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Old 12-24-2008, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default Acer Aspire Wireless Problem!

Hi all,
i have recently installed xp pro on this aspire laptop.
however the new install will not pick up the wireless card.
it also appears that the wireless switch on the front of the laptop is not responding, or not being recognised!
i have downloaded every available driver from ACER EUROPE.
I still cant get the wireless to show up in the device manager!
i can get on line with the ethernet cable with no problems.
any ideas of a way forward?

cheers in advance.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:44 AM   #2
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Your wireless is not even started:

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Old 12-24-2008, 10:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: Acer Aspire Wireless Problem!

Download the acer "empowering technology" software...it has a custom wireless manager that seem to work better than the windows setup.
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Download the acer "empowering technology" software...it has a custom wireless manager that seem to work better than the windows setup.
Great advice. A lot of drivers for Acer's require the Empowering Technology framework in order to work properly.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:07 AM   #5
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Default Re: Acer Aspire Wireless Problem!

I would also make sure chipset drivers are installed. It is possible that the system cannot properly reconize your wireless (even with the correct drivers) if the chipset drivers are not in.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:42 PM   #6
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cheers guys/gals,
i had already done all of those suggestions.
however the empowering technology download did not appear to install all components!
the owner wanted it back for a couple of days, as he can get online with the ethernet connection.
if i get another crack at it i will attempt to download the empowering tech again and let you know the outcome.
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