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Need drivers for wireless network for windows XP SP-2

Just bought this laptop which comes with vista as the operating system.
i took a back up of all vista drivers and formatted the laptop to install XP.
now only the drivers for wireless network are missing in my hand

pls help me with any link where i can find this driver

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You can check your laptop manufacturer's website, there might be a download link where you can download drivers and softwares for your computer.

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