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10-08-2013 01:38 PM - edited 10-08-2013 01:38 PM
I have just reinstalled windows 7 64bit on my CQ57 but it cannot find the drivers for the wifi, ethernet and network,
The problem i have is i dont know what model of card it has and what drivers it needs
Does anyone know what the model number of the wifi is and what drivers i need?
Model number for laptop is: CQ57-302SA
It is now unfortunatly out of warrenty
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10-08-2013 01:46 PM
Below is the link to the wired network driver you need.
You will need to post the hardware ID for the Network Controller (wireless card) listed in the device manager under the Other Devices category.
If you do not know where to find the hardware ID, please read the info at the link below:
10-09-2013 08:05 AM
Please read the guide on where to find the hardware ID once you click on the Network Controller Device.
You click on the network controller device.
Then there are tabs on the top of the window. Click on the Details tab.
Now you see a line labeled Property.
There is a dropdown list that is defaulted to Device Description
Drop down on that line and select the second item on the list just under the device description label and it will be labeled Hardware Id's.
Then you will see in the window after you select hardware ID's a list of characters that look something like this:
I need you to post the top string of characters of what you see. So for this example, I would need this line:
Without that hardware ID, there isn't a thing I can do to help you other than to post the links to about 25 different wireless card drivers until you find the right one that works.
The problem with that method is sometimes trying too many drivers messes up the registry in your operating system and it can cause problems with installing the driver that is supposed to work.