I have an Acer Aspire 5738 and it came pre-loaded with Windows 7. As I sometimes prefer Windows XP Home, I formatted its hard drive and installed Windows XP Home instead.
Everything works just fine, except I cannot get the “Wireless LAN communication button / indicator” to light up, thus I cannot access my wireless network. I have tried hardwiring with a Cat 5 cable, and I still cannot access my network.
I have another Acer Aspire 5738 (almost identical) and it's running the pre-loaded Windows 7. It accesses my wireless network just fine and the “Wireless LAN communication button / indicator” lights up.
On the Acer webpage I downloaded the drivers, documents, patches, etc for Windows XP Home, but I am not sure which I need or how to install them.
Here is the Acer webpage
What should I do and in what order?