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Maybe I'm just lazy, but I really don't want to open this computer up and look. I'd like to know the type of wireless network card I have, but CPU-Z doesn't tell me. I need drivers for my wireless network card so the Device Manager just files it under Other Devices -> Network Controller.

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related (if not even duplicate): – akira Jan 17 '11 at 6:12
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You can use Device Manager to get the vendor and device IDs for the various PCI and USB devices on your system, and then a quick Google search will help you find the make and model.

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Yeah but that won't help me. My bad... I was making the assumption that people knew that I couldn't get that information from the Device Manager. Please edit your answer or delete it. – DJTripleThreat Jan 17 '11 at 1:59
@DJTripleThreat: You can always get IDs, even from unknown devices. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jan 17 '11 at 2:01
Under Details I see a drop down list with information. None of them say anything about VendorIDs. One does say Device Instance ID. Is that it? – DJTripleThreat Jan 17 '11 at 2:06
Dunno. Post what it is and I can tell you (I don't have a Windows machine around to verify the name). – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jan 17 '11 at 2:10
@Ignacio... I think it might have worked. I'm downloading drivers based off a google search. Here is the Device Instance ID: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4318&SUBSYS_044914E4&REV_02\4&13699180&0&3848 – DJTripleThreat Jan 17 '11 at 2:20

Start -> Control Panel -> System ICON -> Hardware -> Device Manager - Look under Network Adapters.

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+1 for putting me in the right direction. Ignacio was able to get me where I needed though. – DJTripleThreat Jan 17 '11 at 2:35

I don't think that software is able to tell you what make or model number your wireless card is. It can only tell you what chip-set it uses. Fortunately that is usually enough to get working drivers for the device.

I would boot a linux live cd and run lspci -v from the command line to get the hardware details.

System Information for Windows appears to do the trick from windows. I tried the freeware version.

Windows Equivalent for lspci?

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