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#1 driss

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:11 PM

Hi everybody. I am new to this forum (site) .

A very young relative of mine has acquired an old Acer TravelMate 244LC. The laptop´s system information says Acer 240.

It came without wireless adapter (optional when purchased by first owner). Found the slot on motherboard and installed

a Broadcom adapter BCM94318MPG. After installing and uninstalling a dozen drivers, I finally found the right one. All OK

in device manager, and "device works fine" status. So far so good. Installed after that WIFI names and passwords....

I get nothing, no connection, no other wifis in the building... Says "unavailable", not enabled. Laptop has launch buttons,

all work fine except bluetooth and wioreless (shaded gray). My thought is since those 2 are optional, maybe I must find some

driver to enable them in launch manager... 4 days searching and nothing so far.

Gratitude in advance for any good lead or tips. Acer does not bother, the model being so old.

Regards

DH



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:37 PM

I did some searching and found this. For the trouble you would go through, I thing you would be better off getting rid of the card and using a USB adapter like this if you don't plan on moving the computer. If you plan on moving the computer and are close to the wireless point then these should work okay.

 

http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=tl-wn722n

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315091






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