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Old 05-05-2011, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, well, I offered to fix my girlfriend's sister's computer, because many things were wrong with it. First, I basically installed Vista over Vista with something I bought a long time ago, it was Vista Business 32 bit that came with my laptop, and it said meant only for new HP and Compaq computers but I installed it over the old vista she had, then formatted the computer so it was back to her Vista Home Premium 64 bit. And everything's working fine, except...her Wireless Network controller isn't working right. I can get online by plugging an ethernet cord in, but there's no point in having a laptop (Besides obvious mobility) if it can't use wireless.

So I'd like some help, can someone point me the exact Network Controller Driver for a Acer Aspire 5810t-8929? I've looked all over even the manufacturing site and none of the site has it. Her computer runs Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

I'd really like this to be solved as quick as possible. Thanks
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There are SEVERAL wireless cards for use in that laptop, your gonna have you look in device manager and see if it says what it is. If not listed, flip the laptop over and pop the bottom small panels off and look at the card. It will be one of the following.

Don't just download and install them all, as it can cause conflicts, you need to seriously look at the card and download the proper package, everything is listed below about the cards that originally came with that laptop.

Wireless LAN Atheros Wireless LAN Driver For HB93 and HB95
Wireless LAN Atheros Wireless LAN Driver Atheros for AR5B91
Wireless LAN Atheros Wireless LAN Driver 7.7.0.268
Wireless LAN Intel Wireless LAN Driver For 112BN 12.5.0.57
Wireless LAN Intel Wireless LAN Driver For 512AN_HMW & 512AN_MMW
Wireless LAN Intel Wireless LAN Driver For 112BNHMW 12.5.0.57
Wireless LAN QMI Wireless LAN Driver

http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=Acer&SC=PA_6
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=Acer&SC=PA_6
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=Acer&SC=PA_6
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=Acer&SC=PA_6
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=Acer&SC=PA_6
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=Acer&SC=PA_6
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=Acer&SC=PA_6
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I tried popping off the back, and nothing, looks like there's two 2 gb ram cards. something next to them, and something large under that the only thing it says engraved on the metal is m3lf. I'm at a loss I don't know what to do.

But on the front of the laptop, it shows WLAN: Acer Nplify 802.1.1b/g/draft-N is that anything important?
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I got it with a bit of guess work, thanks for the help though.
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Well, for reference, the WLAN card, usually has 2 wires, sometimes 3 (only if it's wireless-N) coming off of it that go up into the LCD screen.
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