07-24-2010 06:44 PM
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.
01-21-2011 07:00 PM
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.
02-17-2011 03:45 PM - edited 02-17-2011 03:45 PM
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.