What settings for my Broadcom wireless card

By ronaldarjune
Sep 15, 2008
  1. I have a new Acer laptop with a Broadcom network adapter and can connect to a 802.11b wireless router but I couldn't connect to the router at the village library which I think has 802.11g. How do I know for sure how to set my Broadcom network adapter so it can connect to an 802.11g signal. What settings should I look for. I checked my computer's device manager but couldn't get a model number for the Broadcom adapter. I have windows vista home premium 32bit on my Acer Extensa 5420-5038.
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Getting the right and exact model number for the Broadcom is really key.

    Try Everest Home Edition to get the specs.
    Download from here and run it
    - Click Reports->Report Wizard
    - Get a Summary report in plain text
    - You can attach the report or just copy / paste the info on your network adapter right into your post as that alone won't be alot of text

    btw... most adapters are set for b&g (tho of course won't know for sure till the model number) tho have you check with the library if there are any other connection criteria?
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