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    Wireless NIC drivers for Vista

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    I have recently rebuilt my machine but am not sure on what make and model of wireless NIC i have installed, Vista cannot find them automatically for me so i was wondering if anyone know's if there is a way i can find out what card is installed.

    Thanks in advance

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrimpersfan View Post
    Hi there

    I have recently rebuilt my machine but am not sure on what make and model of wireless NIC i have installed, Vista cannot find them automatically for me so i was wondering if anyone know's if there is a way i can find out what card is installed.

    Thanks in advance

    David
    whats the model and make of the motherboard ?

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    Might be easiest just to pop the lid off and have a look. Desktop or Laptop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    Might be easiest just to pop the lid off and have a look. Desktop or Laptop?
    It's a desktop, I have taken the NIC out and it's and fairly sure the manufacturer is edup but not sure what model it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrimpersfan View Post
    It's a desktop, I have taken the NIC out and it's and fairly sure the manufacturer is edup but not sure what model it is.
    is there any serial numbers on the card ect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrimpersfan View Post
    It's a desktop, I have taken the NIC out and it's and fairly sure the manufacturer is edup but not sure what model it is.
    Does it have an 'FCC ID' number on it? If so bang that into google.

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    Cheers guys, i'm at work at the moment but i'll check later and let you know.

    Thanks again.

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    Go into device manager, find the driverless card, right click and then properties.

    go to the details tab and choose "hardware IDs" - you'll get a list of stuff looking like:
    PCI\VEN_1234&DEV_5678

    The 1234 bit is the vendor code; the 5678 is the specific device.

    Now go to PCI Vendor and Device Lists and enter the vendor code and look it up; separately, enter the device code and look it up. There might be more than one 5678 (example!!) but knowing the vendor from the first bit you've now got "who made it" and "what it is"

    If it's something like Intel the drivers will be easy. If it's something like "Joe Bloggs manufacturing, China" then it may be harder but at least you know what it is :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    Go into device manager, find the driverless card, right click and then properties.

    go to the details tab and choose "hardware IDs" - you'll get a list of stuff looking like:
    PCI\VEN_1234&DEV_5678

    The 1234 bit is the vendor code; the 5678 is the specific device.

    Now go to PCI Vendor and Device Lists and enter the vendor code and look it up; separately, enter the device code and look it up. There might be more than one 5678 (example!!) but knowing the vendor from the first bit you've now got "who made it" and "what it is"

    If it's something like Intel the drivers will be easy. If it's something like "Joe Bloggs manufacturing, China" then it may be harder but at least you know what it is :-)
    Thanks srochford

    At the moment when i boot my machine up it tries to install the hardware, when i ask it to automatically install the hardware and drivers it cannot find the drivers (hence the whole problem lol). Would i be able to install the hardware without the drivers?

    At the moment the device does not appear in my device manager.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrimpersfan View Post
    Thanks srochford

    At the moment when i boot my machine up it tries to install the hardware, when i ask it to automatically install the hardware and drivers it cannot find the drivers (hence the whole problem lol). Would i be able to install the hardware without the drivers?

    At the moment the device does not appear in my device manager.

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    cancel the potential install of drivers then revert to the above post for vendor ID ect and post on here and I'm sure we can find them for you,

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    ok going from the vendor device, it says the vendor is atheros, doesn't seem to be able to find the device though.Anyone hsve any idea how i upload a screenshot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrimpersfan View Post
    ok going from the vendor device, it says the vendor is atheros, doesn't seem to be able to find the device though.Anyone hsve any idea how i upload a screenshot?
    there is a manage attachments button when composing a reply, press that fella

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    Call me daft as you already covered it via device manager but I normally tend to use something like one of the following

    everest home edition or SIW ( SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala )

    Can find both via google

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    Managed to sort this thanks to srochfords tips.

    Thanks all

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    Very good information I see there are realy useful tips. I am going to use some i would be glad if u visit my Artikelverzeichnis. but u need understood german



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