"anybody know a way i can be shure windows will be able to find them?"
Let me be blunt. Windows XP has no such feature. And "driver finder" programs are a disaster. What this means is when we elect to reinstall this OS we get to learn how to install Windows and find drivers. The 2Wire drivers are installed MUCH LATER in the install process so be sure to read your Dell Docs at dell.com (I can't supply a link because the model of the Inspiron is something I can't find in this discussion along with what CDs you have to work with). But Dell does document how to reinstall the OS.
ok i have a dell inspiron laptop. it has a 2wire pcmcia card, i dont have the disk for it,cant find the right software online. i want to restore my laptop to factory settings. Thanks to advice frome a cnet moderator ive decided to use windows wifi configuration utility, but in the past ive had problems with windows finding drivers aoutomaticaly. anybody know a way i can be shure windows will be able to find them? Im running xp pro.