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Network Controller driver for Dell inspiron M101Z

by aberintan / August 22, 2011 12:03 AM PDT

Hi,

i just reinstalled 64bit W7 on my Dell inspiron M101Z and now I miss a driver for the Network Controller. I looked on Dell's website, tried W7 Upgrade Advisor, Driver adviser... No Driver for the Network Controller.
Can you guys help?
Thank you.

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Is Win7 64 Bit the Original OS For That Computer?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 1:37 AM PDT

If it's not, then there may not be such a driver.. Contacting Dell would be your best bet.. If there was another operating system on the computer previously, did you write down the Network Controller driver manufacturer, date, and version number BEFORE wiping the drive.. Such information can get you headed in the right direction.. The device manufacturer's website will usually have the drives IF such a driver for 64 bit was produced.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Yes, it is the original OS for the Computer
by aberintan / August 22, 2011 2:08 PM PDT

To clarify, I don't know the Network Controller driver manufacturer but I still have the list with the components from Dell. The thing is, I don't know which one is the Network Controller driver... Anyway, since it is the original OS, what should I do? thank you in advance.

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And You've Installed The Drivers From the Resource/Driver CD
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 23, 2011 4:03 AM PDT

That would be the best option.. If not, then I see a lot of drivers available at the Dell link below:

Drivers & Downloads for Inspiron M101Z

I'd start with the AMD chipset driver (assuming you're using an AMD processor), then move to the correct WLAN driver mentioned there. (Only you can decide which driver manufacturer is correct, which is why I asked about whether you had written such down BEFORE reinstalling.) Either one could be the installer for the Network Controller.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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