Hi, I hope someone can find a solution to this problem, I have to re-installed windows 7 on my DELL Xps 17 due to a problem with Mcafee Software. Thinking that I would resolve one problem I end up with another one bigger than the first one, so know I am missing my network controller driver which I can not find any ware. That is the only drive that I need for my wireless to work, and I am going a bit mad here try to find a solution, Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Based on your model number there is a Touch version only. And based on your vendor ID details, I can see that its Atheros adapter. But your system would have been shipped with either Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n or Dell Wireless 1704 802.11b/g/n as per support site. Did you make any hardware or software changes?
I did not make any hardware changes. The laptop was shipped with Win 8 and I downgraded it to WIn 7 OS.
These are the Laptop details :-
Evalue Code W560327IN9
Brand Name Dell Inspiron
Series Name New Inspiron 14
from the Specs , it looks like it has a Dell Wireless .. please help me with the link to the correct driver
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Dell inspiron 3421 is shipped with following wireless cards:
Reviewing the Hardware ID shared by you it appears that your system was shipped with Dell Wireless DW1704 card, so first try updating this driver and then try updating the Dell Wireless DW1703 drivers.
Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.
I AM HAVING A ETHERNET CONTROLLER PROBLEM IT IS SAYING IT CANNOT LOCATE THE ETHERNET CONTROLLER HARDWARE. i HAVE NO INTERNET CONNECTION AND IT IS DRIVING ME CRAZY. i HAVE A Dell Penium 4 operating system is windows xp if anyone can HELP i would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you in advanced!
Please share the exact System Model. Also, share the screenshot of the Device Manager with the Network Adapters and Other Devices expanded. Here are the steps:
Share the Hardware Ids of the device which has a bang in the Device Manager, this will assist me to identify device and its drivers. Here are the steps:
Please reply with the information. I'll be happy to assist further.
I have done a clean install of Win8 on a Inspiron 3721. When I try to install the Win8 64 bit wireless driver that is recommended from the downloads for the service tag for that machine, it fails at the point where it says to turn on Bluetooth with the switch. I have tried every driver I can find. NOTHING WORKS!
Suggest you to download the drivers from below mentioned link.
Open the link and choose 'I agree' radio button, This will download the driver. Copy this driver to a storage device like memory stick / external hard drive and then run and install it on the target PC. Hope that helps..
When I go to device manager it has a yellow question mark next to it when i go to ethernet controller properites and details the Device Instance id says
System model is 9TW6R21