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MIssing my network controller driver after re-installed windows 7

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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MIssing my network controller driver after re-installed windows 7

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Hi hamzagabar,

To assist you further, please provide the system model.

Also, I suggest you to copy the drivers on a Disk or a flash drive by following the below mentioned steps from a different computer and install the drivers from the Disk/USB flash drive in the laptop:

  1. Visit the following website in a different computer: http://dell.to/17F08dH
  2. Enter the Service tag of the system (which has network problem) in the box provided and click “Submit”.
  3. In the next page, click drop down arrow to select the Operating System which is installed in the computer.
  4. Select the Network drivers accordingly from the list and click “Download File” and save the file on desktop.
  5. Copy all the files from the desktop into Disk/USB flash drive.
  6. Insert the Disk/USB flash drive in system which is having a network problem and install the drivers.
  7. Run the downloaded file and restart the system.

Try connecting to the internet after installing the drivers and post the results.

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Hi

 My dell N5030 ,windows 7 ultimate 32 bit also have the same problem.It does not detecting the wifi.And shows as the network controller is not installed.

VEN_168C DEV_002B

Please help me.

Thanks .

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Hi Noonu,

Link: ftp.dell.com/.../R299167.exe

Atheros Wifi Driver for your system

Mark my answer as resolved if your issue is resolved

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I'm having the exact same problem.  I have a Latitude E6430 with Windows 7 32-bit installed.  The Network Controller has the following values:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0082&SUBSYS_13218086&REV_34
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0082&SUBSYS_13218086
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0082&CC_028000
PIC\VEN_8086&DEV_0082&CC_0280

When I put in my service tag, it suggested that I install the Intel WIDI application (WIDI 3.5.40.0.A03), but I received an install abort error during the install.  The error message was "This platform is not compatible with Intel (R) WIDI or application is in use.

I would like to get the Network controller driver installed so I can use my wireless connection.

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Hi mike1847,

Refer the following link to install  drivers for 6205 WLAN card: http://dell.to/1doFnnK

Select Download file and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

Restart the computer and try connecting to Wireless network.

Please post the results.

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Hi DELL-Nikhil D,

I went to that link and downloaded the 6205 WLAN card driver.  It installed without any problem.  I restarted my computer and still no connection to Wireless networks.  I also confirmed that the "NETWORK CONTROLLER" is still needing a driver from my Device Manager.

I also noticed that this 6205 WLAN card driver indicates its for a 64 bit Windows 7 OS.  I have installed a 32 bit Windows 7 OS, could that be the problem?  Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

mike1847

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With the information you provided, I was able to find a driver by searching the Dell site.  The correct driver that worked for me was located at www.dell.com/.../DriverDetails.  Thanks.

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Thank you so much VEEJDEEJ .............. Problem Solved .....

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My Dell Inspiron Duo is also suffering the same problem after a reinstall of Windows. I have a yellow exclamation mark after the Network Controller in Device Manager (and another entry underneath which says 'Unknown device' - also with yellow exclamation mark). 

I have downloaded the three drivers R283212, R283215, and R297914 on another computer, and have attempted to reinstall via USB. There is no CD/DVD drive on this model.

  • One is for an ethernet connector, and will not install as the Dell Inspiron Duo does not have a port for an ethernet cable.
  • One is for the Broadcom BCM4313 WLAN Combo Card Driver, and this will not install - "No compatible hardware found. The software you are attempting to install is not supported on this system"; and
  • The last one is for the Atheros driver, and it goes all through the installation, and then tells me in a little dialogue bubble from the wi-fi icon in the system tray that the software has not been installed.

The numbers for the Network controller are VEN_14E4&DEV_4727

My Service Tag is [redacted]. The computer was bought in Hungary sometime last year, though I am in the UK. I reinstalled Win7 Home Premium SP1 two days ago, and have had this problem ever since. 

Would you be able to help me?

Regards,

KTUK.

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