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How do I get Wireless back on my Windows XP laptop?

I recently wiped the hard drive on my laptop to get rid of everything that was unneeded. Unfortunately, I used Darik's Boot And Nuke so it got rid of EVERYTHING.

Today, I got the Windows XP Setup Disc in the mail so I managed to get my computer up and running again, the only problem now is that I can't get my internet to work.

I have a Wireless Router at home but my laptop's wireless isn't working at all. It's not flashing, nor is it locating any connections.

How can I fix this to get Wireless back up and running so that I can get back on the Internet?

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What hardware?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to How do I get Wireless bac ...

What make and model of system? This sounds like you didn't get the drivers for your wireless radio installed.

I assume this unit has a Ethernet port. Can you connect a cable between that port and your home router? If so, you can go to the manufacturer's web site and download the drivers.

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Hardware

The Model is:
SMC8014WG.

I have a cable connected to my computer and the modem itself is showing some sort of connection from my laptop, but the laptop isn't getting any connections whatsoever.

I have no clue how to get it working.

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drivers

by patb071 In reply to How do I get Wireless bac ...

go to start, right-click my computer, go to manage and select device manager. Anything with red or yellow you need to install the drivers for. Also check on dells website for all the up-to-date drivers. Another thing that could cause no wireless is a switch that disables the wireless. The location of the switch is usually on the side for front of the laptop, depending on the model

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All Yellow

The things marked in yellow are:

Ethernet Controller
Ethernet Controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
PCI Modem
Unknown Device
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

In that order. I'm not sure how to fix it. I'm rather horrible with computers.

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You will need your Laptop drivers disk....

If you know the make and model of your laptop then go to their website and download the drivers for your laptop. Once downloaded, install the drivers then reboot your laptop.
Hopefully you should get your connection sorted.

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Thanks

I'll try that now and see if it works.

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