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Windows 7: Wireless Not Working - atheros ar5b97 code 52


15 Dec 2012   #1

 
 
Wireless Not Working - atheros ar5b97 code 52

Ok, guys I need some help. My laptop is an Acer Aspire 1830T the other day I installed some Windows 7 updates and when my computer restarted I didn't have Wifi, and an Ethernet connection was not even working. So I went through a bunch of things:

I started by uninstalling the Windows updates that installed, trying to re-install drivers. The Ethernet started working right away when I installed the corresponding driver, however I could never get the WiFi working after trying multiple drivers from the system disk which had Wifi in the title. I then went ahead an uninstalled everything installed that day to start fresh in case there were conflicts and had the computer search the disk for the driver. I now get the following error message and have no idea what do to from here. (Note the computer had me send some error message to MS which it said it doesn't have an answer for, but there might be one in the future.... and I went ahead and installed the latest updates, since it seems maybe that wasn't the problem afterall since uninstalling didn't fix the problem?) I considerate myself computer friendly but no expert, please advise. Thanks



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15 Dec 2012   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi mgftp, Please bear with me a moment I'm trying to get on the Acer website but it is experiencung problems
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15 Dec 2012   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

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15 Dec 2012   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Thanks for the reply, I went there and downloaded, got a zip folder with the following:



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It doesn't look like there is what is a clear installation or setup file in there so I am not sure what to do from here
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15 Dec 2012   #5

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi mgftp, in device manager right click on the device with the yellow triangle select update driver and point to where you extracted the files
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15 Dec 2012   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi mgftp, Finally got on the Acer website Download download from here the atheros wifi driver
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16 Dec 2012   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, in device manager right click on the device with the yellow triangle select update driver and point to where you extracted the files
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, Finally got on the Acer website Download download from here the atheros wifi driver
Thanks, when I try to do that though it's saying the driver is already up to date and the best driver is already installed.
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16 Dec 2012   #8

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, in device manager right click on the device with the yellow triangle select update driver and point to where you extracted the files
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, Finally got on the Acer website Download download from here the atheros wifi driver
Thanks, when I try to do that though it's saying the driver is already up to date and the best driver is already installed.
Which of the drivers is that mgftp? Did you download the one from the Acer site ?
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16 Dec 2012   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, in device manager right click on the device with the yellow triangle select update driver and point to where you extracted the files
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, Finally got on the Acer website Download download from here the atheros wifi driver
Thanks, when I try to do that though it's saying the driver is already up to date and the best driver is already installed.
Which of the drivers is that mgftp? Did you download the one from the Acer site ?
I downloaded both in my downloads folder, went to update driver and told it to look in that folder and I get that message, it looks like this:



http://i48.tinypic.com/et73h4.png
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16 Dec 2012   #10

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi mgftp, Run the .exe file from where you downloaded the file from the Acer website, see if you get the same result , Are you running the file as administrator ?
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