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Network Drivers Fresh Windows 7 install

Hi guys

I recently did a fresh install of windows 7 on a friends computer. a dell inspiron N5040. However, when I reinstalled, the network drivers didn't install along with everything else. No biggie usually.

I tried doing the dell auto-find drivers tool, however after going through the installation for the drivers provided and restarting the computer, I still couldn't use ethernet or wireless to connect to a network.

Ethernet controller hardware ID


Network controller hardware ID


PCI Simple communications device hardware ID


If someone could point me in the right direction, it would mean a lot to me.


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RE: Network Drivers Fresh Windows 7 install

This first, then reboot.


Then this


Then this.


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RE: Network Drivers Fresh Windows 7 install

Hey, thanks for your help! Unfortunately, the fix was a lot simpler... There was a wifi switch and I didn't even think to look for one... Sigh....

Thank you so much for your help though!

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