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Windows 7: Dell Inspiron 14z wireless card driver?

24 Mar 2015   #1
chaznsc

Windows 7 Profession 64 bit
 
 
Dell Inspiron 14z wireless card driver?

Im reformatting for a friend, or rather, finishing what someone else started. I have the entire system online with the exception of TWO components, one of which is the wifi card. None of the Dell drivers work and I do not know what actual card is in the system.

Here is what's missing according to the device manager:

Network controller (wireless card I assume)
SM Bus Controller


I have downloaded all the "recommended" drivers according to the dell support system, to no avail. Im curious if anyone else has ever run into this? I have never had this kind of issue. Either windows upate finds it or the driver is available.

Thanks in advance,

chaz


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24 Mar 2015   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Chaz ... What is the exact Model Number of the Laptop ? ...


Did you Install the Chipset Driver from the Dell Website ? ...


Select the Network controller right click select Property's ...


Under the Details Tab please Post any Information you see there ...
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24 Mar 2015   #3
chaznsc

Windows 7 Profession 64 bit
 
 

UPDATE: I got the correct chipset installed, so the only thing remaining is the wireless.

Hi Maxie,

Model=14z-n411z

NETWORK CONTROLLER HARDWARE ID
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53258086&REV_34
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53258086
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&CC_0280


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24 Mar 2015   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

You need the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 ... And the Intel HM67 Chipset Driver ...


Product Support | Dell US
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24 Mar 2015   #5
chaznsc

Windows 7 Profession 64 bit
 
 

Well thank you very much. The Dell drivers wouldn't work with my OS for some reason (error message). I downloaded and installed the 32 bit driver off the Intel site and the wirless card is smiling once again.

How did you narrow down the precise wireless and chipset drivers for future reference?

Thank you so much for responding to my call for help.

chaz
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24 Mar 2015   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

The Dell Drivers would not work cause they have no 32 Bit Drivers for that Model...


As for the PCI\VEN use the Link below or Google


PCI Vendor and Device Lists
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24 Mar 2015   #7
chaznsc

Windows 7 Profession 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
The Dell Drivers would not work cause they have no 32 Bit Drivers for that Model...


As for the PCI\VEN use the Link below or Google


PCI Vendor and Device Lists
Thank you again for the help and wisdom. I didn't install the OS but now this makes sense. I learned something today, so it's a good day.

Your friendly help is much appreciated.

Chaz
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25 Mar 2015   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Most welcome Chaz
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