Well this is a weird circumstance I've found. So I purchased an open box Acer G72GX the other day and noticed when I got home that the internal network card wasn't working. No driver and it wasn't even listed in Device Manager as existing. I figured whatever, I'll try installing a clean Windows 7 to get rid of this bloatware. I did that and then installed the correct drivers for the network card. During the installation it gave me a message like "The device was not found. Please Install/Connect." So at that point I thought well crap it must be broke if the driver install isn't finding it. So I started looking for a usb one. But then I randomly shut down the computer and turned it back on and it found the internal wireless and asked me to connect to a network. I was like okay then and started using it. I then shut it, which puts it into sleep mode(which I set not to cut power from the wireless card) and then opened it again. When it loaded back up the wireless card was not recognized by Windows anymore. I've been able to get it working a few more times by shutting the computer down and booting it back up, but other times nothing happens. Although every time, immediately when it loads, the taskbar icons it shows the Wireless bars like the wireless is working but sometimes it connects and other times it goes to the normal network symbol with the red X, in which case the card is not listed in Device Manager or adapter settings. The last thing worth mentioning is that there is a wireless switch on the laptop. However, when the wireless card is working, turning off/on the wireless just Connects/Disconnects from my network, it does not disable the card itself, so I don't think its the source of the problem. So my question is this. Is this a settings problem that can be fixed with some tweaks, or is this a hardware problem, meaning the card is broke or there is a bad solder job or something. Any help is greatly appreciated. Also, yes, I have tried Googling it, but I couldn't find anything on this exact problem.