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Inspiron 9300 + Windows 7


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#1 Pgagliano

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:14 PM

Hello,

I am new to this forum, so please, any help would be appreciated. I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 and just recently installed Windows 7 on this laptop. I need help figuring out if there are any existing Windows 7 drivers for my laptop, mainly the Intel ® ProWireless adapter. If I could just locate this driver, windows update will handle the rest. Thank you!

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:54 PM

Hi Pgagliano,

You can download the driver from the Intel Download Center..link below

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#3 Pgagliano

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:53 AM

I have tried the driver downloads from intel for both windows 7 and windows vista but still have no luck. The driver runs, but there still continues to be no wireless signal even when I reboot.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:13 AM

The Microsoft HCL lists your wireless adapter as incompatible with Windows 7 (according to the manufacturer).

If it looks like I know what I'm doing, there's a pretty good chance the only reason for that is because
I once asked someone to run chkdsk /r and a BC Advisor smacked me in the back of the head.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:17 AM

Would it still be possible to locate a Ethernet driver and connect it via Ethernet cord? Then let windows update try to find the wireless driver?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:33 AM

The latest Dell has is Vista drivers so they may not work.

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&DriverId=R149798
http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/4401.php

Edited by LucheLibre, 02 January 2012 - 10:37 AM.

If it looks like I know what I'm doing, there's a pretty good chance the only reason for that is because
I once asked someone to run chkdsk /r and a BC Advisor smacked me in the back of the head.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:34 PM

@Pgagliano

I've read reports of Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 users using Intel's XP drivers for Windows 7.

What you need to do:

1. Download the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 driver package for Windows XP.

2. Extract the contents of the driver download into a folder on your desktop.

3. Go to the Device Manager, right-click Wireless adapter/network controller, choose Update Driver Software, use the wizard to point to the extracted folder on your desktop, proceed with the installation process, restart your computer.

Please let us know if this works.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:00 PM

And we have a winner! This worked like a charm, exactly what I needed. Thank you all very much for your input, it is very much appreciated!




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