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#1 togermano

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 21:24

It was recently posted about some program to detect the unknown drivers in a computer system.... I am fixing a friends laptop and I cant get the correct wifi drivers for it it is a dell latitude c640. No matter what driver i download from dell.com it doesnt work :(


#2 skilithead

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 21:42

Try this to remove any left over drivers . You may have to unplug the wifi card ,and then plug it back in to get the drivers to install.Do you know which wifi adapter it has ?

http://majorgeeks.co...eper_d6171.html

#3 c.grz

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 21:51

Unknown Device Identifier: http://www.zhangduo.com/udi.html

#4 mr1nv1s1ble

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 21:55

http://www.touslesdr...x.php?v_page=29

Click on "Lancer la detection" and run the plug-in...

It should find it.




Also, there is a program named Driver Magician that work pretty well...



#5 farmeunit

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 22:43

http://www.dell.com/...t/latitude-c640

The wireless card should be accessible from a cover on the bottom on those, I believe. It will tell you exactly what card it is usually.

The 1150 is the only one they show for those. We had some and used that driver with no problems. We had some D610 that had different cards, but they could be aftermarket or replacement parts.

Edit: http://support.dell....ades.htm#999869

#6 evacc44

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 22:59

Someone on neowin posted about www.ma-config.com

I actually had never heard about that site before I read about it on neowin, but I've used it about 5 times since and it has found almost every driver I was missing.