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Restored Dell 600m doesn't have any network drivers

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March 24, 2010 7:57:19 PM

I recently restored a Dell 600m, and no drivers for the wireless or ethernet were installed. So I plugged in a 3G stick, and Windows couldn't automatically find any drivers for it online, so I went to Dell.com, and found my model, but there's like 25 network drivers to choose from. Searching using the service tag doesn't come up with any network drivers. I've tried using the driver reset utility, doesn't work at all. And it did not come with a disc. I can only remember that it was an Intel PRO Set Wireless.
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March 26, 2010 6:39:02 PM

I've noticed with Dell's that it is usually a game of playing mix and match with the network card drivers. Chances are that it is the Intel driver, so give that a go first. It won't hurt the computer by trying out drivers, as the set up program will tell you that the device isn't there.
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March 27, 2010 1:04:11 AM

Like buwish says keep trying until you find one that works, most of the specs for that model I can find say it's a dell card so it really could be anything!
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March 27, 2010 1:15:30 AM

Call Dell, give them your Laptop's model # and ask them what network driver from the 25 listed you need, and request a CD as a safety net.
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March 27, 2010 10:44:50 PM

I suggest you to contact dell via chat, email or telephone, gave the service tag, express service and the name of the owner of the laptop and explain them that you need the model name of your network adapter, this request doesn't matter if the warranty of this laptop has expired. They have all this information, they also can provide you the ftp link of the driver.
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May 25, 2010 11:59:15 PM

OK, I managed to fix it by getting drivers off of the Intel website.
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