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Wireless help! I have a Acer Aspire 5520-5334. I'm not a computer genius but I know how to use one. I recently downgraded from Vista to XP. I installed all the XP drivers from But my problem is, is that my wireless can't detect a network. My router is inside my house, and is working. Please help. I can post addition information if needed.

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  • bsballkingb Jul 22, 2008

    It didn't work. :/

  • bsballkingb Jul 22, 2008

    Also the adapter is Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

  • bsballkingb Jul 22, 2008

    I have a 2wire wireless modem.

  • bsballkingb Jul 22, 2008

    Sorry, I'm not using a router, the modem acts like a router. I get wireless internet from it.

  • bsballkingb Jul 22, 2008

    When I right click the wireless connection and click repair, it says "One or more Wireless networks detected, click this bubble to view them." When I click the bubble it says no wireless networks in range.

  • bsballkingb Jul 22, 2008

    Can someone help me find the Acer Empowering Technology Files for Windows XP? I'm 90% sure that if I got these files the problem would be fixed.

  • KrystalSC Aug 28, 2008

    I have a Aspire one acer. But wireless internet does not work on it. i have windows xp in it also. Is there a reason why internet does not work on it, can i fix it? i just bought this a couple days ago.

  • SnowRider600 Nov 29, 2008

    e-power is not working.Wireless card(ATHERO-5007)is showing as installed and enabled but when Itry to connect to a network,I get a message that says it is disabled.I think it is the keyboard button but I don't know how to turn it back on.

  • darkie4eva Dec 04, 2008

    yeah i got the same problem too but i never downgraded to XP yet.. When i restart my Computer it bloody says "limited access" and "local area only" Whenever I try to do the Diagonse checks on it, it has the solution but they never work. What do I do??

    Anybody please help me!!!!!!!



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FIXED. I just did a clean reinstall of windows xp.

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Disable the LAN and enable wireless network

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Try to open the show all networks window disable the default ethernet connectoin then enable the wireless net work

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  • robert samples Jul 22, 2008

    try setting it up as an adhock network and there are sone numbere you will need off the router they are not the serial number but another set what kind of a modem you have

  • robert samples Jul 22, 2008

    and what kind of router are you using

  • robert samples Jul 22, 2008

    do you have a unit on it all ready and this is your second


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