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Downloading a Wi-Fi driver for Acer Aspire

Discussion in 'Networking and Wireless' started by Head Scratcher, May 31, 2012.

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    Hi, I bought an Acer Aspire a couple of months ago, as I live in Spain it was in Spanish, my friend "Cracked" it and it is now all in English, my problem is he had to wipe everything off and now I have to use a white Wi-Fi "Ariel" plugged into one of my USB ports. Is it possible for me to download a Wi-Fi driver back onto my laptop so I dont need to use this ugly "Ariel", thanks.
     
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    You'll have to download Launch Manager and a Wi-Fi driver for your particular model from Acer support website.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, when I go onto the Acer site there are 4 different LAN wireless driver's, how do I know which one to download? Also what is "Launch Manager" thanks for your help so far.
     
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    Launch Manager is Acer's software that controls those extra buttons and combos on your notebook- that includes Wi-Fi on/off switch so you need to have it installed for Wi-Fi to start.
    Use this Acer app that recognizes your hardware to check which Wi-Fi driver do you need.
     
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    Hi, I have downloaded Launch Manager and the Intel wifi driver off the Acer support site as you said, sorry to be a pain but what do I do now? how do I get the new driver to work? any chance you could walk me through it?
     
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    Does the Wi-Fi device show in Device Manager (under networking devices)?
    If your notebook has a Wi-Fi on/off switch use it- otherwise see if Fn+F2 or Fn+F3 enables Wi-Fi.

    What Acer notebook is it exactly?
     
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    Its an Aspire 5749

    In my device manager I have Network adapters or other devices, it dose'nt show in either!!
     
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    Any unknown devices showing?
    Something with a yellow triangle?
     
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    It dose'nt seem to appear anywhere!! what have I done wrong? is it possible to not download it probaly??

    When I press F3 I can find it in an compressed zipped folder?
     
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    Wait- so you didn't install those?
    Unpack the drivers and run setup.exe (the same for Launch Manager)
     
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