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Windows 7: I can't connect to the internet. Need help locating right driver/s.

23 Oct 2013   #1
Legended

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
I can't connect to the internet. Need help locating right driver/s.

I just got done installing windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron M5040. I went to "Network and Sharing Center" -> "Set up a new connection or network" -> "Connect to the Internet" and it reads "Windows did not detect any networking hardware".

I figured the drivers must be missing so I went to this Dell's Drivers and Downloads page Drivers & Downloads | Dell US but I'm not sure which driver is the right one.

It has been a while since I've had to download drivers and It is my first time having to install drivers for this model. Can someone point me in the right direction.







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23 Oct 2013   #2
Johnthefast

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

hey if you go on the dell website Drivers & Downloads | Dell US and open up the network tab, install for your lan driver Driver Details | Dell US
and... wireless should be this one Driver Details | Dell US

unless you can give a more accurate model number/revision of the laptop model since the wireless sometimes varies a lot >.> for example if your using the wireless half mini card, in which case the wireless driver is different
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23 Oct 2013   #3
Legended

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnthefast View Post
hey if you go on the dell website Drivers & Downloads | Dell US and open up the network tab, install for your lan driver Driver Details | Dell US
and... wireless should be this one Driver Details | Dell US

unless you can give a more accurate model number/revision of the laptop model since the wireless sometimes varies a lot >.> for example if your using the wireless half mini card, in which case the wireless driver is different
I found the right driver under "Network" when I was looking under "Modem/Communications". Thanks for the reply BTW.
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23 Oct 2013   #4
Johnthefast

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

no problem. if you need advice on any other drivers let us know
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23 Oct 2013   #5
Legended

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for the support.
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