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Aspire 1690 wireless connection problems

My laptop harddrive recently died and when a new one was installed I did not get all my old programs back. I downloaded Acer's recovery disk for the Aspire 1690 for windows xp and ran it on my laptop. As far as I know everything loaded as it should. However I still cannot connect via wireless. No problems using a cord but the wireless has me stumped. I have tried many combinations of Network Authentication being Shared or Open or WPA or WPA-PSK but nothing works so far. Does anyone know what the preferred or default selections are under "Association"? Should I enable IEEE 802.1x authentication? (I have tried it but maybe not in conjunction with the right other combinations.....). A couple of times I have done something almost right...I was informed that I was connected but I wasn't. When I tried to do something I was told that I would lose my connection if I disconnected but since I was also told (at the top of the window) that I was not connected I didn't see how that would matter.
Does any of this ring a bell with anyone. Grateful for any advice.

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  • brucebl Mar 09, 2008

    I am not sure what we are talking about (sorry) but it could be that you mean the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 220BG Network Connection which is the only thing I see listed under the Device Manager that might be referring to a wireless card.
    By the way I also see that I have these other network adapters listed: 1394 NEt Adapter; Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet; and MAC Bridge Miniport. Is the latter something that should be on a PC?
    Thanks for your continued thoughts...




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What sort of wireless card does that carry. Sometimes it's easier to get the right drivers from that website, instead of through the OEM computer folks.

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    Bruce, we can handle this with a shared screen session, if you can access the net from the computer you're attempting to fixya. send a note to my contact info on my profile, if you want this to happen



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Right click the network icon in the system tray, and click Properties, from there, click Authentication.

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