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by mikehale155 / April 1, 2009 8:56 PM PDT

My notebook went wrong and it wouldn?t start, I couldnt find the re-store disk so i passed it to a mate who works in ICT and he to had to re-install it all.

He said he re-installed the wireless drivers as well but it doesn?t work.

(At this point id just like to say that there is no problem with the wireless router as im connected through another laptop to it and a PS3... The wireless switch on the laptop is also on)

When i try to connect to a network it comes up windows is connected to ''Network 4''. (Which is an ethernet cable that ive hooked the laptop up to so that i can come online)

It then says:

Windows cannot find any additional networks

View network computers and devices

Diagnose why Windows can?t find any additional networks (so i click on this)

It identifies that:

''Windows does not have a Wireless network adapter installed and configured''

It gives me the option to ''install wireless networking hardware, and verify that the correct drivers are loaded''

The options i am then given have been no hope at all. I have all windows updates up to date and i?m not sure where else i can go from this as i have very little experience in it..
This is the system information for the notebook:
OS Name Microsoft

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Re: wireless drivers
by Kees Bakker / April 1, 2009 9:02 PM PDT

If you can't find the restore disk, either download the needed drivers from the manufacturers site (such as Dell, Toshiba, Acer) or order a replacement copy. It's as simple as that. Maybe your mate can help you?


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Re: wireless problems
by mikehale155 / April 1, 2009 9:05 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: wireless drivers

"add that last year Maxdata went bust and the only support options are in German."

They've gone bust, so how can i order a new copy and as the site is in german i cant get any support of there website. Not so simple is it?

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In those cases we do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2009 9:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: wireless problems

If the drivers can't be located for say a wifi card we'll replace that card with one we have the drivers for.

Since PCI wifi cards can be found for under 20 and laptop PC-Cards for 20ish this is far cheaper than having some tech scouring the internet for an elusive driver.

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Find someone who understands German then.
by Kees Bakker / April 1, 2009 9:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: wireless problems

It would have made sense to make a backup of your drivers when it still worked. It seems you didn't.

By the way: is the download site for their drivers. I happen to understand German, but I suppose even you could have understood (with some help from
- User support und Treiber (= user support and drivers)
- Treiber und Software (= drivers and software)
- Aktuelle Treiber f

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Re: wireless problems
by mikehale155 / April 1, 2009 10:36 PM PDT

Thanks very much!!!

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