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WiFi Driver Not Available In Manufacturer Website

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    WiFi Driver Not Available In Manufacturer Website


    Hi everyone, I downloaded windows 8.1 and installed it. Then I discovered there were no windows 8 drivers for my computer model in the manufacturer website. I use a Notebook "Compaq Presario CQ57", How can I find drivers that will work for it? (most especially the WiFi driver from previous installation of windows 7 did not work for it). I have checked Driverpack Solution website, my PC was not listed among their list of PCs.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Hi and welcome to EightForums! What is your exact WiFi card name?
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    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64
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    Quote Originally Posted by werty View Post
    Hi and welcome to EightForums! What is your exact WiFi card name?
    I don't know. How do I check that?There is power outage presently in my area. When I know the WiFi card name, then what will I do next? b/c I don't know how do anything on computer (just browsing).
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    Can someone please explain to me how to find drivers for a PC if the manufacture doesn't offer drivers for the OS that has been upgraded to.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise


    Hi, open Control Panel and search for Device manager. Under Network adapters you will see the name of your WiFi card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    NO! there's no way I can connect to the internet. Or does it find updates offline?
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    Quote Originally Posted by werty View Post
    Hi, open Control Panel and search for Device manager. Under Network adapters you will see the name of your WiFi card.
    I found it. "Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n". What will I do next?
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    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Here is the official page for Realtek : Realtek

    More specifically here is the page for your drivers : Realtek

    Click on a server close to you next to : Windows driver auto installation program (support Win8) and here you go.

    This is an executable so download and just click on the file once it's done, it should install automatically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    Here is the official page for Realtek : RealtekMore specifically here is the page for your drivers : RealtekClick on a server close to you next to : Windows driver auto installation program (support Win8) and here you go.This is an executable so download and just click on the file once it's done, it should install automatically.
    Yeah. I think I found it. this one "RTL8188CE". but the download links says CA, US, UK, ....... and so forth. Which would I download? b/c I'm not in US, neither am in UK.
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