Please Help = No wired network capabilities since upgrade to XP from vista

By LeeAllure
Oct 19, 2007
  1. I have an Acer Aspire 3690 which came with vista. It had a problem with
    the print spooler never working, so I upgraded to XP. Most of the drivers
    I had were for Vista, and don't work for XP, so the backups I did were
    largely unusable. Everything is working fine now, including my wireless
    network, but I can't get any sort of connection at all, nor even a
    recognition that I have a network card in the machine now.

    Acer won't help me since it has a non-oem os, but they did send me this
    information about likely adapters in this machine - it's one of these 4:

    3Com Etherlink III 3C589D
    IBM EtherJet CardBus Adapter 10/100
    Intel Ether Express Pro/100 Mobile Adapter MBLA3200
    Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10/10 32 Bit CBE-10/100TX

    I've downloaded all the drivers for these - none seem to work.

    At the moment, I have Broadcom control suite which makes my wireless
    work, and shows up in certain places as the network controller, but I can't
    add a network connection as it won't show up there.

    What kind of information from which sources would be helpful so that I can
    resolve this?


  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    u could purchase a new net work card and the drivers would come with it on a disk, be sure to turn off the on board in the BIOS tho.
  3. LeeAllure

    LeeAllure TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I could buy a new laptop, too ;)

    I'm trying to find a software only solution.
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