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Not finding my wireless card

Have installed a new 160gig hard drive in my R40 notebook and have installed windows vista , it is not finding my wireless card have tryed downloading the latest drivers from the ibm site , and still not finding card

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You don't have the right driver, finding the right wireless driver can be a pain. Open the panel on the bottom and get the make and model of the wireless card. Then go to Lenovo's support site and read what card each driver covers, find the driver for that specific card and install it. If it still doesn't work, go to driverguide.com and search for the driver by the wireless card make and model. At this point, if the card still isn't working, then you may need a new card.

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