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amf501

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Hi,

I digitally downloaded Windows 8, and the setup worked fine. However, when I could finally access Windows 8, I could no longer access the internet via wifi. The internet does connect via an ethernet cable, but there is no recognition at all of wifi.

I have the following computer:

Acer Aspire 3-571G
Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz
8GB DDR3 Memory
500 GB HDD
nVidia GEFORCE GT 630M 1GB

Any help would be gratefully received as I'm really not sure why I no longer have wifi access.

Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Intel Core i5-3210M
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V3-571G
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia geforce gt 630m 1gb

amf501

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Thanks very much for the quick replies. Here is what I have done so far (unfortunately to no avail...):

Downloaded the Intel Wireless LAN Driver (2nd one down in the "Wireless LAN" section from the links you've given me).

Installed and run this programme, and then restarted.

Unfortunately no wireless connection is still being recognised. I also don't appear to have the "device manager" as per post 2 above installed on my computer.

I will try and download the "Broadcom" wireless driver now, but I'm not even sure if this is the right thing to do!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Intel Core i5-3210M
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V3-571G
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia geforce gt 630m 1gb

AC

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Yes, go ahead and try to install the Broadcom driver. It varies which model WiFi card you might have. If one didn't work, the other is almost guaranteed to work. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W7

theog

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Check with the Hardware Vender app

Acer.PNG
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

amf501

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Just checked and it says that I should download the Broadcom driver. Done that now, installed it without a problem, and restarted my computer. However, still no wireless settings detected on Windows 8? I'm going to install the Bluetooth driver as well, and see if this helps.

Otherwise any other suggestions? I appreciate all the help you've given me so far.

Any chance of reverting back to Windows 7? Or would my drivers not be automatically reinstalled anyway?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Intel Core i5-3210M
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V3-571G
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia geforce gt 630m 1gb

amf501

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Just seen on the Device Manager (I found it...), it says that the Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter cannot start.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Intel Core i5-3210M
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V3-571G
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia geforce gt 630m 1gb

AC

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We'll keep working for 8 before we think about going back to 7.
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Can you go to device manager and post a screenshot with Network Adapters expanded?
 

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  • OS
    W7

amf501

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networkadapters.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Intel Core i5-3210M
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V3-571G
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia geforce gt 630m 1gb

theog

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What is in Other Devices?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

amf501

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The "Drivers Download" link currently isn't working for me, but I'll try again with it later. Thanks for letting me know about it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Intel Core i5-3210M
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V3-571G
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia geforce gt 630m 1gb

amf501

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In Other Devices is "Bluetooth Peripheral Device". The message states that the device is working properly (although when I tried to download the bluetooth driver update earlier, the installation didn't complete due to an error message).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Intel Core i5-3210M
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V3-571G
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia geforce gt 630m 1gb

amf501

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qualcomm1.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Intel Core i5-3210M
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V3-571G
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia geforce gt 630m 1gb

amf501

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Sorry, I don't think the quality is good enough for you to see there. I'll try again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Intel Core i5-3210M
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V3-571G
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia geforce gt 630m 1gb

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Attachment added for screenshot
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Intel Core i5-3210M
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire V3-571G
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia geforce gt 630m 1gb

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