Acer Aspire Z5610 wireless driver not installing


Novice Member
Hi. I'm trying to fix my girlfriend's Acer Aspire Z5610, which has been once in a repair shop and had the hard disk changed, and Windows 10 installed. She hates Windows 10 and asked me to install Windows 7. Which I did, Windows 7 Ultimate, not Professional, as the initial version was when she bought it.

I downloaded the drivers from Acer websire, but the wireless LAN driver says it does not support this version of Windows. I mean, what? Windows 7 was the one designed for the system in the first place.

Could be that the driver does not support Windows 7 Ultimate? Only Professional? Or, maybe the guys who changed the hard disk might have messed with the ethernet chip as well? The name of the ethernet driver in the system is Realtek RTL 8168D/8111D, which I can't find driver for on Realtek website.

I'm confused. Please, could someone guide me out of this migraine?

Thank you in advance!


Established Member
It is impossible to "mess" with the ethernet as this is soldered onto the motherboard. Anyway here is the driver for Realtek RTL 8168D/8111D which is available on the Microsoft catalog website
If you post details of the wireless lan chip we may be able to find that as well, otherwise the simplest solution would be to buy a USB wifi adapter and use that.

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