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Have no way to connect wirelessly

Before I reinstalled windows xp on my Dell, I could connect wirelessly through the router near my home computer. I reinstalled Windows XP home edition (the previous version was professional), and now I can't find any way to get to the wireless program it used to have. HELP!


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Re: Have no way to connect wirelessly

Sounds like you need some drivers installed, especially if you just installed XP clean.

Visit, click on Drivers and Downloads, click on the service tag option and enter your service tag located on the bottom.

This will take you to a list of drivers for your specific model. Make sure the OS chosen is Windows XP and in the list you should find some wireless drivers. There may be several different wireless drivers listed. And one of those will be specific to your needs.

You might need to identify which wireless card you have first. Which will requrie gaining access to it to get some part numbers or model numbers from it. There should be an access panel on the bottom that you can open to gain access to the mini-pci wireless card. That way you can see which one you have and download the correct software for it.

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