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Driver for network controller on Dell XPS 435t / 9000

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Hello!  This is my first time on the Dell Community Forums and I am impressed by the variety of very helpful posts and people here.  

I've searched high and low for an answer to my question but the best I have found is this and it did not work on my XPS 9000, so I decided to post this to the community to see if anyone has any thoughts.

I just recently did a complete wipe of my machine (including using DBAN to do a true binary level erasure) and am having trouble reinstalling Windows.  I followed this guide by Philip Yip, a contributor here (natakuc4).  

After finishing the driver installs (including the one recommended in the post above) I am still unable to access my wireless card.

I see the standard error icon:

The hardware IDs for the Network Controller are:

Despite searching high and low I cannot find a driver corresponding to these hardware IDs (though I have to admit I don't know if that's the right way to search for the driver).

Does anyone have any thoughts on what driver I need?

Thanks in advance!

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RE: Driver for network controller on Dell XPS 435t / 9000

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ven 168C dev 002a

 Dell K290Y


Atheros  802.11 B/GN PCI-E Card AR5B95/AR9285

http://downloads.dell.com/network/R251062.exe

 

Atheros Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter, v.7.7.0.429, A00
Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Recommended 7.7.0.429 3/25/2010 Windows XP
Atheros Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter, v.8.0.0.258, A00
Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Recommended 8.0.0.258 3/25/2010 Windows 7 32-bit

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EW1587
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RE: Driver for network controller on Dell XPS 435t / 9000

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Spot on - that did the trick.  Many thanks for the quick and accurate response!!

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