20 Most Recent Acer (BCM94318MPG) Wireless Adapter Questions & Answers


your down grade is the problem
win xp and win 7 are no longer supported by Microsoft so any blips in the loading process are not fixed on line
Microsoft are pushing hard for everybody to use win 10 and company statements are saying that win 8 and later version will also not be supported in a few years time
it is possible that in downloading the driver from the manufacturer site (best idea) it is possible that you missed the bit ( suitable for win os win 7 ,8 vista, 10 ) that win xp was not on the list

Acer... | Answered on Nov 25, 2017


your password isnt incotect

Acer... | Answered on Oct 23, 2017


The main problem with installing Windows XP on an Acer 4310 notebook always comes back to the wireless lan. You will oftentimes see an error code 39, and be told that the driver is corrupt or missing. The problem with the wifi card seems to be specific to the broadcom 802.11b/g adapter. This same chipset would appear to be the basis for the 802.11g. Here lies the problem: you can't use a 802.11b or 802.11g driver. When you try to do so, you get the code 39 error.

With that in mind, I'm going to put up a brief but detailed tutorial that describes how to correct the problem and get your Acer notebook up and running. This is the method I followed when working on my wife's 4310, and it works every time. Keep in mind, however, that I am going to approach this from a fresh build perspective with a slicked hard drive, with the OS being Windows XP SP3. I would recommend that you slick your hard drive and do a fresh install to avoid in conflicts. Also note that in the relevant step I'm going to throw an idea out there for all of the dual-booters out there who have a Linux distro and need to run nds-wrapper or have no connectivity at all. I'm not sure if this works because I haven't tested it. So if it does work then that's great for everyone. Just make sure you put something in the appropriate forums for others.

Now! To get your Acer 4310 Aspire Notebook up and running with Windows XP SP3 installed do the following:
  1. You will need all of the latest drivers for your Notebook dating from 12-08-2008. Go here and download them all EXCEPT for the wireless lan driver. You want an older version, preferably from the timeframe of BIOS rev V1.10, and if you've got the factory driver DVD handy you should be set. For some very wierd reason I had to use older drivers. Further, the later driver zip files for the wireless lan doesn't contain the file you're looking for. Get all of your files together and unzip them, then burn them to a DVD or several CDs.
  2. Now, you'll need to slick your hard drive. The best and safest way to do this is with a utility such as DBAN, with the second choice being Kill Disk Just grab one of these and burn the ISO image to a CD and you're set. Now, the question may arise as to why these utilities should be used. First, they're free. And second--this is the important part--these utilities will not harm your hard drive. Low Level Formatting has been known to damage the platters and landing zone on hard drives. This is, in a word, BAD. Plus, by slicking the hard drive you have no chance of encountering any problems during installation. Kill Disk takes about an hour or so to wipe the hard disk, while DBAN will take about 3 hours. I use DBAN, but Kill Disk will work just as well.
  3. Now comes the fun part. Install Windows. For those who are having a hard time with the Windows install hanging on your Aspire, slicking the hard drive with DBAN or Kill Disk will almost always prevent that. Nuff said.
  4. Now, install all of those new drivers you just downloaded. Start with the chipset, then add sound, synaptic for the touchpad, video, modem, etc. Install the lan controller (not the wireless lan) last.
  5. Now, open up device manager by right clicking on My Computer and in system properties go to the hardwar tab, and then click on device manager. You'll see that wireless card glaring at you with an exclamation point and sporting an error code of 39.
  6. Select the wireless card and right click on it, then click "Update driver..." and click next
  7. Click "No, not this time" and click next
  8. Select "Install from a specific location" (advanced) and click next
  9. Click "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install" and click next
  10. If it has not done so already, the card should identify itself as "Broadcom 802.11g Network Adaptor". If not, that's just as good because even though it has identified itself, that's not the driver you want. Click "Have Disk" and navigate to where you stashed the older wireless drivers (CD, DVD, or somwhere on your Desktop).
  11. And here's the prize: from the driver list select Broadcom 802.11 Multiband Network Adapter and install it. You should immediately see your wireless come online, and the error code should go away in the device manager. Problem is solved!
Now, two things. First, the driver I used has the following date and version number:

  • 10/12/2006
  • 4.100.15.5
If you run into problems, check the date and version.

