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RaynardSwan11
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Missing driver for "Network Controller" in my Inspiron 14Z 5423

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Hello,

Can anyone please help me. I had to install Windows 7 after a hard drive failure. All my drivers are installed except one. In my device manager, under "Other Devices" there is a "Network Controller" that says the driver is not installed. This is stopping me from using Wi-Fi. I urgently need this driver information. The problem is that when I click on the details of the driver it does not give me any specifications on the name, type or manufacturer of the "Network Controller" so I do not know what to download. All my other networking hardware is working fine and the drivers are installed successfully.

Thanks in advance, any help is appreciated.

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Missing driver for "Network Controller" in my Inspiron 14Z 5423

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Please provide the hardware IDs so I can identify what variant of wireless card you have:

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

Dr Philip Yip
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RaynardSwan11
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RE: Missing driver for "Network Controller" in my Inspiron 14Z 5423

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PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0887&SUBSYS_44628086&REV_C4

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0887&SUBSYS_44628086

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0887&CC_028000

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0887&CC_0280

Thank you

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Missing driver for "Network Controller" in my Inspiron 14Z 5423

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Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, take the latest drivers from Intel for WiFi and BT:

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wtech/proset-ws/sb/CS-034041.htm

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wtech/proset-ws/sb/CS-034060.htm

Dr Philip Yip
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RaynardSwan11
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RE: Missing driver for "Network Controller" in my Inspiron 14Z 5423

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Thanks so much the hardware seems to be working perfectly. I have another unknown device. It seems to be an USB port of some sort.

The hardware ID is:

USB\VID_0BDA&PID_0129&REV_3960
USB\VID_0BDA&PID_0129

Would you be able to help me in this regard or should I create another question?

Thanks in advance

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Missing driver for "Network Controller" in my Inspiron 14Z 5423

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The Realtek Card Reader

http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER01229893M/1/SD-Card_Driver_G8D1M_WN_6.2.8400.39034_A02.EXE

Dr Philip Yip
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RaynardSwan11
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RE: Missing driver for "Network Controller" in my Inspiron 14Z 5423

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Thanks for all your help. Some of the best help I have received in years. Cheers

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Missing driver for "Network Controller" in my Inspiron 14Z 5423

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No problem. Smiley Happy

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mtarek
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RE: Missing driver for "Network Controller" in my Inspiron 14Z 5423

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nice
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