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Dellwireless card driver.

I have lost my dell wireless card.i cannot seem to find away to get it back in my laptop the wireless is built in to my laptop.can any one tell me how to get it back.

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  • Chris May 11, 2010

    Can you specify what make and model the laptop is?



    If it's a Dell laptop, what is its express service tag code (probably on a sticker on the bottom).

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Re-install the drivers firstm, go to www.support.dell.com amd select your model or put in tag number, then download them and install. Then make sure it is enabled by right clicking on the icon and selecting " ENABLE" or right click MY COMPUTER and select MANAGE, then when it opens, go to devices and locate it under network cards, should be a green little icon, select it and enable it form there if you can or see if its got a malfunction symble.

Try this and get back to us if you still have trouble.

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6) If you see the network, select your network and connect.




Let me know how it is going
Pablo :-)

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