I have experience with Windows XP; used it for at least 6 years, but I have NO
experience with Win 7. NONE!
Someone gave me this Dell laptop which did not function correctly. After trying many
alternatives suggested by others, I finally gave up, ran a bootable XP disk,
reformatted the hard drive, ran "fdisk", established partitions, and did a
clean install of a recently purchased Windows 7 Professional. So far, so good.
However, after the installation of Win 7 was completed, the wireless adapter was not recognized and I could not connect to the Internet. So, in the Device Manager, I uninstalled all the network devices and then rebooted. Still no wireless adapter.
I called Dell and they won't even tell me the name of the wireless adapter driver unless I sign up at an exorbitant price for warranty support.
Can anyone out there help me and provide me with the filename of the driver I need?