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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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The above links appear to be broken...downloads aren't completed for me.

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The above links appear to be broken...downloads aren't completed for me.

What links? This is a very long thread.

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As this is a very long thread and I have listed almost all Dell Wireless Cards hardware IDs and drivers in a wiki I will mark this as an answer so users can find the information they need at the top of the thread.

To find out the hardware IDs of Network Controllers (and Hardware IDs in general) follow the link:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/downloading-drivers-checking-hardware-ids-and-downloading-...

For a list of Dell Wireless Cards, their hardware IDs and the latest driver I could find see here:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/driver-sets/dell-wireless-cards/

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How to I find out which network adapter I have so that I can download the correct driver? When I click on the the network controller and attemp to view the properties the only thing it tells me is that it is an unknown device and the drivers are not properly installed.

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Oooohhhh i got it. Disregard previous post.

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sir..i m using dell inspiron 15-3521...i m having error in Network controller and portal device..i m not able to connect my data card in laptop..plz reply for this to my mail sir,....

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when i was following above instruction , i dont find the device instance id in details tab ...... what i do and how can i search this

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Detailed steps on how to get vendor ID and device ID is mentioned here:

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19523874.aspx

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sir..i m using dell inspiron 15-3521...i m having error in Network controller and portal device..i m not able to connect my data card in laptop..plz reply for this to my mail sir,....

State you Operating system. Is it Windows 7 or Windows 8?
Also provide the vendor ID and device ID, by following the given link
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PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_E044105B&REV_01

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_E044105B

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&CC_028000

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&CC_0280

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