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    Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!!

    This is a discussion on Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!! within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Originally Posted by I_Hate_Sky_Awnsers XP is a better OS than vista though. Horse manure is better than Vista. Many of ...

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      Re: Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!!

      Quote Originally Posted by I_Hate_Sky_Awnsers View Post
      XP is a better OS than vista though.
      Horse manure is better than Vista.

      Many of the early issues associated with Vista have been tidied up now and Windows 7 is entirely better.

      Sadly Windows XP is now looking to be dropped from M$'s support list in due course. Whilst it might be a couple of years away, it is another factor to consider.

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      Re: Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!!

      Having searched Google it seems this is a very common fault.

      It's not just restricted to just Windows machines as people using Linux report the same problems.

      The general opinion is the Atheros chipset used in this adaptor is the cause of the problem. So you MUST use the very latest driver to stand any chance of making it work.

      In the end many users have either swapped the built in mini-pci wifi card for one of a different make or have bought a USB dongle / PCMCIA card / Expresscard Wireless adaptor. This always seems to solve the problem.

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      Re: Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!!

      Just been reading an update on a similar thread elsewhere on this forum and double checked all the responses on this to see if it has been mentioned or not. It hasn't so here goes:

      1. Double check that you have installed all the Windows Updates, including the optional ones

      2. Visit the manufacturer's website and check that you have the latest updates for the WiFi adaptor

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      Re: Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!!

      im not allowed to put xp on her machine!
      ive borrowed a wireless usb stick

      im hoping this will work, im fed up with the other half having an ethernet cable across the floor all day!

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      Re: Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!!

      I suggest you boot into ubuntu from a usb stick to check if your wireless adapter is working or not. It won't affect your existing windows installation.

      No setup required, It's literally just booting into the OS from a usb.

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      Re: Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!!

      Sometimes when booting ubuntu from a USB it doesn't notice the wireless drivers.
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      Re: Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!!

      Well, he's already got an ethernet cable hasn't he? He can always use it to update the OS drivers which I can assure you won't be required anyway.

      No offence but, I think it would be much better if you contribute creatively towards the topic rather then merely increasing your post count.

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      Re: Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!!

      Quote Originally Posted by Exdee View Post
      I suggest you boot into ubuntu from a usb stick to check if your wireless adapter is working or not. It won't affect your existing windows installation.

      No setup required, It's literally just booting into the OS from a usb.
      i forgot to mention, i am the same as the OP the machine works wirelessly on other peoples routers.
      just wontr work with the sagemcom 2304n sky router.

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      Re: Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!!

      Did you try changing the encryption to WEP?
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      Re: Acer Wireless issue - local access only - please help - losing the will to live!!

      thats one thing i forgot todo, although the OP tried that with no luck?
      do you think its still worth a try?

     

     
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