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Need driver for wireless adapter.where cani getone?

I replaced vista with XP. Everything seems to work OK except for the wireless network adapter. How can I get the right driver?

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Go to manufacturer website and reinstall device driver inputting your model unit and looking for tech specs.or use driverguide.net if you know make/model of that wireless device.if you have the original manual check same for this info.

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