I need to update Ralink 802.11g PCI Wireless Network card for an XP PC I got the download on a USB (XP PC cannot connect to internet) I have the download on XP PC desktop as a cabinet file, but I also left the USB in PC and asked the PC to update the driver from the USB, I get the Hardware update window and select Install from a specific location, then I select Search removable media (CD ROM)then next, the wizard says "Cannot find better software than the one you have installed" but the driver is 2006,
The reason I'm trying to update is this PC cannot find an IP address therefore cannot access the internet even when hard wired.
Also there is no "Local area connection" showing in Network widow.
I have not tried uninstalling driver first, I was reluctant as Im not very techie and was worried i might make things worse (if that's possible)will do so after this post if you think it might help.
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In device manager I select 802.11 WLAN > update driver>install from selected location >USB is L:/ so I select that> get the wizard saying could not find software on your PC.
I did wonder if i have downloaded the wrong driver there was two too choose from on Softpedia, would this cause this to happen?
Can I add, in device manager there are four yellow question marks under other devices they are listed 1 to 4
1.802.11wlan (if i look at properties in this it says "The drivers for this device are not installed on your computer and Im given the option to Reinstall drivers I try to install driver from here and the exact same thing happens as described above",
2. ethernet controller,
3 media controller
4. unknown device.
If the network card does not work with the current driver then uninstalling it will not make the slightest difference,as it will still not work.
Do you know what the motherboard is? As it sounds as though you need to install chipset drivers. If you know what motherboard you have it should be pretty simple to find and download the necessary drivers,he types with fingers crossed.