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Old 05-13-2006, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default What wireless card for DELL Laptop???

My brother just came home with his laptop and had done a clean install of XP on his DELL Laptop (using a disc that did not come with his laptop, just standalone XP).

But unfortunately it has none of the drivers for the laptop! He doesnt have the papers or anything that came with it. So far I've managed to get chipset, audio, and display just b/c there are only a few options:

http://support.dell.com/support/down...&os=WW1&osl=EN

But he used to be able to wirelessly connect to the internet through a card in his laptop, but i have no idea which driver to download! There are so many network drivers!

I would really appreciate some help; thank you!
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:15 PM   #2
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Download the Driver Reset Tool from Dell. It will download all the updated drivers for the computer.

Get it here:

http://support.dell.com/support/down...&fileid=120687

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Old 05-13-2006, 10:43 PM   #3
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So this will work even if it currently has no internet connection?
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I would use an actual ethernet cable and plug it in to the laptops ethernet port. Try that to go online and search for the drivers and to use that link in the above post Narcstudios gave you.
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Default Re: What wireless card for DELL Laptop???

why dont u download the drivers from the site u said? which wireless card does he have?
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So this will work even if it currently has no internet connection?
No you will have to plug in to a connection. I had the same prob with my dell. It had home ed. and I did a reinstall installed Pro. I ran this utility and it found all the drivers.

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Ok I ran it and it found the Network, PCI, and Ethernet things but once it said it found the new hardware, still nothing happened. How can I make the Network card (I think thats the one with wireless...) actually install and be useble? john123, as i said above, he doesnt have any of his old paperwork so i have no idea what any of the parts are.
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