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Wireless PCI Card Antenna Adapter Drivers?

I'm helping a friend set up his new computer. He is currently using the external wireless antenna provided by Dell with his old XPS computer. I can see that it plugs into a PCIex1 card on his motherboard, so I think we should be able to just pop that out and put it in the new computer, right? Unfortunately, I have no idea what model the pci card is, and I'm not sure if it would work without drivers? Any advice?

This *may* be the product he has. Will installing this driver on the new device cause him to be able to use the card?
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  1. You can usually see the model number printed in the PCB or via some sticker.

    Or if you got connection to the internet via cable, you can install the drivers by automatically searching in the internet ( under control panel/device manager). If there is driver support for that, it will find it although not always. Good luck.
  2. this software should identify it

    free for 30 days

    http://www.aida64.com/

    should be under network or pci-e devices

    may not give the manufacturers name but if not it will identify the chipset used--ie atheros and model number or realtek and

    model number etc
  3. What version of Windows are you working with?
  4. WR2 said:
    What version of Windows are you working with?


    7
  5. randomkid said:
    You can usually see the model number printed in the PCB or via some sticker.

    Or if you got connection to the internet via cable, you can install the drivers by automatically searching in the internet ( under control panel/device manager). If there is driver support for that, it will find it although not always. Good luck.


    I've never done this before. How does one search for drivers from device manager?
  6. See if this works for you:
    Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly
    They mention the automatic and manual methods for updating drivers.
    watch the Demo Video
  7. Best answer
    eschooche said:
    I've never done this before. How does one search for drivers from device manager?
    Device Manager should also give you hardware details as well.

  8. Best answer selected by eschooche.
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