Wifi Disabled

Acer / 5050-3371
January 2, 2009 at 13:45:25
Specs: Windows XP Pro, Turion x64, 2GB GSkill
Hello-

I have had a problem with my Acer 5050 Wifi's connection. After a clean install of XP, the Wifi indicator on the front of the unit was on. After I installed the driver for it, XP recognized the device, but then the Wifi light turned off, and I couldn't find any networks!

I uninstalled the driver and restarted, the light came back on, and after Windows booted and re-installed the driver, the Wifi light turned back off!

I'm thinking there is some sort of software that needs to be enabled for the Wifi to work?

There is no FN+ 'some key' to enable hardware Wifi, and the Wifi button is "On"

Wlan: Atheros ar5005g

Thanks for any help!!!

AMD Phenom X4 9850BE
Asus M3A78-T 790GX
4GB Corsair XMS DDR2 @ 1066
Diamond ATI Radeon 4870 1GB
Barracuda 7200.11 500GB
NZXT Tempest


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#1
January 2, 2009 at 14:08:53
When using a driver from the manufacturer, you might have to disable the "Wireless Zero Configuration" in the windows services.

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#2
January 2, 2009 at 14:19:32
I have tried that, using the Service Mgmt Panel through Windows. I downloaded the generic driver from a Driver website, not Acer.

I do remember when Vista Home Basic was on there, I needed Acer's software for the Wifi to be enabled but I can't seem to remember what it was called or where to find it again.

AMD Phenom X4 9850BE
Asus M3A78-T 790GX
4GB Corsair XMS DDR2 @ 1066
Diamond ATI Radeon 4870 1GB
Barracuda 7200.11 500GB
NZXT Tempest


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