Can someone help me with my network adapter driver?

Hi guys, i recently reinstalled windows 7 home premium 64 bit on to my Dell laptop and now my WLAN is not working, when I try and change adapter settings I see no wireless option. pressing the on/off key for wireless has no effect and when I look into my devices, I see my network controller option with an exclamation point. Can someone help me find the proper driver? I dont have factory discs.

Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_422C&SUBSYS_13218086&RE…

Please and thank you.


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With a Dell system, you can normally just enter the service Tag and be taken to your exact system. Probably an Intel WiFi driver or maybe a Dell version.

Did the unit come with Windows 7 installed originally? What model is it?

@ Cooley, that happened to work just fine for me, not sure why I ran into the issue. I got the drivers from the site you provided and installed, restarted, and presto!

@ Saltgrass, it did come with 7 pre-installed and working properly. I had a separate partition for 7.

Thanks for helping me out guys. Appreciate it.

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