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Trouble Installing WLAN card


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#1 Airanth

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:24 PM

Hi,

I am trying to install the WLAN driver for Dell Dimension 9200C desktop computer running Windows XP but I keep getting the error that no compatible hardware was found. I've gone to the appropriate Dell Drivers site for the computer's model and I'm 99% sure I downloaded the correct software for WLAN: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN MiniCard. After going to Device Manager and looking under "Network Adapters", there is no Dell WLAN card at all (direct ethernet connection for internet works). Is it possible that the computer cannot find the WLAN network card, which prevents me from installing the driver software, even though it exists? If so, what can I do? If not, I guess I'll go buy a USB network adapter... Thanks!

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 11:15 PM

Looking at the manuals for said system, I see no mention of wireless capability.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9200C/en/SM_EN/specs.htm#wp1052631

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9200C/en/index.htm

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:51 PM

Ah ok thanks! I should've checked that first before wasting time. I assumed that the system would have the WLAN card if there is driver software for it...




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