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lost network adater after reinstallation of vista

Dear Community, for several reasons I decided to reinstall Vista on my dell inspiron 530s desktop.

I had a network adapter before and was able to connect to my home network and internet , email etc., but after re-formatting and rein-stalling vista I have no network adapter and drivers etc. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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Re: lost network adater after reinstallation of vista

Hi,

You can install the Ethernet and wireless drivers for your computer. To download the correct driver for Ethernet/wireless card of your computer, you need to check the wireless card installed on your computer from ‘Device Manager’:

  • Click on “Start” and right click on “Computer”.
  • Click on “Manage”.
  • Click on “Device Manager”.
  • Under “Network adapters”, you will find the Ethernet/wireless driver listed.
  • Right click on it and click on “uninstall”. (Check and make a note of the driver installed on your system and re-install the wireless driver from the below links accordingly).

 Following are the links available for Ethernet and wireless card shipped with this computer. You can install the applicable drivers.

  1. Realtek Ethernet driver: http://dell.to/Rt79G5
  2. Intel Ethernet driver: http://dell.to/WjKM7c
  3. Dell 1505 Wireless card: http://dell.to/WjKVaN
  4. Asus wireless PCI adapter: http://dell.to/Rt9z7D

Steps to download drivers:-

  • Click 'Download file' to download the list to a folder you will designate.
  • Click 'Save'. Then designate the folder you would like to save the files to.
  • Once you have designated the folder you would like to save your files to, Click 'OK'.
  • Selected downloads will automatically start downloading. You can Pause , Stop , or Continue downloading the items you have selected. Next is Installation.
  • To start installation, Click Open folder. Right-click a downloaded file and select the option to ‘Run as administrator’.
  • A small window will appear with 'Continue' and 'Exit' buttons, click 'Continue'.
  • In the Select the folder where you want to unzip the files to window, click OK.
  • If a message appears asking to create a folder, click 'Yes'. If a message appears asking to overwrite the folder, click 'Yes to All'.
  • In the All files were successfully unzipped window, click OK.
  • A new window will appear, follow the prompts that appear to finish the installation.
  • Restart your computer.

For more drivers and downloads related to your system, click on the link: http://dell.to/OukFUO and the Service Tag of your computer.

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Thanks and regards,
DELL-Chinmay S
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Re: lost network adater after reinstallation of vista

Hi,

Thank you for your quick response. I have received the system Service Tag of your computer.

You can download the following drivers on your computer:

For more drivers and downloads you can click on link: http://dell.to/V1GnlP

Keep me posted with results.

Thanks and regards,
DELL-Chinmay S
#IWork4Dell 
To know more about Dell’s products, services and drivers & downloads, please go here

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