sony vaio - no wireless card seen

  onthelimit 14:10 07 May 2010
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After problems, did a full reinstall of Vista 32 Home Premium. All OK, except no wireless. In Device Manager, there is only an ethernet controller under Network Device. Under Other Devices, there are 3 exclamation marks - an ethernet controller, a mass storage controller and an other device. None of them have drivers and they are all 'unknown'. It was OK before - any thoughts please?

  northumbria61 14:46 07 May 2010

The one's with the Yellow exclamation marks - right click and select "Update Driver Software"

  onthelimit 14:48 07 May 2010

No drivers found either from windoze or the net.

  rawprawn 16:21 07 May 2010

click here
Put in your model number and then look at drivers for it.

  onthelimit 16:49 07 May 2010

Took a chance on th Atheros Wireless driver - turned out that's what the unknown 'ethernet controller' was. All working normally now - thanks rawprawn (again!).

  rawprawn 17:03 07 May 2010

Thanks for the feedback, glad you are sorted.
Tick Resolved?

  onthelimit 17:28 07 May 2010

Sorry - I forgot with all the excitement!

  onthelimit 12:04 08 May 2010

Been musing over the problems - if Windows can't recognise a device, and gives no details on it at all, is there any way of discovering it's identity?

  northumbria61 12:25 08 May 2010

SIW (Systems Information for Windows) should give you the details you require -

click here

  northumbria61 12:27 08 May 2010

OR your manufacturers support web site.

  onthelimit 13:28 08 May 2010

Thanks, I'll keep SIW in mind for the next time.

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