Wireless adapder Driver for Acer Aspire 4520 XP compatible

Posted on 2009-02-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I downgraded an Acer Aspire 4520 from Vista to XP,

 Acer does not provide drivers that compatible with Windows XP so I searched around for drivers all over,

Now everything is working fine except for the Atheros wireless service it just dont accept the drivers I am giving him it keeps on saying no adapter found.
Question by:yankel1
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    I don't know what driver you're trying to use, but according to my search this is the one that you need:

    Try that and report back please.
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    Maybe we can walk through and find the drivers from the manufacturers...
    1. Right Click on My Computer, Left click on Manage.
    2.Click on Device Manager, you should notice on the right hand side iconswith a yellow symbol next to them, this shows the device is unknown, ordrivers are not installed.
    3. Right click a device you are looking for, left click on properties.
    4. Click on the Details tab on the top of the menu that popped up.
    5. You should see some code in the middle that looks similar to this:
           "PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_169C&SUB SYS_308&"
    The important peices are:
    VEN_14E4    is    Vendor 14E4
    DEV_169C    is    Device 169C    for     Vendor    14E4

    You can take this information to the website http://www.pcidatabase.comand find the specific device information for the drivers, then go tothe manufacturer website and see if they make drivers for your OS, somehardware is OS specific and the manufacturer's do not have driversupport for all OS's.

    *Once you are in the Vendor and are searching for the Device you can hold CTRL and press 'F'.
    -This is the Find feature, type in the Device ID and it will find it much quicker, since some pages are quite long.

    Hope this helps!
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