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

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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? 

  • 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.

    Philip Yip

     

    Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.

  • 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?

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

    Philip Yip

     

    Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.

  • 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

    Philip Yip

     

    Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Philip Yip

     

    Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.

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