08-11-2011 05:40 AM
I was trying to find a wireless adapter driver for my compaq presario cq56 but the problem I have is
there are lots of series with this intial and having some extensions that I cant see on my computer like
- 100 compaq presario cq56-XX Notebook PC and there are more than 20 like this. I dont know which one to choose!
08-11-2011 06:14 AM - edited 08-11-2011 06:15 AM
The easiest way to find out what notebook you have is to let the HP tool identify it for you:
However, there may be several wireless cards that can be installed in your notebook.
You can ID the network card...Click on the missing device in the device manager.
Click on the details tab. If you are running XP, post the top string of characters you see.
If you are running Vista or W7, in the Properties Drop down list, select the second item (Hardware ID's).
Post the top string of characters you see. Those will ID the manufacturer and model of the network card.
Then I can send you the link to the drivers.
Also, post the operating system you are running and if it is 32 or 64 bit.
12-08-2011 01:22 AM
please this is my hardware ads so u can help me now
12-08-2011 06:11 AM
You have the Ralink wireless adapter.
Since you didn't mention what version or what bit operating system you have, I am assuming Windows 7.
This is the latest driver.
If your Ralink card also has built in Bluetooth, then you need this driver too:
05-13-2012 10:15 PM
well thank you Paul , I don't know about the other guy ,but I used info you gave him and I installed the driver and Im wireless . thank you for your help. Im running windows 7 ultimate on this 64 bit system. Just upgraded op system and somehow lost my network adapter driver.
I assumed I had that same network adapter and downloaded driver and was wireless in 20 seconds
Mark, In Detroit
07-16-2012 04:32 PM - edited 07-16-2012 04:33 PM
hey there, im on windows 7 and my wireless adapter hardware id is
can you help me find the driver for the wireless/lan adapter?
07-16-2012 04:49 PM
You bet I can, heavymetalnz.
Below is the link to the latest driver for your Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN adapter.
- HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 10)
- Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection (Windows 7)
- Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8)
- HP PCs - Using Bluetooth Devices (Windows 10, 8)
- HP PCs – Computer Stops Responding or Becomes Very Slow After Connecting to the Internet (Windows 10, 8)