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A factory reset has knocked off my Wi-Fi driver, how do I get it back without Internet access?

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April 12, 2014 3:17:39 AM

So I have got 4 unknown devices and one of them is my network card. I have been asking this same question many times because the answerers each time can't qute understand two things; I CAN'T get access to the Internet on it and the laptop is CUSTOM MADE so I can't go to the manufacturer's website (even then some people probably won't get it). I can find the drivers for them no problem but I just can't install them for some reason. Would it work if I did another factory reset?
April 12, 2014 3:42:29 AM

A really similar thing happened to my graphics card that i cant install the drivers because my PC couldn't detect it. Im asuming that it is broken or faulty.
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a c 539 $ Windows 7
April 12, 2014 3:43:17 AM

Go into Device Manager, find the WiFI adapter, and get the make and model of the adapter.
Go to their website, find the right driver, and put it on a USB stick.
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April 12, 2014 3:55:34 AM

Hi

I understand you are frustrated and have not been able to solve your problem

You need to give more information about your laptop and its operating system
I assume from above your Windows 7 is 64 bit

WiFi card 150mbs implies N but not manufacturer
What have you done to identify it ?

Is your network chip driver loaded for connection to internet modem/ router/switch by cat 5 or 6 network cable?

suitable diagnostic programs to determine components identity & model
Belarc Advisor.
HWinfo (32 or 64)
tweaking.com Hardware identify

www.majorgeeks.com
is a good source for safely downloading these diagnostic programs


What to you mean by Factory Reset ?
(most people would think that is re installing from a set of recovery DVD's or a recovery partition
and in most cases that includes all the drivers you need or includes a Driver & utilities disk)
There is usually a option of formating first (loose all data but more likely to succeed
or overwriting operating system files only not necessarily the registry

Since you are here I presume you have another PC and both have usb ports to transfer driver?

What tdo you mean by Custom Made?
please give more details

Finally a Dell, HP or Toshiba laptop would use network chips, wireless mini cards, Graphic Chips, motherboard chipsets etc by many companies but you would go to Dell, HP or Toshiba for the drivers as they may be customised by or for Dell, HP or Toshiba.
Who do you mean by the manufacturer ? Dell, HP or Toshiba or the likes of Broadcom, AMD, Intel, etc

regards
Mike Barnes
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April 12, 2014 4:22:53 AM

USAFRet said:
Go into Device Manager, find the WiFI adapter, and get the make and model of the adapter.
Go to their website, find the right driver, and put it on a USB stick.


I have already tried that but it didn't go on properly
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a c 539 $ Windows 7
April 12, 2014 4:25:30 AM

Legolas8181 said:
USAFRet said:
Go into Device Manager, find the WiFI adapter, and get the make and model of the adapter.
Go to their website, find the right driver, and put it on a USB stick.


I have already tried that but it didn't go on properly


What do you mean? What didn't 'go on properly'?
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