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Wizard-09
Hello All,

Ready for pulling my hair out, unable to find driver for a network controller for a packard bell easy note tj74, wireless will not work any help would be great, thanks :) OS Win 7 32 bit
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    seanferd

    Those ship with Win 7 on them.

    I would check any optical disks or restore partitions or installation folders on the HDD for this. Or just go to the PB support page for your exact model and download it.

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    Wizard-09

    But I wiped the hole thing, put ubuntu 10.4 on it, then I got the new Mac book pro so reinstalled winblows 7 to sell it, checked the website can not find anything for network controller for the packard bell easy note tj74, the help would be great at this 3 hours now ready to cry

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    seanferd

    But from what media did you re-install Win 7? The PB OEM media, however it came, should have the driver.

    Ugh. I can't get PB UK to load at all. Timeout, interruptions, and gateway errors.

    If you installed from PB media, are you sure the driver is not loaded? What do you see in Device Manager?

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    seanferd

    http://www.packardbell.co.uk/pb/en/GB/content/download

    Notebook → Easynote → EN TJ74 → pick your Win 7 32 bit OS version.

    I tried with 7 32-bit Home Basic, and I see an Atheros wireless driver. <b>Scroll down</b>. Use the inner scrollbar in the little file display window.

    7 32-bit Home Basic driver:
    http://global-download.packardbell.com/GDFiles/Driver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless%20LAN_Atheros_8.0.0.171_W7x86W7x64_A.zip?acerid=633994078357245221&Step1=Notebook&Step2=EasyNote&Step3=EN%20TJ74&OS=732&LC=en&BC=Packard%20Bell&SC=EMEA_27P

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    Wizard-09

    Think I downloaded that one, the thing is nothing for wireless showns up for wireless connection under network connections, I will try when I get home, the only one that seems to be missing is the network controller thats marked yellow, I will try this when I get home then, thanks.

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    seanferd

    Once you install that driver, if you get no joy, delete the bad wireless from Device Manager and reboot. See if it pick the right driver.

    Make sure the wireless is turned on when installing, maybe. (Laptop wireless switch.)

    Does ipconfig /all turn up a wireless adapter?

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    Wizard-09

    Been driving me nuts that I can't find the driver, at work at the moment, don't finish for another 2 hours, if not I am going to take a hammer to the thing, when I installed ubuntu 10.4 on it everything worked wireless in all, never had to change anything, then when you but winblows on you have problem after problem Hence why I have moved to MAC

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    seanferd

    Hope it works for you.

    Funny, that. I've never had to go hunting for drivers when installing a non-Windows OS, either. For windows, I always make sure I keep an updated archive of OEM drivers for any machine. They disappear from the internet sometimes.

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    Wizard-09

    No wireless working, nothing shown under network connects for the wireless connection, no yellow marks under devise manager, I'm losted. I have a button I push, but still nothing help please lol

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    Wizard-09

    I got the right driver and launcher for my hotkeys, I hate winblows lol thanks for the help anyways as always

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    seanferd

    Headdesk!

    I've heard quite a bit of complaining about Dell's hotkey setup. I had no idea the system would let you install the wrong driver and then not let you know somehow.

    I'm glad it is working now. Good detectivating!

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    Wizard-09

    Took me around 5 - 6 hours to resolve, but was I ever so glad to see that wireless sign pop up lol.

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    seanferd

    Those ship with Win 7 on them.

    I would check any optical disks or restore partitions or installation folders on the HDD for this. Or just go to the PB support page for your exact model and download it.

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    Wizard-09

    But I wiped the hole thing, put ubuntu 10.4 on it, then I got the new Mac book pro so reinstalled winblows 7 to sell it, checked the website can not find anything for network controller for the packard bell easy note tj74, the help would be great at this 3 hours now ready to cry

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    seanferd

    But from what media did you re-install Win 7? The PB OEM media, however it came, should have the driver.

    Ugh. I can't get PB UK to load at all. Timeout, interruptions, and gateway errors.

    If you installed from PB media, are you sure the driver is not loaded? What do you see in Device Manager?

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    seanferd

    http://www.packardbell.co.uk/pb/en/GB/content/download

    Notebook → Easynote → EN TJ74 → pick your Win 7 32 bit OS version.

    I tried with 7 32-bit Home Basic, and I see an Atheros wireless driver. <b>Scroll down</b>. Use the inner scrollbar in the little file display window.

    7 32-bit Home Basic driver:
    http://global-download.packardbell.com/GDFiles/Driver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless%20LAN_Atheros_8.0.0.171_W7x86W7x64_A.zip?acerid=633994078357245221&Step1=Notebook&Step2=EasyNote&Step3=EN%20TJ74&OS=732&LC=en&BC=Packard%20Bell&SC=EMEA_27P

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    Wizard-09

    Think I downloaded that one, the thing is nothing for wireless showns up for wireless connection under network connections, I will try when I get home, the only one that seems to be missing is the network controller thats marked yellow, I will try this when I get home then, thanks.

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    seanferd

    Once you install that driver, if you get no joy, delete the bad wireless from Device Manager and reboot. See if it pick the right driver.

    Make sure the wireless is turned on when installing, maybe. (Laptop wireless switch.)

    Does ipconfig /all turn up a wireless adapter?

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    Wizard-09

    Been driving me nuts that I can't find the driver, at work at the moment, don't finish for another 2 hours, if not I am going to take a hammer to the thing, when I installed ubuntu 10.4 on it everything worked wireless in all, never had to change anything, then when you but winblows on you have problem after problem Hence why I have moved to MAC

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    seanferd

    Hope it works for you.

    Funny, that. I've never had to go hunting for drivers when installing a non-Windows OS, either. For windows, I always make sure I keep an updated archive of OEM drivers for any machine. They disappear from the internet sometimes.

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    Wizard-09

    No wireless working, nothing shown under network connects for the wireless connection, no yellow marks under devise manager, I'm losted. I have a button I push, but still nothing help please lol

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    Wizard-09

    I got the right driver and launcher for my hotkeys, I hate winblows lol thanks for the help anyways as always

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    seanferd

    Headdesk!

    I've heard quite a bit of complaining about Dell's hotkey setup. I had no idea the system would let you install the wrong driver and then not let you know somehow.

    I'm glad it is working now. Good detectivating!

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    Wizard-09

    Took me around 5 - 6 hours to resolve, but was I ever so glad to see that wireless sign pop up lol.