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Wireless I can't install wireless driver

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  • shannon_442 Jan 31, 2009

    I reinstalled xp on my IBM thinkpad T42 and now I don't have wireless. I looked at the drivers and I'm missing something called a network controller. I've searched the internet for this driver and I can't find it.

    I'm missing a pci modem, biometric coprosser and two unknown devices. How do I find this stuff????? Any help would be great, but keep in mind I don't know much about drivers or installing them...



    Thanks

  • caled_97 May 06, 2009

    I can't get wireless to be detected...I download drivers from IBM website, ran the driver download...nothing...what am I missing

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Could you give more info as to what it's doind exactly, any errors, showing the network but not connecting, radio disabled, etc..?

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I already installed the right driver for my Wireless Adapter of my laptop but I cant connect to the internet through wireless connection. It say's their "The driver successfully installed used Fou


Did you reboot after install? What does it say when you try to connect? Why did you have to re-install the wireless adapter driver? Did you download the driver from Asus?

Jan 08, 2013 | ASUS Eee PC 1215BPU17BK 121Inch Netbook

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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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Were is the wireless turn on switch?


It appears that there isn't an external switch to turn the WLAN off on the Everex NC1500 laptop (click here for the full manual). Here is a link showing you how to disable and enable WLAN card in WinXP (click here) if this is what you are trying to accomplish.
According to the manual (if your wireless isn't working) you must first install the WLAN driver before using the wireless connection. Info: "Wireless LAN module is similar to LAN module. You need to install software driver before using it. Please refer to Appendix B on how to install the driver." Appendix B INSTALLING THE WIRELESS LANDEVICE DRIVER Please follow the procedures below for installing the Mini PCI Adapter driver: Installing Wireless LAN driver for Windows XP 1. Click the Start button and then click Run. The Run dialog box appears. 2. Click Browse button and specify the directory as "E:\Drivers\Winxp\Wireless LAN\setup.exe" 3. Click "OK" to implement the setup program to install this driver. 4. Click "Next" twice to continue the installation.
Hope this was helpful.

Feb 01, 2011 | Everex StepNote NC1500 Notebook

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Were do i turn on my wireless connection on my laptop?


INSTALLING THE WIRELESS LAN DEVICE DRIVER
Please follow the procedures below for installing the Mini PCI Adapter driver:
Installing Wireless LAN driver for Windows XP
1. Click the Start button and then click Run. The Run dialog box appears.
2. Click Browse button and specify the directory as "E:\Drivers\Winxp\Wireless LAN\setup.exe"
3. Click "OK" to implement the setup program to install this driver.
4. Click "Next" twice to continue the installation.
INSTALLING THE LAN DEVICE DRIVER
• Wireless LAN Access When LED turns on indicates that the wireless LAN module is activated. When LED lights off, it indicates that the function is disabled
MUST BE A SOFTWARE ACTIVATED SWITCH

Jan 21, 2011 | Everex StepNote NC1500 Notebook

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Driver for Wireless Network Adapter apparently not working, said windows. But the driver shows up in device manager. Recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate and the wireless option wasn't there. Realtek...


There is not only Realtek, but two more, i.e. Atheros and Intel. You better install all of them and check which one will work.

Click here to download Realtek Wireless driver

Click here to download Atheros Wireless driver

Click here to download Intel Wireless driver

All these are for Windows 7 32 bit platform (s)

If you've already installed some or part of the above drivers, please uninstall them (installed drivers), restart your computer and install all these.
Let me know if the problem persists.

Good luck.

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My wireless card on my T42 ThinkPad doesnt pick up wireless networks. I'm not sure its even installed.


Check Device Manager to see if the wireless card is enabled and working. If it has a yellow ? against it then the wireless card driver was not installed.
Some model ThinkPads have different network cards drivers and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the network drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download the drivers, write down the device driver and it’s file name so you have a record of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are located on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model computer, Use this link: -
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true
You can download the various drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

Dec 28, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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No wireless internet aspire 3610


the wireless drivers are probably not installed. you can get them from here
http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html

Ones the wireless drivers are installed along with all the other drivers and utilities you can get from acer, then you can turn on the wireless with the wireless button on your laptop, now you should have wireless connectivity.

Jul 14, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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Wireless button


The T30 laptops do not have a on/off button that turns the wireless card on.
Once the wireless card driver is installed the wireless card will detect any wireless router and access point within its range. You need to configure the wireless card to connect into the wireless router or access point eg. the encryption, SSID etc.
The Thinkpad laptops have different wireless LAN cards installed, when you install a wireless card driver and it doesn't work, then install a different model wireless card driver. Also make sure the XP or Vista version of the wireless driver matches the Windows version that is installed on the laptop.

Jul 12, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

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Cannot get drivers to install


Hi there,
You will find you LAN (BroadcomLAN driver 4.28) or (Broadcom Giga LAN driver 8.27.1) storage (Intel chip set driver) and Wireless (Broadcomm 802.11b+g wireless) or (Intel 802,11b+g Wireless LAN driver 9.0.1.9)  ->drivers from here:

Plz let me know how you go
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regards /Teis

Jan 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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