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Wireless is not working on Windows Server 2008

When trying to enable wireless network adapter and choosing to diagnose the problem I got following message:
The network adapter "Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter" is experiencing driver or hardware related issues.

Which DELL driveres I should install to get it work correctly?
I already tried various dell driveres but same result :(

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Janex,

try to enter bios set up,then use default settings..

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