what wireless card do I have?

I have a wireless PCMCIA card that I'm trying to it going on an XP system. But the card has no manufacturing markings, other than wireless card. So is there a free software I could run to find out who made the card so I can download drivers for it. I did plug it in a Win7 system hoping win7 would have the driver then I could see who made it, but nope, no drivers.
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There are tools like DriverGenius that can scan your hardware and have a large library of drivers that it knows of and will install for you, but if it doesn't have any markings or a real manufacturer it is MOST LIKELY a very cheap card made in China (or similar) and won't have drivers you can download or find anywhere... with products like these the drivers change so quickly that you could buy two at the same time and each would use a different driver.

The bright side? Another one, including a driver CD, will probably only run you about $10.

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Try using Everest Home Edition (http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html) and see what it tells you.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If it has a MAC address label, that will tell you the manufacturer. If not even that, then I agree with the prior post that the card may be junk. .... Thinkpads_User
unfortuneitly not all drivers are installed automatically or are compatable with every operating system.

to fined out what hardware you have installed just download speccy from the following website.

This is a free/open source program that will tell you all kinds of information about your hardware. Once it identify's what hardware you have installed, just search on eg google for the drivers.

check out the ther software developed by the company - i personally recomment ccleaner and would be lost without it.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Also have a look at PCI32.


PCI32 returns the PCI ID of every PCI-compliant device installed in the system (most devices are PCI compliant nowadays).  It also knows many common devices by vendor-ID and subsystem-ID, and can report the device name.  In the worst case, even if it doesn't know the specific device in question, it displays the vendor ID number and the subsystem ID number; with that information, you can Google to find who made the device and what model it is.
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