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Old 10-09-2009, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I'm a total idiot with computers so I hope this post makes sense.

I have a wireless card which I guess is shot. I took it out of my computer and instead of spending money on a new one, I want to take one that I know works out of another computer and put it in my primary computer. The problem is I obviously need a driver or installer or something and I have no idea a) how to find out what the wireless card is to find a driver for it and b) how to find the aforementioned driver.

Any help would be great.


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Old 10-09-2009, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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most likely windows will pick it up.

However, the card will say on the board, as well as the serial number. From there just get it off the manufactuers site.

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I would suggest going to the manufacturers website. Some windows drivers aren't the greatest. This will guarantee that the device will be fully functional.
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One thing would be is if the wireless card is in your computer, go to device manager & see if its detected there, most likely have a yellow icon next to it to show its unknown or not installed.

Another way is find a demo version of a well known driver scanner, Uniblue driver scanner is a good one & it should detect the missing drivers for the hardware & it will show you the name of the driver & you can just google it from then on as demo wont let you download/install drivers, just lets you show what your missing.
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