i've got an ol' Dell Latitude d-505, and i'm having a problem i used to have some time ago.
the drivers cd simply does not supply a network controller, or a wireless broadbcom adapter driver either
in the past i've managed after MONTHS of searching- to get it right and working..but sadly :( i lost the network and wireless drivers
i've executed Everest to try and find what drivers should i look for, but NOTHING seems to work :(
please, please help me.
The driver for the wired network connection is the Intel Pro/100 VE driver. The wireless driver for your system will depend on which wireless card you have. It might be an Intel Pro/Wireless card, or it could be a Dell Wireless card. Without knowing which card you have installed I can't tell you which is the driver for yours.
The drivers for both are definitely on the Drivers & Utilities CD, although my recommendation would be to get the latest driver(s) from the Dell support website.
You can request replacement reinstallation media for US purchased systems here.Dell Drivers & Downloads for all systems.
Here's how to fix any Dell Latitude that is not finding drivers
1. Go to Device Manager (Start > Right-click My Computer > Manage > Device Manager)
2. Double-Click unknown device "?" to open
3. Details Tab
4. Use drop-down to select "Hardware IDs"
5. Search the internet for the shortest ID listed
6. Bob's your uncle and you've found the driver to download/install