vista only and not XP.

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