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Dell Latitute network controller driver missing for windows 7

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Hey all, I have a Dell Latitude E4300 with a missing "network controller" driver in device manager.  This handles the wifi.  wifi works fine when i swap out the hard drive and use windows xp hard drive.  I've looked up the driver on Dell via the service tag of the computer and on Intel Proset section.  I have yet to find the correct match.  Please assist.
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by:Stephen McTigue
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Can you locate a wireless driver for Windows Vista on the Dell support website? Vista drivers usually work for Windows 7.
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if you have unknown devices in device manager, you can use this precedure to identify them :

Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information.
Now select  "Components" and highlight "Problem Devices".
All hardware devices with a driver problem will be listed here.
Make a note of the first line of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will show a Vendor number and a Device number (VENxxxxDEVxxxx) both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:   http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  
Check the manufacturer's website first or google them - or post them here
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I found the dell driver on their support site through a variety of google searches.  Finally, one came up with the 64 bit version I needed.
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It was the answer and I provided it.
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