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Question need help with installing wireless router? - 11-07-2010, 12:06 AM

I had to have my inspiron mini 1012 wiped after it contracted a nasty list of viruses. (more to that story, some other time)

My brother is the tech savvy one, and he wiped it and instaled a valid version of windows 7. He got the computer working, but in order to connect to the internet I need to be physically connected with a cable. My brother didn't have time to install what I guess is called the wireless router, or what ever it is called that allows me to connect to networks wirelessly.

basically I need a really simple how-to-install the network reciever thingy... (im clueless when it comes to computers)

any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Cool 11-07-2010, 12:26 AM

re-installing windows isnt all that needs to be done, all the Dell drivers and Dell applications need to be installed also.....after that then all you should have to do is run the wireless network setup wizard in windows


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Default 11-07-2010, 07:44 PM

I've talked with my brother, and it seems that i have windows and most of the dell drivers and such installed, but the problem is I have the proper wifi routers, but they are in 32 bit and i have the 64 bit, and there is a step i need to do in order to convert the drivers to 64 bit.

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Default 11-07-2010, 07:47 PM

most of the 32bit drivers will work with 64bit installs


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Default 11-07-2010, 10:16 PM

You cannot "convert" the drivers. but as Rich says, most current32-bit drivers will work ok. Have you tried Windows Update to see if you can get the proper drivers? Windows 7 has drivers for the wireless cards Dell uses.

You're not looking for a "router", which is an external box.


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Default 11-24-2010, 02:05 PM

if you've got an internet connection, check the wireless drivers are installed.

if they are, you just need to search for your network, connect to it (entering the key if needed) and you're set. shouldn't have to touch the router.

also, check the wireless is turned on
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