Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:33 PM
I am working on a friend's computer, a Dell Inspiron E1505. It had a terrible virus and I had to reinstall the system (XP SP 3 media edition).
The disk set included a separate disk with many drivers, including those necessary for networking. I installed the driver for the broadband connection and that is working fine. However, there are a variety of drivers for wireless and I have installed several but can't get the wireless to function.
I was thinking perhaps the computer doesn't have the hardware. I looked in system information and under Network, there is no listing of any wireless network adapters or cards. Does this mean the computer doesn't have the hardware it needs for wireless -- or is it simply lacking the driver and I have not yet hit upon the correct one? If it just needs the driver(s), how do I know which ones? And does it hurt to install them all? I am very confused. My friend tells me she thinks it had wireless...
The computer is out of warranty so Dell refuses to give me any help.
I appreciate any help you might have. Thank you.