doesn't use wireless driver from vista

Perris Calderon

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finally installed the os, can't get on line though it can't find a driver for my wireless card

any solutions?\

ps, really surprised how fast this installed, about 15 minutes
 

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you might have to download the driver from the card manufacturer. What brand card is it?
 

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thanx johnny, it's broadcom, went to their site, will have to download while booted to vista then install

preciate the help
 

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thanx johnny, it's broadcom, went to their site, will have to download while booted to vista then install

preciate the help
silly perris, it's a marvell top dog ec85

I went to their site and they don't show any support for windows 7, I suppose it's in their beta program but that's not public
 

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Download the Vista driver... if it refuses to install, right click on the installer file, properties, compatibility, set it to Vista.

Should install then.
 

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Download the Vista driver... if it refuses to install, right click on the installer file, properties, compatibility, set it to Vista.

Should install then.
will give that a go next time I boot, thanx
 

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Is this a gateway laptop? how old is it ?
 

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Is this a gateway laptop? how old is it ?
ya, about a year old, three gig intel core2, 260 gig hardrive, not a bad piece of hardware

anyway, I did what both of you guys said, per johnny I went to the marvel site, downloaded the latest driver, they didn't have one for 7 so per bmc I forced the install, it's working perfectly without having to use compatability mode

thanx guys
 

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Awesome... You will find that a lot of the vista drivers work with windows 7 ...
 

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ya, about a year old, three gig intel core2, 260 gig hardrive, not a bad piece of hardware

anyway, I did what both of you guys said, per johnny I went to the marvel site, downloaded the latest driver, they didn't have one for 7 so per bmc I forced the install, it's working perfectly without having to use compatability mode

thanx guys

Yeah... the installer is checking for the os and doesn't recognize 7... my wife's laptop did the same thing... the drivers themselves were fine, though.
 

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