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CoreyLyvers
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Re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium but no wireless connection?

I'm trying to figure out what my network card is called and how I get drivers for it... Here is my computer model:

Dell

P10F001

Inspiron N5010

It is a laptop. 

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Re: Re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium but no wireless connection?

Hi CoreyLyvers,

Welcome to the Community

In response to your query, “Re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium but no wireless connection?” please download and install the wireless drivers by using the following links based on the wireless card you have on the system. To check for the wireless card please go to “Device Manager” and check under “Network Adapters.”

For Atheros:

www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

For Broadcom:

www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

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CoreyLyvers
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Re: Re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium but no wireless connection?

I ended up going to the dell website and put my service tag in to get the drivers that way, however they didn't work. I had my friend look over my computer and he asked why I put 32bit windows on when I should of put 64 bit and he said that is whats causing the drivers not to work. Is he series is that the cause? Do I need to reinstall windows again? 

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium but no wireless connection?

Most are 32 bit and 64 bit. Some are 64 bit only however. How much RAM do you have, it may be worthwhile sticking to the 64 bit.

Dr Philip Yip
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CoreyLyvers
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Re: Re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium but no wireless connection?

The ram in the laptop I believe is 4gb. But what I'm wondering is installing 32bit on it does that cause the computer to not allow the drivers for my network adapter card?

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium but no wireless connection?

Some of the network.drivers are 32 bit only, what driver in particular are you trying to install?

Dr Philip Yip
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Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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Philip_Yip
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Re: Re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium but no wireless connection?

Okay for drivers, the ones crossed out are 64 bit only. The ones with the italic black writing are both 32 and 64 bit. The blue hyperlinks are 32 bit equivalent drivers fot the ones that are 64 bit only. The ones with the * I think will work but I'm not sure because of the exact wording, you should try these and let me know if they work.

R260746 Dell System Software

R260745 Dell System Software

R257260 HM57 Express Chipset Family

R283061 Intel Management Interface

R294101 RTS159 Card Reader

R275031 Turbo Boost Monitor

R257298 Intel Turbo Boost Technology

R273110 Intel Rapid Storage Technology

R285472 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD

R285477 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD

R272410 AMD HD5650, 5470, 4200, 550v

CONEXANT_D400-USB-MODEM_RY5VP_A02_SETUP_ZPE.exe

CONEXANT_D400-USB-MODEM_DDK3R_A02_SETUP_ZPE.exe

CONEXANT_D400-USB-MODEM_J6N4K_A02_SETUP_ZPE.exe

CONEXANT_D400-USB-MODEM_V4HFC_A01_SETUP_ZPE.exe

CONEXANT_D400-USB-MODEM_DPP14_A00_SETUP_ZPE.exe

R257292 Realtek Ethernet RT8103T

R279550 Centrino Wireless N

R279450 Centrino Wireless N

R311896 Centrino Advanced-N 6230, Wireless-N 1030

R258276 WLAN 1501 Half Mini-Card

R252544 Wireless 1520 802.11n MiniCard WLAN

R252283 Intel WiFi Link 6200, WiMax Link 6250, WiFi Link 6250

R283922 Intel WiMax Link 6250, WiFi Link 6250*

R247430 WiMax Link 6250

R287854 WiMax Link 6250*

R273948 Wireless 365 Bluetooth

R226746 Bluetooth 365 Application

R284575 Intel Wireless Display Connection Manager

R314281 Intel Wireless Display Connection Manager

R257288 Touchpad

R280657 IDT Audio

R257296 Dell Quickset

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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CoreyLyvers
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Re: Re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium but no wireless connection?

All I'm trying to do is get my wireless network adapter to work. I cant connect to the internet wirelessly at all. I'm assuming its because it needs a driver update but I have no idea were to look.

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium but no wireless connection?

You have not told us exactly what wireless driver you have so I have listed all the network drivers.

You should download the correct one to a USB stick on another computer and install it.

In addition you should definitely have the Dell System Software and the Video driver installed if you haven't installed them already.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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CoreyLyvers
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Re: Re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium but no wireless connection?

I have successfully got it working. Thank you to everyone who helped me.

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