Acer SignalUp on XP?

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  1. chuckwillis

    chuckwillis New Member

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    i recently got an acer ex4420 that came with vista home premium. it had signalup technology and i was able to see 3 networks in my area.

    i took off vista cus i didnt like it and put in xp pro sp3. everything works except i cant see the 3 networks in my area anymore. i have a feeling signalup is a vista exclusive, but im not an expert in this field.

    does signalup work for xp? if so, how do i get it to work?
     
  2. Vipernitrox

    Vipernitrox New Member

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    acer signalup is just a form of antenna use. Meaning they place the antenna in a particular place and form it in a specific way. It has nothing to with the operating system you're using.

    I'm guessing you just didn't install the driver or didn't do it correctly.
     
  3. chuckwillis

    chuckwillis New Member

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    i installed xp using the full set of driverpacks.net. everything is up and running except i cant see the 3 networks i saw on vista. if its any useful information, i have a dell/broadcom wlan device.

    i downloaded the broadcom wlan drivers from the acer website and installed it, but the wlan wouldnt start up. so i had to reinstall the driverpacks version.

    does signalup require some sort of software to work?
     
  4. Vipernitrox

    Vipernitrox New Member

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    signalup is completely hardware related. No software can alter anything to it.

    acer usually has several drivers per model per device so it could be you just picked the wrong one. What's your model number?
     
  5. chuckwillis

    chuckwillis New Member

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    i dont think this is a signalup issue anymore. now i cant detect ANY wireless network. i tried connecting from the school's network, but no go. everyone else was able to connect.

    my wireless card is
    Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
    Manufactured by Broadcom

    Driver Provider: Broadcom
    Driver Date: 9/20/2007
    Driver Version: 4.17.25.12


    i forgot to mention i installed an nlited version of xp. maybe some of the things removed messed up the wireless detection. keep in mind that i also integrated the full set of driverpacks to replace the microsoft drivers.

    edit: the whole thing wont fit on this post. i will post the components removed next.
     
  6. chuckwillis

    chuckwillis New Member

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    Components Removed:

