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Windows 7: How to find out the Wifi-onboard-chip manufacturer?

6 Days Ago   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
How to find out the Wifi-onboard-chip manufacturer?

Assume I am sitting in front of an unknown/new computer which has a Wifi-chip on his motherboard.

How can I find out (from within Windows 7; not from manual) from which manufacturer this Wifi chip is (e.g.Intel)?

Is there a built-in info or do I need a 3rd party diagnostic tool?

Peter


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6 Days Ago   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Use Device manager.
Right click on the WiFi device and select properties.
The most important is the hardware ID. Put the mouse on the fist line , right click and copy.
Search the ID string on the internet for more information, drivers etc
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6 Days Ago   #3
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 
Use Command Prompt

Open a command prompt window and type
wmic nic get description, manufacturer
or
wmic nic get description, manufacturer, pnpdevice, productname
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6 Days Ago   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you get the device ID from device manager, you can go to this site and see if its listed.
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6 Days Ago   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Open a command prompt window and type
wmic nic get description, manufacturer
or
wmic nic get description, manufacturer, pnpdevice, productname

Trying both of those commands gives me an error something about wmic is unrecognized.
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5 Days Ago   #6
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello F22 Simpilot
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Trying both of those commands gives me an error something about wmic is unrecognized.
is the Windows Management Instrumenation service running?
Open services.msc
Look for the Windows Management Instrumenation Service.
The status should be Starated and Startup Type should be Automatic
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