Wireless card for Dell Dimension 545 [Windows 7]

Note: I ment Inspiron, but I can't edit the title.

Hello people,

I got a problem with my wireless network card for the PCI slot. (On my Dell Inspiron 545.)

I didn't have troubles on my Windows XP PC with
Sweex LW 142 Lan Card, (I think that's because I can't find good drivers).

So I bought another network card:

Linksys WMP54G.

Does anyone know what I have to do now? Since I'd hear my Linksys doesn't work on Windows 7 yet, but I can't find the drivers for Sweex.

So: The problem: The Sweex driver(/software) doesn't work on Windows 7(/Dell Inspiron 545), it starts after I'd install it, the pc regonizes the LW142, but the driver(/software) doesn't do something.

The Linksys gives an 'Windows can't update your drivers (error 31)'.

Please help me out.


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Sorry, didn't see the Networking section of the forum. :[


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Before you buy something male sure it has he Windows 7 compatinle sticker on tyt

The salesman said the linksys thingy worked well at Windows 7 o.0

Meh, scammed, gonna return that thing and call Dell today :/

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