Wifi in this notebook?

Acer / TRAVELMATE 290ELC
December 26, 2008 at 08:28:47
Specs: windowsXP, .
Hi I downloaded the general user guide for this model of notebook but am not sure if it has wifi capabilities. I can see in the manual that it has a on/off feature for 'wireless devices' on the side of the unit but I can't see specifically if this model has it installed internally or not. The manual is for the 290 series and not specific to the 290ELC model. I installed XP on this machine for the friend that own's it and I got the wireless driver/application from here http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/fo... Well I had to type on the model. I got the 3 things that mention 'wireless' and match the TRavelmate name. I googled to find out if indeed this model has the wireless thing installed but nothing so far. Thanks!

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#1
December 26, 2008 at 09:47:25
does device manager list any network devices, that are not installed

larry


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#2
December 26, 2008 at 17:14:46
Oh haven't looked there. Do you mean that it would list a device with a yellow question mark? Will ring and ask my friend as the notebook is not with me.

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#3
January 2, 2009 at 17:59:56
OK didn't see anything in device manager but I am not sure what to look for. Definately no yellow question mark.
I ran a program called SIW but am not sure what to look for there either. I think there was a section that covered network devices and the Ethernet port is in there but didn't notice anything else.
There is an on/off switch on the side of the notebook for wifi and a led for it. I read about this also in the manual. It did say something about for selected models about wifi and bluetooth so I am really unclear as to wether wifi is part of this model. The drivers on the Acer website were a bit confusing. It looked like there were two different drivers for the same model/use so I installed both. Also the app/software that it said was for wifi seems to be more for an infrared device and not for wifi. Will try and see if there is an acer forum.

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#4
January 8, 2009 at 22:41:57
OK well there is a question mark for an unknown pci something and video controller. So maybe the unknow pci whatever is the wifi? Anyway the specific model specs are:
Travelmate 292ELC Intel 852GM chip 40g 256mb ram.
Been looking and looking on the net but still no luck.

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