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Wi-Fi hates me?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MrNotkewl13, Jul 24, 2006.

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  1. MrNotkewl13

    MrNotkewl13 Thread Starter

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    Yeah... so, I formatted my dell laptop which comes with a wireless card already in it, now, I tried to connect wirelessly to my network, and it doesn't work... I go to "Network Connections" and all I see is "1394 Connection" and that's enabled.... But there's nothing else... Help?
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    You need to install the drivers for the wireless adapter.
     
  3. MrNotkewl13

    MrNotkewl13 Thread Starter

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    What do you mean?
     
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    How do I know what it is?

    And also, how would I fix it, so I can use a LAN line.
     
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    If you have a Dell drivers CD, install the drivers for your ethernet and wireless adapters from it. If not, use another PC to get the latest drivers for those cards from the Dell website. You can use your Dell Key, or else look in Device Manager to determine what brand/model adapters you have.
     
  7. DoubleHelix

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    If you want to use a wired connection, then you have to install drivers for that adapter as well. Dell's support web site is very well laid out. You enter the model number of your system, and you're shown a list of all possible device drivers. Download and install them.
     
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