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bigslick1981
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Mini 110-3015dx Wireless drivers for XP Pro not working

I bought an HP Mini 110-3015dx with Windows 7 starter pre-installed.  I have since swapped out the HD and loaded XP Pro onto the mini (by slipstreaming the SATA drivers -- what a pain). 

 

Anyway -- I started looking for the drivers for the hardware, and the driver .exe that HP lists for the machine for the WLAN won't work.  I run the executable, restart, and nothing -- no new network adapter shows up.  I've tried mapping the driver directly to the extracted folder that's created in c:\SWSETUP, but there are no configuration files (only cabs and executables), so I cannot manually add the driver.

 

Does anyone know the chipset and have a link to the drivers so I can manually map them to the unrecognized devices?  Or is there some other fix?  As much as I like Windows 7, I need XP on this machine.

 

thanks,

WLH

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ssmoth
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Re: Mini 110-3015dx Wireless drivers for XP Pro not working

it does this same thing when you upgard to the full windows 7 - even though that is what HP recommends you do. Then HP will tell you to spend $60 for them to fix the problem - becasue this computer is not compatable with anything other than the windows 7 starter - its just a way for HP to make more money once you buy the product.

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HPminiNYC
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Re: Mini 110-3015dx Wireless drivers for XP Pro not working

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Search the web for "sp48867" and you should find "Atheros Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows XP".  After much search, trial and error, this finally worked.

 

Best of luck.

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