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Acer Aspire 5251 WLAN Problem

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July 12, 2010 5:51:39 PM

I have just bought an Acer Aspire 5251 laptop. I re-configured the partitions according to me needs and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 (64-bit). All the drivers for this model are available on Acer website. All drivers were successfully installed except that of the wireless netwrok card.

The driver is from a company named Atheros but on the front of the laptop, the company of the wireless card is mentioned as "Acer Nplify"? Is there a conflict in the driver providers?

I cannot access my wireless internet and therefore am pretty much in pain. Kindly suggest any possible solutions to this problem.

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July 12, 2010 6:52:17 PM

The Acer branding of the wireless adapter is typical marketing nonsense. If you've established that it's an Atheros chipset you now need to know which model -- it may be mentioned in Device Manager or on the Acer site or in the manual.

Look for a generic driver for that chipset model, perhaps via the Atheros home site.
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