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- Wireless on an Acer
- John Doue
December 12, 2007, 7:50 am
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Atheros 5006x but which bears the mention Atheros ARXB63 on the chip.
This wireless card worked perfectly with the original setup but I ended
up reinstalling my own XP on the machine before I had a chance to save
the recovery partition (actually, I thought I had saved it, but somehow,
it was not there when I needed it...). I found the required drivers on
Acer's site and on the Internet, but the only driver I found (on the
Internet, none being available for the wireless card on Acer's) for my
wireless card, suppoosedly for a 5006x card does not install properly
and the card does not start.
Of course, Acer told me to get the recovery dvd from them. No big deal,
except that the recovery process does not give me a choice to install
with Fat32 instead of NTFS which I do not want. So, extracting the
required driver would be a monumental pain in the ...
Can anyone suggest a solution?
Re: Wireless on an Acer
I was sure someone would respond this way instead of addressing my
issue. I have over 20 years experience with PC Computing and have first
hand experience with both file systems.
My experience is, NTFS make my life much more complicated given the way
I use my machine. Just try shrinking the NTFS partition that Recovery
partitions create on a machine and you have a foretaste of what I mean.
Fat32 has never created problems for me that I could not recover from in
a few minutes as opposed to NTFS. NTFS is admittedly theoretically more
stable, but in MY real life, it slows my machine performance, is way
less flexible for me, requires much more advanced technical knowledge
when it crashes to recover, and does not bring ME any advantage.
It might for you but please use different threads to promote YOUR
preferences, which I respect.
I wish you had a useful answer to my request. Bill suggested something I
had not thought of, and I will try that. Thanks Bill.