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I am running Mac Leopard on my Acer Aspire 563 and the wireless doesnt work, is there any way to get a mac driver for it?

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Zoomboi,
Here is the download link for acer (Click Here)

  • But niether your model number nor the drivers for MAC OS avialable on the site.
  • There is a way to call acer support (by phone/e-mail). Call them and ask support for your problem.

Good Luck
Iqbal

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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