I have just become the less than proud owner of an W510 as I cannot get it to connect to the internet. It told me “The Broadcom 802.11abgn Wireless SDIO Adapter is experiencing driver- or hardware-related problems” so I downloaded the driver pack 2.12. When I unpacked it and ran it I just got an empty dialog box with an 'OK' button which I clicked and nothing happened. There is a log file in the driver pack that says "There is no res809.dll, now load the default res409.dll" but there is a file called res409.dll in the pack. I ran the windows diagniostic and it is now saying it cannot find a driver for the network adapter and one isn't listed under network adapters in device manager. Can anyone help me sort this out please?
Mine works fine so is hard to say but I would try unpacking the driver package and try opening Control Panel, Device Manager. select the Broadcom Driver, tell it to update, "Browse my computer.", and point it at the \driversMI\drivers\wifi directory and see what happens.
If that does not work I'd next try an earlier version (back to 2.04 is available for download on the Acer support site - select "all".)
Thank you for these suggestions. I first tried installing earlier versions of the driver pack but they won't set-up - they say they require 'docking and adapter'. I then reinstalled the driver and as you suggested and can now see the Broadcom network adapter in Device Manager. However I am back to getting the "SDIO Adapter is experiencing driver- or hardware-related problems” message. The error message in device driver is "this device cannot start (code 10)".
I deleted all bluetooth and wifi drivers and ran the setup which reloaded the broadcom adapter but when I click on it in device manager it says this device cannot start (Code 10) ... so still no network connection!
"Code 10" is kind of a catchall usually when something already is using the reosouces the driver needs.It also can result from a device that is incompatible with the driver but doubt that it is the case here.
Did you add any hardware peripheral just before the failure started ? Is the W510 new or did it work for a while ? In any event any W510 should still be in warrenty.