Aspire One – Wireless Problems with fix..
Earlier, my internet stopped working completely on my newly acquired aspire one, I was so angry, it even disappeared from my device manager, even after a reboot, it wouldn’t come back.
I guess I was so angry/frantic that I didn’t think of searching for a fix on my desktop haha..
What seemed to work for me was downloading the newest wireless drivers for it and chucking them on a flash drive and installing.
But I also flashed the newest bios update onto it, so I’m not sure if it was the Wireless drivers or the Bios flash, but I’d suggest doing both to anyone having this problem.
I’ve posted a how to on flashing the Aspire One’s bios easily here, it can be done by anyone.
It was a really fast and painless operation.. Once I’d read a blog about how to do it, Acer doesn’t include any help to flash it, they just tell you to boot off of a usb stick, which is really hard to set up if you don’t know what you’re doing.. They should include some better documentation, as this was a big update which was CRITICAL to the running of the netbook.. Eh, I can dream..
The bios flash also fixed an issue I had with the screen flickering when on low brightness settings, hopefully I’ll notice a bit of a difference in battery life with it aswell =].
Thanks for reading.