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How to figure out what type of wireless card I have?

reinstalling windows etc.
Need to figture out what driver is needed to get my wirless card working.
I cannot see a name on the card. :/

How can i figure this out.
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May not be able to see an actual name on the card, but there should be a model number printed on it somewhere.
Just write down the numbers you see and google them.
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Try this:

To determine device drivers:
Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Information. Click on "components" and highlight "problem devices". Any hardware device with a driver problem will be listed here. Make a note of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will contain a Vendor number and a Device number (VEN. . . . DEV. . . .)
both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  Check the manufacturer's website.  If no joy there, try a driver database like Driverguide:

These hardware diagnostics are all free:

Siw: (as suggested by aleinss above)

If you have problems downloading, use the System Indformation proceedure to find out the manufacturer of the driverless chips...
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Ok I found the audio driver...  the 2nd one is a network controller.
I cannot seem to find the correct driver for it though.

This is the info I gathered.
Company: Ralink Tech.
Chip Number:       2460 802.11b
Chip Description:       RT2460 802.11b Baseband/MAC integrated chip

Can you confirm the driver I need for this?
Its a wireless card.
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