I knew that the computer would be sluggish running Vista, so I offered to install XP onto his computer for him, and set up a router for his network.
For the network, I had no issues setting up a D-Link and enabling wireless WPA and everything else that was necessary. His "main" computer had wired internet that worked fine.
I was going to format the drive on the notebook and install XP. I had asked him to make a backup of the system32\drivers for me before I came over (I think you can see where this is going)...
When I arrived at his place I found that he had already started formating the drive via the XP installation and was nearly complete. I asked him if he made a backup of the drivers folder, and he told me that he had forgotten.
So, armed with all the information I could obtain from the Acer website and device manager (the latter being practically useless), I was able to find the cards information...
Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g
It looks like the software for wireless by Acer is SignalUp... I was able to find a site with it, but with nothing of any use on the page... To be honest, I have never previously used wireless and I am not familiar with it (familiar with passkeys and encryption, just not practical use
Windows is unable to detect the network card and unable to therefore create a new LAN\WAN connection. If it was anything else, this would not be much of an issue due to having the internet on the computer to find the drivers, but in this case I am having immense problems.
I am quite good at software, and I cannot believe I didn't make the backup more stressed to my friend...
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, as I will be coming to my friends house and trying to fix the computer tomorrow.
Edited by wm_hunter, 15 August 2007 - 09:55 PM.