    Accessibility Options
    Administrative Templates
    Albanian keyboard
    Alerter
    AOL ART Image Format Support
    Application Layer Gateway
    Arabic (101) keyboard
    Arabic (102) AZERTY keyboard
    Arabic (102) keyboard
    Armenian Eastern keyboard
    Armenian Western keyboard
    Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
    Azeri Cyrillic keyboard
    Azeri Latin keyboard
    Beep Driver
    Belarusian keyboard
    Belgian (Comma) keyboard
    Belgian (Period) keyboard
    Belgian French keyboard
    Bengali (Inscript) keyboard
    Bengali keyboard
    Blaster/Nachi removal tool
    Bosnian Cyrillic keyboard
    Bosnian keyboard
    Briefcase
    Brother Devices
    Bulgarian (Latin) keyboard
    Bulgarian keyboard
    Calculator
    Cameras and Camcorders
    Canadian French (Legacy) keyboard
    Canadian French keyboard
    Canadian Multilingual Standard keyboard
    Charmap
    Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0 keyboard
    Chinese (Simplified) - NeiMa keyboard
    Chinese (Simplified) - QuanPin keyboard
    Chinese (Simplified) - ShuangPin keyboard
    Chinese (Simplified) - US Keyboard keyboard
    Chinese (Simplified) - ZhengMa keyboard
    Chinese (Traditional) - Alphanumeric keyboard
    Chinese (Traditional) - Array keyboard
    Chinese (Traditional) - Big5 Code keyboard
    Chinese (Traditional) - ChangJie keyboard
    Chinese (Traditional) - DaYi keyboard
    Chinese (Traditional) - New ChangJie keyboard
    Chinese (Traditional) - New Phonetic keyboard
    Chinese (Traditional) - Phonetic keyboard
    Chinese (Traditional) - Quick keyboard
    Chinese (Traditional) - Unicode keyboard
    Chinese (Traditional) - US Keyboard keyboard
    Client for Netware Networks
    ClipBook Viewer
    Color Schemes
    Communication tools
    Comtrol Test Terminal Program
    Connection Manager
    Croatian keyboard
    Czech (QWERTY) keyboard
    Czech keyboard
    Czech Programmers keyboard
    Danish keyboard
    Devanagari - INSCRIPT keyboard
    Display Adapters
    Display Adapters (old)
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    Divehi Phonetic keyboard
    Divehi Typewriter keyboard
    DOCS
    Document Templates
    DR Watson
    Dutch keyboard
    Error Reporting
    Estonian keyboard
    Ethernet (LAN)
    Extensible Authentication Protocol Service
    Faeroese keyboard
    Farsi keyboard
    FAT to NTFS converter
    Fax Service
    File and Settings Wizard
    File System Encryption
    Finnish keyboard
    Finnish with Sami keyboard
    French keyboard
    FrontPage Extensions
    FYRO Macedonian keyboard
    Gaelic keyboard
    Games
    Georgian keyboard
    German (IBM) keyboard
    German keyboard
    Gravis Digital GamePort
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    Greek (220) Latin keyboard
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    H323 MSP
    Health Key and Certificate Management Service
    Hebrew keyboard
    Help and Support
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    Hungarian keyboard
    IBM PS/2 TrackPoint
    IBM ThinkPad
    Icelandic keyboard
    IExpress Wizard
    Images and Backgrounds
    IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
    Input Method Editor
    Intel Indeo codecs
    Internet Connection Wizard
    Internet Games
    Inuktitut Latin keyboard
    Iomega Zip drive
    IP Conferencing
    Irish keyboard
    ISDN
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    Italian keyboard
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    Japanese keyboard
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    Kazakh keyboard
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    Lithuanian keyboard
    Logitech WingMan
    Luna desktop theme
    Luxembourgish keyboard
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    Maltese 47-key keyboard
    Maltese 48-key keyboard
    Maori keyboard
    Marathi keyboard
    Messenger
    Microsoft SideWinder
    MIDI audio support
    Modems
    Mongolian Cyrillic keyboard
    Mouse Cursors
    Movie Maker
    MS XML 2.0
    MSN Explorer
    Multifunctional
    Multi-port serial adapters
    Music Samples
    Nepali keyboard
    Netmeeting
    Network Access Protection (NAP)
    Network DDE
    Network Diagnostic
    Network Monitor Driver and Tools
    Norwegian keyboard
    Norwegian with Sami keyboard
    NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Protocol
    Old CDPlayer and Sound Recorder
    Pashto keyboard
    Peer-to-Peer
    Pinball
    Polish (214) keyboard
    Polish (Programmers) keyboard
    Portable Audio
    Portuguese (Brazilian ABNT) keyboard
    Portuguese (Brazilian ABNT2) keyboard
    Portuguese keyboard
    Printers
    Private Character Editor
    Punjabi keyboard
    QoS RSVP
    Quality of Service (QoS)
    Ramdisk
    Remote Registry
    Removable Storage
    Romanian keyboard
    Route Listening Service
    RPC Locator
    Russian (Typewriter) keyboard
    Russian keyboard
    Sami Extended Finland-Sweden keyboard
    Sami Extended Norway keyboard
    Scanners
    Screensavers
    SCSI/RAID
    Search Assistant
    Security Center
    Serbian (Cyrillic) keyboard
    Serbian (Latin) keyboard
    Serial Pen Tablet
    Service Advertising Protocol
    Service Pack Messages
    Share Creation Wizard
    Shell Media Handler
    Simple TCP/IP Services
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    Smart Cards
    Sony Jog Dial
    Sound Controllers
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    Spanish Variation keyboard
    Speech Support
    SUPPORT
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    Symbolic Debugger (NTSD)
    Synchronization Manager
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    Syriac Phonetic keyboard
    System Restore Service
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    Tape drives
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    Thai Kedmanee keyboard
    Thai Pattachote (non-ShiftLock) keyboard
    Thai Pattachote keyboard
    Toshiba DVD decoder card
    Tour
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    Turkish Q keyboard
    Ukrainian keyboard
    Uninterruptible Power Supply
    United Kingdom Extended keyboard
    United Kingdom keyboard
    United States-Dvorak for left hand keyboard
    United States-Dvorak for right hand keyboard
    United States-Dvorak keyboard
    United States-International keyboard
    Urdu keyboard
    US English Table for IBM Arabic 238_L keyboard
    User account pictures
    Uzbek Cyrillic keyboard
    VALUEADD
    Vector Graphics Rendering (VML)
    Vietnamese keyboard
    Web Folders
    Web View
    Windows CE USB Host
    Windows Messenger
    Windows Sounds
    Windows Time
    Wired AutoConfig
    Wireless Ethernet (WLAN)
    WordPad
    Zip Folders
     
  7. Vipernitrox

    Vipernitrox New Member

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    you've removed ALOT of critical components needed for wireless networking. Simply slipstreaming in a driverpack won't help that. Reinstall your xp using a regular cd or at least one without such a rigorous clean-up.
     
  8. chuckwillis

    chuckwillis New Member

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    aiya. i will reinstall an unaltered xp next weekend after patch tuesday then report the results. i have a great feeling it will work this time. besides, no internet = pay attention in class more :)

    EDIT: ok just reinstalled a less-altered xp again and wireless internet works again!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  9. john kaslik

    john kaslik New Member

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    Did you ever solve yhis problem as I have the identical problem
    Also my scroller has a jerky movement that was not present on vista
    Any ideas gratefully received I have an acer 9300
     

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