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#1 Lexxx

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:20 AM

Hello all..

I've recently installed windows xp pro SP3 on my Acer Aspire 5050 laptop, and for the life of me can't find the driver that handles the network controller. I've been to the Acer website and downloaded all the drivers i need from there, but there doesn't seem to be one for network controllers.

Is there anyone out there that can help me please?

Thanks,

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 05:47 AM

Hi -
What is the brand of the Network Controller - Is it a Realtek ??
Look in Control panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > Network Adapters - Is there a 'Sign' beside it -
Double click on the item 'Driver' click on update driver - It will automatically check for updates on the net -
Thanks - :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:29 AM

Aspire 5050 Laptop Drivers

The LAN driver is for wired network capability, while the WLAN drivers listed are for wireless capability.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:13 PM

Yes the network adapter is a Realtek RTL8139/810 Family Fast Ethernet NIC, sorry should have mentioned that!

I've downloaded both WLAN drivers (Broadcom and Atheros) and when i try to direct the network controller to any of these drivers, the driver will not update....

Help!!!

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:42 PM

WLAN is wireless, the Realtek RTL8139/810X NIC is not wireless.

Try this driver...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/generic...item=ob-38853-1

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:47 PM

WLAN is wireless, the Realtek RTL8139/810X NIC is not wireless.

Try this driver...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/generic...item=ob-38853-1



I know the difference between wireless and not..wireless!

So are you saying for me to update the Realtek adapter in order for me to update the network controller? I'm not really understanding what ur telling me to do with this driver!

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 03:03 PM

The link I provided above was the link to the Realtek driver you said you had. If you download and install this driver, then your problem should be resolved...
Theres not 2 different drivers for network controller and realtek, realtek is your network controller


someone correct me if im wrong here...

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 03:38 PM

Spot on.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 03:50 PM

You can also use these: RealTek Official Drivers probably more updated then what HP has.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:52 PM

Thicool and company...thank you for your help...i will give it a try and let u know how it goes!!!!

I appreciate all the help everyone....

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:09 PM

I have a question... Did you really blow away the existing install and install a generic or retail xp on the acer? There is all kinds of special drivers for the media stuff and the remote as well as a recovery disk maker that does an out of the box install with all drivers included.

Just curious.
http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/manuals/...050_Eng_OLM.pdf

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:54 AM

I have a question... Did you really blow away the existing install and install a generic or retail xp on the acer? There is all kinds of special drivers for the media stuff and the remote as well as a recovery disk maker that does an out of the box install with all drivers included.

Just curious.
http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/manuals/...050_Eng_OLM.pdf



The only reason i did a complete re-install with a retail copy of Win XP is because i was having some issues with the recovery disk that came with the Notebook. For some reason every time it got to a certain point in the installation, the program would freeze up, causing me to abort the install, and have to go thru a disk check every time.

So i figured if i went with another installation disc, i could just go back and install the drivers needed!!!!

Better said than done!!!!

Lexxx...

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:23 AM

your very welcome lexxx

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:01 PM

ok guys and gals...

your boy is having a real hard time with this...

I have installed the driver and then i tried to direct my pc to update said driver with no luck whatsoever....

Can someone please explain this to me (in a detailed, childlike manner please..lol) for I feel like a noob trying to get this done!!!!

Thank you,

Lexxx..

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:43 AM

Ok guys...

I've blown it all up again and tried to re-install windows XP from my recovery disk...and it worked!!!!

Thanks again...but there's nothing to see here now!!!!!

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