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sannie

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I had to reinstall Windows XP and I am trying to set up my Internet connection.
However, I think I can't find my wireless card. Where did it go?
Can a reinstallation get rid of my wireless card?
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Hello again sannie. I see that your OS has finished installing!

Well lets start here than i really have to go

Try removing the wireless card and telling me the name and brand of it.

Also,

What is the model name of you dell?
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remove my wireless card? it should be built in.

i have a dell inspiron 6000
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Oh, not to worry than. Usually theres a button on the side of the laptop. you press it and the card comes right out.

Download Everest Home Edition


Try and save it to a cd and put it on the laptop

When done, Open the program

Under Menu it should say Everest 2.20.405

Make sure it is highlighted. Right click where it says Quick Report Select Plain text.

Post the whole log here please.
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i can't save it on a cd, because my desktop pc doesn't have a cd burner... what does that program do?

where can i see where my wireless card is?
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This Program can tell us about the wireless card and all the other hardware in your computer

Here is a picture of what the wireless card migth look like

http://www.techhi.ne.../modem/slot.gif
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http://support.dell..../...=WW1&osl=EN
there's the page on dell with the drivers for your laptop....if you can...download the driver for the broadcom integrated controller...this will be your actual ethernet port on the laptop....after you download that...you'll HAVE to find a way to get it over to your laptop..once you install it you can plug your laptop directly into your router/modem to download the rest of the drivers you need...

alternately....do you not have your dell disks that came with the laptop?
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dsenette... the laptop didn't come with with disks.

I had to order a Windows XP CD from Dell, when my laptop crashed, but they didn't send me the Driver CD as well.
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dsenette... THANKS!

I was able to download and install the driver for the broadcom integrated controller and my Internet connection is re-established [even without reinstalling the router software?! How does that work?]

How do I find out which other drivers I need?
When I backed up the C: drive on my external hard drive, it shows me a whole folder with drivers under C:\drivers.... I don't have this folder yet on my new system. I have only a folder under C:\DELL\drivers

Edited by sannie, 09 February 2007 - 01:27 PM.

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well.you can do one of two things...#1 you can now download everest as suggested above...run it..and match the hardware up with the stuff shown on the dell website

or you can go to computer management...device manager...then right click on a device and choose update drivers....then direct it to look in that backed up drivers folder
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