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Ethernet Driver Non Existant?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Havoc, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Havoc New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm doing a re-install of a friends laptop after it came down with some nasty viruses. The only thing that I am having issues with is the ethernet driver. The wireless has installed and is an intel unit. But the LAN driver is Broadcom, and the Acer website & Broadcom Website list a download that contains 3 files:

    They are all called b57win32, but they are all different filetypes, one is a system file, the other a 'security catalogue' and the other a setup information file. There's no EXE of any kinda [this is what I want - I have no idea otherwise on how to instal the files?'

    I've also tried is using the add new hardware wizard - this has resulted in failure as there is nothing on windows update if I turn the wireless on, and for some reason it doesn't like the driver that I have downloaded. Finally, I've tried right clicking on the Setup Information File and clicking install, and I've had no Joy with that either. I've got to be doing something wrong - Most confused!

    Can anyone sort me out with a step-by-step guide of what to do, I feel a bit silly asking - But I haven't used a Windows PC in about 3 years. :(

    The machine is an Acer Aspire 5633WLMi Laptop with the 1.6 T5500 C2D, and I'm running Windows XP.

    Thanks

    Edd
     
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    Try here:

    http://www.acer.co.uk/acer/service.do?LanguageISOCtxParam=en&miu10einu24.current.attN2B2F2EEF=3734&sp=page15e&ctx2.c2att1=17&miu10ekcond13.attN2B2F2EEF=3734&CountryISOCtxParam=UK&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=3713735360

    Select Notebook > Apsire > 5630

    A list of files will be displayed. Above these files, change the filter options to:

    Operating system: XP - whatever version you have
    After the language box change LATEST to ALL

    This will list a number of drivers for the LAN and Wireless.

    From there I would download all and try each until one installs correctly.
    Extract each zip file into its own directory.
    In each zip file there will be a *.inf file.
    Go to device manager and look for the yellow ? sysmbol that shows a device with no driver or incorrect driver - this will be your LAN and or Wireless.

    Right click on ? > install/update driver > select option to browse to driver > select inf file > ok.

    If the 1st fails, try the 2nd and so on.

    Sorry if this is not 100% accurate, but its all from memory :slap:
     
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  3. Havoc New Member

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    Oh thanks dude, I needed to set the 'Latest' to 'All' and it was there!

    Many thanks for your help

    :)
     
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