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I can't open my desktop to see what wireless card is installed in it.

And WinXP doesn't recognized it.

How can I find out manufacture and model of card?

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First, if you can't get inside the desktop, you need to state that. Have you considered booting from a Linux CD? Maybe Linux has the drivers to work with it. Then you'll at least be able to discover the chip set. –  Everett Nov 19 '10 at 20:38
    
Than you for editing your comment to include that information. –  Everett Nov 19 '10 at 20:49

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I like using SIW (System Information for Windows) for this sometimes.

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Try speccy

From website:

Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there's a problem!

I have also found Unknown device Identifier. I have not used this software but appears to be doing what you are looking for:

Unknown Device Identifier enables you to identify the yellow question mark labeled Unknown Devices in Device Manager. And reports you a detailed summary for the manufacturer name, OEM name, device type, device model and even the exact name of the unknown devices.

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I would take the model number or even the part number of the laptop and look up specs on it. There you could easily find the make and model of the wireless card.

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it's a desktop... –  KronoS Nov 19 '10 at 20:32
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You didn't mention that you couldn't open the desktop and look inside of it. If Windows XP doesn't recognize the device, the OS can't tell you anything about it. If you can't open the desktop and look inside, maybe a magic 8 ball would help? –  Everett Nov 19 '10 at 20:36
    
May be some sorf of software? –  Dmitry Nov 19 '10 at 20:39
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You could still do this for a desktop. Why do you think you couldn't? Anyways, it takes about as much effort to open it up and look yourself than it does to find the model number and Google it... –  David Nov 19 '10 at 20:41
    
Who -1 -ed me? Obviously someone who doesn't know much about computers... My answer is completely legitimate, and if it isn't than I guess my whole career is a lie... Give a reason if your going to -1 someone please. –  David Nov 19 '10 at 20:43

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