Second, those Linux folk who are having connectivity problems with this adapter should see if there is a similar multiband driver available. That should cure the problem--again, I'm not sure because I haven't done that. But it should.

Happy surfing!

Acer... | Answered on Sep 27, 2013


You can order a new one at several electronic shops online and in-store locally where you are. If you are shopping online I'd suggest NewEgg or Amazon.

Acer... | Answered on Sep 22, 2013


If your device can detect the wireless router and can connect to the wireless network, that means that there is no problem with the wireless adapter. You need to check if your broadband / internet modem is connected properly to your wireless router.

Acer... | Answered on Jul 03, 2011


If your device can detect other acces point then, your wifi device is correctly installed. If not, os will tell your wifi have problem. If you try connect, and have problem with connection, it came from your acces point(wifi router expample). Maybe it have password that have not match with your pc. If that access point is yours, then you can try check the password for wifi using cable connection.

If that acces point(wifi router) is not yours(public), then you cant get the password unless you try hack using air-ng, backtrend using wifi device that can capture and monitor the network(wifi *** support a/b/g exmple) if it only support b/g, you cant get wep encryption password.


If it does not have password, and you try to connect, but it still problem, that mean, it have restrictly to MAC address in wifi router.

Acer... | Answered on May 09, 2011


it didnt destroy your wireless adapters it has probably infected the drivers for your wireless. What version of windows do you have xp,vista, windows 7?

Acer... | Answered on Apr 12, 2011


does your dhcp on network setting in manual or automatic mode?
if in manual, you have to change it to automatic. it will reconfigured automatically when connect to new network.

Acer... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011


Go here... http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=19
You will need to know what manufacturer made the card that is in your computer which can be found by going into the control panel, finding the network settings and look for the adapter settings page, then find the adapter that says WiFi and it should have the manufacturer and model, either Intel, Broadcom, or Atheros. Then find the drivers for it on that page, download and reinstall them.

Acer... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011


La Radio di autista senza fili 802.11bg ? su questa maglia:

Wireless 802.11bg
http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/tm_2420.html


Scattare su questa maglia o questa copia ed incollare la maglia completa nel suo browser. Se potrei essere di assistenza ulteriore, fatemi sapere. Se questo aiuta o risolve la questione, lo valuta per favore e d? un benservito per i miei Ringraziamenti di risposta, Joe

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/joe_8b8c2cd6ce148309

Acer... | Answered on Feb 01, 2011


Download the drivers from the Acer WEB site. Make sure youselect the model of your laptop and the XP or Vista version of the drivers youthat require and it matches the Windows version that is installed on yourlaptop. Use this link to get to the Acer support: -
http://www.acersupport.com/drivers_download.aspx

Acer... | Answered on Jan 24, 2011


Normal 0 Download the drivers from the Acer WEB site. Make sure you select the model of your laptop and the XP or Vista version of the drivers you that require and it matches the Windows version that is installed on your laptop. Use this link to get to the Acer support: -
http://www.acersupport.com/drivers_download.aspx

Acer... | Answered on Oct 08, 2010


Hi Jitendra,
I got ur issue, for this first uninstall the old drivers which u have in the comp and then install the new drivers which u have with you.
To uninstall the old drivers
1.click on start---> go to control panel--> add or remove prgms/uninstall prgm
2.u can see the drivers for ur wireless adapter
3.click on the driver and uninstall , once if its completely uninstalled , install the new drivers for ur adapter .

Thanks & regards,
prema

Acer... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010


By the model number I'd have to guess your running an Acer Veriton M262, which is desktop PC. On the Acer site http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads_gd.html there doesnt seem to be any drivers for your particular model, so unless you bought it as an extra, then the most likely answer is no.

Easiest way to know, is to look at the back of your computer tower.

All wireless desktop cards I have came accross have a place to screw in an ariel, either look for a gold screw on piece like the one on the silver plate (opposite side of the metal plate to the circuit board) http://www.digital4shop.com/big/bluetooth-wireless-card.jpg
Or for an arial such as http://imagesb.ciao.com/iuk/images/products/normal/117/Belkin_Wireless_G_Plus_Desktop_Card_Network_adapter__7085117.jpg

Of coarse there are other types, but these are the most commonly seen. If you don't see either, chances are you don't have wireless.

Acer... | Answered on Jul 29, 2010

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