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A final fix for Vista and Broadcom wireless devices


HP/Compaq finally released the complete Windows Vista drivers for their notebooks using Broadcom wireless network adapter cards. Well, the drivers are available, but if you have an older notebook like me you probably won't see them on your notebooks home product page on the Compaq Web site. HP, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to add the Vista driver links by some strange notebook priority. Newer notebooks get to see the Vista drivers first --- second-class HP citizens like me have to wait.

Well, I'm having a revolution. Thanks to jadedraverla in the notebookreview forums we don't have to wait. Here are some links to freshly-minted Vista drivers. I know they work, because my notebook now has a working wireless connection. Power to the people!

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

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I think you'll find that Linux already has the wifi drivers you require and should work straight out of the box. No Viruses either!

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