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Cannot find wifi card drivers anywhere....help


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#1 Alston518

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 08:22 PM

I need VISTA drivers for an Atheros AR5BXB63. Looked all over google but cannot find them anywhere. Also looked on the Atheros website. Still no luck. Can anyone find them and let me have the link of where you found them? Thank you



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 08:26 PM

Hi Alston518 :)

I can get you these drivers, I just need you to follow the instructions below please.

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 08:41 PM

Hi Alston518 :)

I can get you these drivers, I just need you to follow the instructions below please.

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  • Download MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;
  • Execute MiniToolBox and check the following options:
    • List Devices - Only Problems;
  • Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;
  • Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

 

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 11-05-2015 01
Ran by TLC (administrator) on 03-06-2015 at 21:39:35
Running from "C:\Users\TLC\Desktop"
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic  Service Pack 2 (X86)
Model: TravelMate 2480 Manufacturer: Acer, inc.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************

========================= Devices: ================================

Name:
Description:
Class Guid:
Manufacturer:
Service:
Device ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_11C1&DEV_1040&SUBSYS_10250110&REV_1002\4&2E1E5D8&0&0101
Problem: : The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
Resolution: To install the drivers for this device, click "Update Driver", which starts the Hardware Update wizard.

Name: Mass Storage Controller
Description: Mass Storage Controller
Class Guid:
Manufacturer:
Service:
Device ID: PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803B&SUBSYS_01101025&REV_00\4&1432DC13&0&4AF0
Problem: : The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
Resolution: To install the drivers for this device, click "Update Driver", which starts the Hardware Update wizard.


**** End of log ****
 



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 08:43 PM

These are your sound drivers (that you are missing): http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/Audio/Audio_Realtek_6.0.1.5413_VistaX86.zip?acerid=633638854618740888&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=TRAVELMATE&Step3=TRAVELMATE%202480&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=PA_6

And these are your Mass Storage Controller drivers (that you are missing as well): http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/CardReader/CardReader_TI_2.0.0.6_VistaX86.zip?acerid=633638854806863622&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=TRAVELMATE&Step3=TRAVELMATE%202480&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=PA_6

Now, there's 4 WiFi drivers for your laptop model, I need to know what is your Network Controller brand. If you go in the Device Manager, under Network Adapters, what is the name of your Network Controller (WiFi)?

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 08:47 PM

These are your sound drivers (that you are missing): http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/Audio/Audio_Realtek_6.0.1.5413_VistaX86.zip?acerid=633638854618740888&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=TRAVELMATE&Step3=TRAVELMATE%202480&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=PA_6

And these are your Mass Storage Controller drivers (that you are missing as well): http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/CardReader/CardReader_TI_2.0.0.6_VistaX86.zip?acerid=633638854806863622&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=TRAVELMATE&Step3=TRAVELMATE%202480&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=PA_6

Now, there's 4 WiFi drivers for your laptop model, I need to know what is your Network Controller brand. If you go in the Device Manager, under Network Adapters, what is the name of your Network Controller (WiFi)?

Under device manager it says Atheros AR5007EG and also Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast ethernet controller. The actual wifi card has a sticker on it that says Atheros AR5BXB63. The sticker on the bottom of the laptop also says AR5BxB63.



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 08:51 PM

Alright then these are the drivers for it:

http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless%20LAN_Atheros_7.1.0.90_VistaX86.zip?acerid=633638854881114386&Step1=NOTEBOOK&Step2=TRAVELMATE&Step3=TRAVELMATE%202480&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=PA_6

Download, install and restart your computer.

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 09:11 PM

I did this and it says the drivers are up to date but there are no networks in range, which isnt true. Under network connections it is still saying atheros ar5007eg. But my wifi card has a sticker on it that says atheros ar5bxb63. Do i have the wrong software installed for it? I tried to disable the card and then scan for new hardware, but when i click disable, i get a blue screen and then an automatic restart.



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 09:14 PM

You have the right drivers for it. It comes directly from Acer's website for your specific laptop model. Did you try uninstalling the old drivers first, before installing the new ones?

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:16 AM

You have the right drivers for it. It comes directly from Acer's website for your specific laptop model. Did you try uninstalling the old drivers first, before installing the new ones?

No i didnt i will give it a try. How exactly do I uninstall the old drivers?



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:20 AM

Find your device in the Device Manager, right-click on it and select Uninstall. From there, check the box to delete the drivers if there's one, then restart your computer.

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:16 AM

Any idea why I keep getting a blue screen and a restart whenever I try to uninstall?

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:20 AM

I can give it a look.

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:31 AM

I can give it a look.

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:32 AM

Copy the Minidumps folder on your Desktop, then try to archive it.

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 09:38 AM

Copy the Minidumps folder on your Desktop, then try to archive it.

 

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