I bought a dell laptop from eBay and am trying to install the latest network drivers for windows 8.
I am quite confused as to which ones I actually need. The system spec is here:
Good news, windows update (optional) picked up the following:
Broadcom corporation driver update for Dell Wireless 1701 Bluetooth v3.0+HS
Problem solved :)
Thanks for the help!
The other WLAN cards that are offered with the system are:
In order to install the correct driver for your wireless card, you can check the card installed on your computer from 'Device Manager' and then install the appropriate driver following the steps below:
Please share the findings.
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Hi, thanks but I've tried that already.
Listed under network are:
Bluetooth device (PAN)
Bluetooth device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)
Broadcom 802.11n Network Adaptor
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
There is no mention of any specific wireless card (model or number i.e. 1503, 1701), that's why I had the trouble finding which driver to use.
The ethernet controller was easy enough, just don't know which wireless. How can I find out exactly which card I have? I got the system spec in my first post from the dell website after putting in my service tag so that should list everything in the machine, in theory.
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Thanks for the offer. I will if I get stuck again.
All going well so far, enjoying windows 8 on the laptop!