Can't connect to the internet

By korethis ยท 5 replies
May 28, 2008
  1. My friend gave me his laptop to work on. it is an Acer Aspire 5610Z containing an Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter. He did something so that now, he can connect to a network, however it will not connect to the internet. I checked that he's not trying to connect to a proxy. if anyone could help me troubleshoot this, i would appreciate it.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What operating system is on the laptop? Is it fully updated using the Windows Update website?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

  4. korethis

    korethis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is running Vista Home Premium, and yes, it is fully updated. I'm thinking the driver could just need updated/reinstalled
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Yes try that first, as most techs would do that first...
  6. korethis

    korethis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok i reinstalled the wireless drivers and it's working fine. i was WAY overthinking it
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