Problem with aspire wifi

netty5 Posts 25 Registration date Saturday July 12, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen September 2, 2021 - Jul 21, 2008 at 03:43 AM
 Manny - Sep 19, 2014 at 07:27 PM
HI Folks

i am worried I just formatted my laptop aspire 3680 with and made the installation of windows Xp Sp3 on it.

The installation has been correctly done and most or my drivers installed on the pc.

But seems that my wifi driver has not been installed

I have been going on acer support official website to be able to retrieve the driver and downloaded a zip file

after installation of driver installed my computer still not recognize my driver

plz help me

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Jan 26, 2014 at 03:27 PM

The Wi-Fi connection on your wireless device may have problems for many reasons and in many cases not work, mostly these problems are the same user errors, verify that the problem is due to then know what the solution of it, read this post where you can see most of the reasons why the Wi-Fi might not work and how to solve each problem:

I hope this information is helpful.
heikki81 Posts 4 Registration date Saturday May 3, 2008 Status Member Last seen May 17, 2009
Jul 21, 2008 at 07:42 AM
I got the same problem

You must search for wifi atheros broadcom driver

Download it from another site or search for a compatible driver
heiki.. I do have the same problem with my aspire 4520

can u help me with the type of the driver please..

i have installed Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

the problem is my wireless cannot detect any wireless source.. so I can't use my wireless

what can I do? please help. coz i'm not IT guy.

thanks a lot.
anyone > gedex
Dec 4, 2008 at 01:20 PM
Install broadcom wireless for aspire 4520, not atheros wireless.
problem wifi acer 3680
WLAN not working for xp installer ... why ? what I have to do ? I see in control panel installer not have a problem, but still dosn't work ... the driver is atheros ar5005g.
I had the same problem with my 3680. Vista was so slow I had to go back to XP. The 3680 handbook says that the wlan chip is Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG. I tried all the Intel 3945ABG drivers from Acer but no go. I did a hardware listing under Fedora(/sbin/lspci) and it said my chipset was Atheros AR242x. I got the 'Wireless Lan Driver Atheros 802abg Atheros ver.' from the Atheros website and the wifi now works. When I tried to load Acer Empowering Technology which was there with Vista it said this programme only works with Intel chips?? Am I misunderstanding something here? To offer Vista on low power laptops is ridiculous. Next time I will request XP as the operating system.
Start the system and enter setup then restore to default settings and go to main, then navigate sata mode and set it to IDE mode instead of AHCI mode

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Hey. I just used the instructions on the intel website to find out what mine was (I also have an Acer Aspire 3680). It's neither an Intel nor a..whatever that other one was. It says that it's a Yukon. A Marvell Yukon 88E8038. Unless I'm completely wrong about that.
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Feb 1, 2014 at 05:48 PM
Solved the problem?
hiii guys.. if anyone need xp drivers for acer 4520 go to acer's website.. they still got all the xp drivers

then select your notebook and select your os....
same like my problem with my 4520 acer aspire x.x
all the drivers are in the driver autorun pack it on torrent.thanks 4 me
sijumon Posts 3 Registration date Wednesday February 12, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 13, 2014
Feb 12, 2014 at 11:11 AM