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    Acer laptop won't connect

    This is a discussion on Acer laptop won't connect within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; You could try going to the Acer website and download the latest Wireless adapter driver for your lap top. Get ...

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      Re: Acer laptop won't connect

      You could try going to the Acer website and download the latest Wireless adapter driver for your lap top. Get the driver only, don't bother about other software. Your driver will be either Broadcom or Atheros, make sure you get the correct one. Then go to the Device Manager, find the wireless adapter, right click it and uninstall it. If you are asked if you want to remove the drivers/software, click yes. Reboot and when Windows starts to install the adapter, point it to the new drivers.

      I know Windows will tell you you have the latest drivers, ignore this, even if you have. Installing new fresh drivers may do the trick.

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      Re: Acer laptop won't connect

      Thanks for the suggestion. Tried that but latest driver installed. Back to Comet for refund or exchange i think.

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      Re: Acer laptop won't connect

      My wife's last 2 laptops have had atheros wireless controllers and they have both been a pain in the bum to connect.

      The only thing I can get them to connect to with any reliabilty is an old Netgear DG834GT and so I am using that as a wireless access point.

      They would work fine with XP and any router but not with Vista and Win 7, it's like the newer OS need some luck as well as a lot of patience to get them to go.
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

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      Re: Acer laptop won't connect

      Returned my Acer today. Tech support said poor antenna reception after i suggested it. Poor quality laptop , poor build . Paying for i3 processor at a detrement to other hardware. Broadcom network adapter....absoluteley useless. Fingers crossed my Atheros is working a treat.

     

     
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