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Aspire 5100 Random Wlan Dissapearance.

I have an Acer Aspire 5100 with a Atheros AR5007EG wireless lan card that randomly decides to stop working and even totally removes itself from the device manager menu. Only to (maybe) work again next time i turn it on.

Wireless worked flawlessly for about the first 6 months, Then it started this random vanishing act. Along with the vanishing of the wireless adapter, I also experience an unusually high amount of internet slowdowns and total drops while it is working.

system restore can sometimes make it turn on (most of the time it does, actually), but it should be obvious that having to hit up system restore every time i need to connect to the internet is a very bad solution.

I am reasonably skilled with computers, so any advice you can offer will help, as i have exhausted every idea i could come up with (short of sending it back to the manufacturer for a repair that will probably cost more than the current value of the whole machine.)

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  • richter809 Sep 25, 2008

    i have this problem on acer aspire one


  • jon974 Nov 11, 2008

    I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1718Li with the Atheros AR5007EG

    I am running windows Vista home premium. Sometimes the card is not recognised when vista starts up and will not show on the device manager, no amount of hardware searching or refreshing will identify it. When this happens I just have to restart the machine until it works. Other times its starts up and works just fine.


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HI,
Have you tried uninstalling the device and the reinstalling it through new hardware wizard in control panel?

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