Yesterday I reformatted my Inspiron 8600 Laptop. I installed the correct Ethernet drivers to get my wired connection to work, however - I'm having trouble getting the Wireless working. My system specs show the following information relevant to the wireless card: CARD (CIRCUIT), WIRELESS, MINI PCI CARD, INTEL2100, NOT APPLICABLE I've tried installing several of the wireless drivers shown on the 8600 drivers page, none have made my wireless card appear under network connections. Can anyone direct me to the correct file to install? As I mentioned I've already installed several wireless drivers, none of which have caused it to work. Do I need to do anything with them? Thanks! Nathan
Did you install the chipset drivers before even attempting to install other device drivers. Without the chipset drivers, Windows will not be able to recognize or install drivers for many devices. Try installing the chipset drivers now then try installing the drivers for the Intel wireless adapter. If this doesn't work, you may have to start over, reformatting, reinstalling Windows, and then installing the drivers in the correct order.