When I first switch on in the morning I usually have no Internet connection until I restart a few times, normally two restarts are required, sometimes one. The modem shows ready and has previously been replaced with a new modem in case the fault had been with the old one. When I have no Internet connection I have checked the network adapter settings and note that there is no LAN connection showing. Once I do have Internet connection I once again check the network adapter settings and a LAN connection is showing. I have updated the Atheros driver yet when I do I am informed the newest driver is already installed. I do not know how to solve this problem, I have carried out Factory Restores yet still the same issue is in effect after I have. Once I have Internet connection there are no problems at all.
No, unfortunately my modem has no USB socket I can use to confirm the ethernet adapter suspicion. I seem resigned to have to return it to Acer that they can repair the problem as I suspect if I don't I'll end up wishing I had sooner or later.
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