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Acer Aspire 7741G; InviLink Nplify IEEE 802.11 b/g/n drivers needed


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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 07:29 PM

Acer Aspire 7741G-6426 Model MS2309/MS2310; InviLink Nplify IEEE 802.11 b/g/n drivers needed; Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS.

I can't tell from Acer support page for my laptop which modem/hard-wire/wireless thingies I have:

Atheros, Broadcom, or Intel

Does anyone know how I can determine exactly which modem/hard-wire/wireless thingies I have?

Windows will not tell; Acer support area will not tell me.

Can I remove the back of the laptop and see something? If so, what do I look for, where do I look for it on the mobo?

I spent two days shofar, and I get kicked off of wireless constantly, and there no hard-wire period.


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 07:41 PM

Right click the device in Device Manager and select Properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and post the first line.



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Posted 14 June 2015 - 07:54 PM

Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter -- is that what you're asking for?   :)

Addendum:  HDW ID# PCI/VEN_168C&DEV_002E&SUPSYS_E034105B&REV_01


Edited by RolandJS, 14 June 2015 - 08:08 PM.

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 07:56 PM

Yes, so I would say the driver you are looking for on the Acer support page of your computer should be the Atheros one.



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Posted 14 June 2015 - 09:18 PM

Thanks JohnC, I'll post later how it all worked out.  :)


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 07:45 PM

All is good!  While never really working out the problem of being dropped constantly by xya modem/router's wireless, I did get hard-wire working by replacing my shorted-out onboard ethernet thingie by a usb-connection external ethernet [blue cable plugs into other end].  Now, onward to configuration and setup of wifey's favorite games and FF's tabs.


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 07:57 PM

So you are using Ethernet now instead of wireless? Thanks for the update. We can try another Atheros driver if you like.



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 01:19 AM

Both desktop and laptop use a combination of hard-wire and wireless.  Earlier some time ago, a source indicated that the great mobo and Windows combine uses whichever is quicker and/or better, switching back and for.th   :)


Edited by RolandJS, 16 June 2015 - 01:21 AM.

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