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 Post subject: Aspire One with WiFi adapter problems
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:33 am 
Little Foot
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OK so I have an Acer Aspire One net book that I have had for a few years.

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Intel Atom CPU M550 @ 1.50GHz 2.0GB RAM
Intel Graphics media accelerator 3150

So thats the basics of the netbook. The internet connection stopped working, WiFi is not my thing so I ran the trouble shooter and it comes back saying there is problems with the Network Adapter.
I looked in Device Manager, under Network adapters it lists:
Atheros AR8152 PCI-E Ethernet controller, for the plug in.
Broadcom 802.11n Network adapter,
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
AND
avast firewall NDIS Filter Miniport ~ this one has the yellow triangle on it.

What have I tried?
I have tried plugging the Ethernet cable into the computer - no change, still get the adapter message
I tried plugging in a N900 Wireless Duel Band USB adapter - no change
I have disabled the avast - no change.

Like I said WiFi is not my thing so I really need some help of how to fix it.

Please
Suzie


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 Post subject: Re: Aspire One with WiFi adapter problems
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:26 am 
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Try reinstalling the Ethernet adapter driver and see if that works.

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 Post subject: Re: Aspire One with WiFi adapter problems
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:59 pm 
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cola wrote:
.... The internet connection stopped working, WiFi is not my thing so I ran the trouble shooter and it comes back saying there is problems with the Network Adapter.
....
Broadcom 802.11n Network adapter....
AND
avast firewall NDIS Filter Miniport ~ this one has the yellow triangle on it.
....
I tried plugging in a N900 Wireless Duel Band USB adapter - no change....

I trust the wifi is not switched off either physically or via a key-combination?

1. The Ethernet connection and driver has nothing to do with wifi.

2. The Broadcom driver is the wifi driver. But since it is not red or yellow flagged it is likely fine. I find it interesting that the troubleshooter points at it however yet there is no flag on it.

3. The Avast firewall NDIS Filter Miniport that is yellow flagged may have something to do with blocking your connection. Or it may just be another problem you were unaware of which strikes me as more likely. Or it may have been damaged when you tried to install the N900.

4. The fact you tried a N900 Wireless Duel Band USB adapter unsuccessfully would say that the wifi router is at fault (Have you tried connecting with more than one source?). But I somewhat suspect instead it may be your unfamiliarity with setting up a new wifi connection with the new adapter based upon what you have said. It could very well be the Avast app.
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/24941

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13205

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1110

http://downloadcenter.netgear.com/en/Di ... on?product[sku]=wnda4100&download_url=http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/WNDA4100/wnda4100-software-version-1.2.0.13.zip


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 Post subject: Re: Aspire One with WiFi adapter problems
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:45 am 
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Yes I have tried re installing each adapter after properly removing them, no change. I uninstalled the Avast since that was flagged, no change. Yes I tried several connection sources that are currently working for other computers, no change.

This is one of those little net books that as far as I know does not have a wireless signal switch, unaware of any key combo's. But then why does it not even see a connection when I hardwired the computer to the router?

I have set up a wireless network before but I will agree with you that WiFi is my weak point.

I had done some reading on the ACER site that some people were having luck with installing a different version of the software that came with the Aspire. I did not have any luck with this because all the other versions were for 32 bit systems. Some have also said this all started after a windows 7 update. I have tried restoring to prior to last update. No change


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