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14-Aug-2010, 11:50 AM #1
Ethernet Controller on Acer Laptop
Hi,
I have a Acer Travelmate 4202WLMi that I just recently reformatted with windows xp professional.
I am unable to get the ethernet controller working no matter what I do. I have tried to use the hardware wizard a dozen times to find the drivers with no success. I know I have the right drivers it just isn't working.
I also installed the chipset drivers before anything else, just to clear that out of the way.
I don't know what to do at this point. I have tried multiple installs of windows xp.
Thanks for the help.
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14-Aug-2010, 01:53 PM #2
http://www.acer.co.uk/acer/service.d...CRC=2980211862

search hard drive to see if drivers have filed, if so and or unpack the installer to a directory you choose then update driver manually go to device manager then double click ethernet which should have a red X by it search drivers choose the location yourself

is it enabled in the bios????
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14-Aug-2010, 03:47 PM #3
Okay,
Well it is a part of the Acer Travelmate 4200 series.
When I go to device manager, all it shows is yellow for no driver for the ethernet controller. I have tried a dozen different drivers and none of them will install with this ethernet controller.
Upon further inspection using some other tools, all it says is that it is a Broadcom ethernet controller, with no other information.

I I already went to Broadcom's website and have tried to load drivers with no success.

I work with computers as a job, but this one seems to stump me. Yes I have checked the bios for controlling the NIC's as well. I see no option for enabling or disabling ethernet.
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14-Aug-2010, 04:08 PM #4
You get the driver for the ethernet controller from Acer's web site.
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14-Aug-2010, 04:24 PM #5
there is no driver for an ethernet controller on acer's website...
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14-Aug-2010, 04:31 PM #6
It's labeled "Lan" after you travel the PC/OS path beginning at the link daz1 gave.

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14-Aug-2010, 05:07 PM #7
I already tried that driver as well as different versions off of the Broadcom website.
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14-Aug-2010, 05:28 PM #8
hiya have you tried getting the drivers by obtaining the VEN_ & DEV_ Nos, is your ethernet controller listed in Add/Remove
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14-Aug-2010, 07:11 PM #9
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I already tried that driver ...
There's a high probability that the NIC, or the part of the motherboard to which it connects, is defective.
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