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Old 01-29-2011, 02:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, my cousin had sent me his laptop to upgrade his HDD and re-install Windows 7.

I've done all of that without any problem. However, while making sure that his laptop is 100% working, I couldn't seem to connect his laptop with my router via Wireless. There's no wireless thing inside the W7. The Internet works if I connect via a cable, but not wireless.

I tried to find the name of the Wireless card inside the laptop so that I can install specific drivers. But I have no luck with finding the wireless card name...

Please help, and thanks alot!
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If you look in device manager does it show a wifi card? What model laptop is it? More than likely it's an older model and the wifi card doesn't have a supporting driver for windows 7.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I did look at the device manager and one of the things isn't working (yellow mark). It says that there are no drivers for this thing or something. However, there's no specific name for it. I asked my cousin to see if he has any CD installation for the internet stuff and he said no.

The laptop had Windows 7 Premium and could connect the Internet via Wireless without any problem. But after upgrading his HDD and installing a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate, now I could not connect the Internet via wireless anymore.
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take the make and model, and google for wireless drivers for it...
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Um, I already have said that in my previous post that I can't get the name of the card/ model. It's one of these kinda old laptops.

So, it's impossible to fix this?
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whats the make and the model of the laptop.

what i meant was take the make and model of the laptop, not the wireless card.
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