Broadcom Wireless Network Card Driver - Windows XP

Hello Experts,

I've been trying to find a wireless driver for my Acer Aspire 5532 for Windows XP 32-bit. The Acer site does not have any supported drivers for Windows XP so I am trying to find one somewhere else, but so far without any luck.

All I can tell you is that it is a Broadcom wireless network adapter (I believe it is N). Here is the product code:

%BCM430N_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XNG_NT60, PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4357

Hope someone has the same issue and has found a solution.

Thanks!
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katredrumAuthor Commented:
This last one doesn't work. I am still downloading the first one.
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Vito_CorleoneCommented:
The link doesn't work or the driver didn't work?
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katredrumAuthor Commented:
both drivers downloaded okay but when I try to install the driver it says no hardware found. I also tried the setup.exe and was able to successfully install the software but wireless driver not installed.

Broadcom-Software.jpg
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katredrumAuthor Commented:
Here is the Device Instance ID. I added two screenshots because the ID was longer than one screen would fit.

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Vito_CorleoneCommented:
Does this look similar:

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support/WMP300N/download

?

It's supposed to be the same chipset, so you could try it.
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katredrumAuthor Commented:
I actually have an internal one but I will try.
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Vito_CorleoneCommented:
That is an internal PCI card. It's supposed to be the same chipset, so hopefully it will work.
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katredrumAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, the driver did not work.
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katredrumAuthor Commented:
Acer's Website states that the WLAN is Foxconn.

Acer-Drivers.jpg
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Vito_CorleoneCommented:
Man. I don't think that chipset is right. Have you tried this:

Wireless LAN        Foxconn        Wireless LAN Driver        7.7.0.343        5.2 MB        2009/09/08

It's from the Acer site under the Aspire 5532. It's for Vista so there's a good chance it won't work, but it's worth a shot.
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Vito_CorleoneCommented:
From Googling it looks like you could have any one of these:

Acer Aspire 5532 Wireless LAN WLAN Wifi Driver (Atheros)
Atheros Wireless LAN Driver (XB63 XB91 HB93) 8.0.0.238

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver 5.60.18.8 for Acer Aspire 5532

Foxconn Wireless LAN Driver 5.30.21.0 for Acer Aspire 5532

Acer only shows the Foxconn though.

"%BCM430N_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XNG"

That is a Broadcom chipset, but you've tried all those drivers. So I would go for the Foxconn next since that's all Acer is listing.
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katredrumAuthor Commented:
I would think the Vista 32-bit drivers would work but this is the error message I receive when I try to install the driver.

FoxConn-Drivers.jpg
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Vito_CorleoneCommented:
I don't know what else to try here. :(
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katredrumAuthor Commented:
This is the furthest I got. The driver actually recognized the hardware but still cannot install the driver.

broadcom_bcm43xx_5.30.21_0-winxp-vista-7(www.station-drivers.com)

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Vito_CorleoneCommented:
You could try installing the driver manually through the device manager.
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Vito_CorleoneCommented:
This tells you how to do it with an INF:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000834.htm
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