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Jazwaz
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Network Drivers for Dell XPS 8700 Desk Top

I had to do a complete reinstall of Windows 7 fro disk as I had some serious virus problems.

All went well except I am no longer able to get online as my network drivers have been deleted.

I have obtained the driver details via device manager and my device requires a:

Atheros

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_0291028&REV_01

Using a USB wireless driver I have tried Dells driver update and it fails to recognize this driver even thought it was installed by them in the factory. Desk top is about 8 months old. I have also endeavored to search the internet using these details but have not been able to locate the driver. Anybody had this problem and able to help? Frustrated!

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Network Drivers for Dell XPS 8700 Desk Top

Its a Dell Wireless 1703 (Atheros) card, try this Windows 7 driver:

http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02988710M/1/Network_Driver_9T8XY_WN32_10.0.0.309_A03.EXE

Dr Philip Yip
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Jazwaz
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RE: Network Drivers for Dell XPS 8700 Desk Top

I loaded this driver and while it works fine it only allows me to see my 2.4GHZ network and not the 5GHZ network. I accept the Dell wireless 1703 is only a 2.4CHZ but my XPS8700 prior to the crash and having to do a complete reinstall was finding and connecting to my 5GHZ network. Should I be using a different driver and if so which one. I have now upgraded to windows 10.
Hoping  you can help

Thanks

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