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I just bought an Acer Aspire 5740G and was advised that i need to download a driver to make the wireless card work. I dont know what to look for in the device manager to find the manufacturer of the card. Can you tell me what the description or name of a wireless card might be disguised as in plain terms. thanks for your help

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Hi Cyber - Your new machine will have one of three possible brand WiFi adapters installed.

They are Intel, Broadcom or Atheros. one of them will show up as part of the device name in device manager. When you get the brand you can get the necessary drivers at this LINK.

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I can't get the network controller drivers to install correctly. I have installed the drivers for my acer aspire 5742g. The FN+F3 can't activate the wireless as a result


Have you installed the correct driver? The 5742G could be installed with an Atheros or a Broadcom wireless card, and these use different drivers.

You can either visually check which make of card is installed in your laptop, or try both drivers and see if either one works.

The following links will initiate a download:

Atheros:

http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless%20LAN_Atheros_9.0.0.202_W7x86W7x64_A.zip?acerid=634176982033714605&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire 5742G&OS=721&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=EMEA_27

Broadcom:

http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless%20LAN_Broadcom_5.100.249.2_W7x86W7x64_A.zip?acerid=634176982752697291&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire 5742G&OS=721&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=EMEA_27


Failing that, perhaps your wireless card has physically failed in some way and needs replacing.

Jul 23, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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My Acer Aspire One 10.1 netbook which was bought preinstalled with Windows 7 will not connect to the internet wirelessly. I was advised by my ISP that I should contact Windows as it needs to be configured...


Hi

Have you enableld the wifi switch i think its on the bottom left of the laptop with a picture of what looks like a satalite dish you need to slide the switch over to enable it

if that dont work
Make sure that you can get on line using your ethernet socket on the side of your laptop with a cable to your router
Then go to ur start button bottom left of the laptop and follow these instructions

start
control panel
device manager
then scroll down and look in the Network adaptors
you should find the wireless adapter in there if it is loaded correctly it will prob have a yellow warning sign beside it
double click the wireless driver and go into the properties then click on the driver
then right click it ( i think ) and update driver hopefully windows will update the driver for you

if it dont work then go back to device manager find the wireless driver and go into properties and uninstall it then restart the laptop straight away

hopefull windows will search online for a driver for you

if this dont work

go to www.acer.com go to support/downloads type in your make model and operating system and look for a wireless driver there for windows 7


If you can not get online using your ethernet socket
then can you use someones elses computer
and get the driver save it to a pendrive and then load it onto your laptop

good luck
hope this was usefull to you
please let us know if it sorted it out for you

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Hi i recently reinstalled winxp and now wireless wont work


Please reinstall the latest driver of Acer Aspire 3000 WLAN Driver


from following site

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/NETWORK-CARD/OTHER-NETWORK-CARDS/Acer-Aspire-3000-WLAN-Driver.shtml


***************
if that dont works check the device manager
for the one that in yeelow and right click and reinstall it
i hope this will solve your problem


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Network card


chipset driver for vista there is the SM - http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles%5CDriver/CardReader/CardReader_ENE_3.00.00_Vistax86.zip?acerid=633638101726550065&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%205610&OS=V10&LC=en&SC=EMEA_27

and the wifi driver for vista - http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles%5CDriver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless(802abg)_Intel3956_10.6.0.29_Vistax86.zip?acerid=633638101806433329&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%205610&OS=V10&LC=en&SC=EMEA_27

For xp the drivers:
chipset and lan - http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles%5CDriver/Lan/Lan_Broadcom(5787)_9.25.0.0_XPx86.zip?acerid=633638101991475421&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%205610&OS=X02&LC=en&SC=EMEA_27

wifi: http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles%5CDriver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless_Intel(80211ABG)_10.1.1.3_XPx86.zip?acerid=633638102027360481&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%205610&OS=X02&LC=en&SC=EMEA_27

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If it's the 4530, look here http://seoroot.com/blog/driver-downloads/acer-aspire-4530-and-acer-aspire-4520g-windows-xp-drivers-download.html

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Acer 5520 wont connect wirless


Try unistalling the wireless driver and then download the right driver for your wireless card from http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_5520.html

it might work!!

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XP wireless drivers for your acer appear to be available here:

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_5610.html

If you are not sure which wireless chipset you have, open the device manager and double-click the wireless device.

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Here's the solution to your problem

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