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Old 01-06-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy Newbie hoping for wireless help

Hi all,
I'm sure that someone out there has the answer to my problem which has been frustrating me for a while.
My son's computer developed a problem where it would freeze up and virus was suspected.
So I purchased from Acer the System Disc and Recovery Discs and installed them.
This is an Aspire 1 on Windows xp.
Now the wireless connection doesn't show up and I can't do a wireless search.
The icon isn't there when it shows all Network Connections.
When I go to 'create a new connection', it doesn't prompt me (like my computer does)to 'view wireless connections in range'.
My pc's wireless shows 'Atheros AR5007EG wireless...' , so I tried to add new hardware on his and selected 'network adapters' and chose the same Atheros.
Then a message comes up 'The software for this device is now installed, but may not work correctly. The device cannot start (code 10)'. Then I click 'view or change resource' and I get 'device does not require any resources'. I've also tried updating drivers with no luck.
Please tell me what the heck I'm doing wrong.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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Sounds like you may have the wrong driver can you give us the serial # of this machine and we can help you to get the correct drivers.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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Codeman,
Thanks for answering.
I've tried 3 different drivers.
Wireless LAN atheros 7.7.0.321 XPx86
Wireless LAN atheros 8.0.0.225 W7 (which was recommended by acer, but isn't that windows 7?)
WLAN atheros v7.6.1.221 XPx86
It's a D250-1165
Could there be a conflict having 3 different network adapters (not drivers) installed?
Also, under 'Network Controller' in device manager (the icon is a yellow question mark) it says 'the drivers are not installed (code 28)'

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Old 01-06-2011, 10:04 PM   #4
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Default Re: Newbie hoping for wireless help

Post a screenshot of your Device manager with the 'Network adapters' category expanded

I'm assuming it's this:
Acer Aspire ONE D250-1165 Specs (Atom N270 1.6 GHz, 10.1" TFT) - Laptops - CNET Reviews

So you could try this if you haven't already:
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its seems like your Wireless card hasnt installed properly. goto start > Connect to > show all connections. if your wireless card has install properly it should show you there. if not you may have to install the drivers for your wireless card.. contact me on my website below , i can help you on this.

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Old 01-10-2011, 09:42 AM   #6
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It sounds like you need the proper wireless network driver (as it's been stated). Try the manufacturer's website here: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers or you can go to acer.com and click the "Drivers and Downloads" link on the home page.
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