WiFi Driver for Windows 7 Free Download & Update [2 Easy Ways ]

Workarounds included even without proper Internet access on that computer

By Enya Zhang  Driver Download  Driverswifi adapter   0 Comment

If you’re looking to update the Wi-Fi driver for your Windows 7, you’ve come to the right place. 

No proper Internet access on that computer right now? Don’t worry – we got you covered – check out the 2 methods below to get your network up and running again! 😉

Try these methods

You don’t have to try both methods to get your wireless driver updated; just browse through the list and take your pick:

  1. Update my Wi-Fi driver manually
  2. Update my Wi-Fi driver automatically (Recommended)

Method 1: Update my Wi-Fi driver manually

To update our Wi-Fi driver manually, we might first have to check out what wireless adapter our computer is using, then go to the manufacturer’s official website, find out the latest & correct version of the driver, and download the file and install it all on our own. 

If you can’t access the Internet, you might first have to download the driver on a computer with workable network and then transfer the file to the target computer to install. But if you do have Internet access, do all the steps on the same(target) computer.

The whole manual Wi-Fi driver download & update process needs time, patience and certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not comfortable playing with device drivers, or worrying about any risks in the process, jump to Method 2 to do it automatically.

1) On the keyboard of the target computer, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time, then copy & paste devmgmt.msc into the box and click OK.

2) Locate and double-click on Network adapters to retrieve the brand and model of your Wi-Fi adapter. (Intel(R) Wireless-AC 9560 in my case)

3) On the computer with Internet, go to the brand manufacturer’s official website and check out the Support section for driver downloads.

4) Search the model of your wireless adapter, click the right download link for your Windows 7 OS. Usually a few download options will be listed but you might want to click the first result for the latest driver version.

5) Move the downloaded file to the computer without the Internet.

6) On the computer without the Internet, run the downloaded file (mostly either an exe. file or .inf file) and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the install.

7) Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Method 2: Update my Wi-Fi driver automatically (Recommended)

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the driver for your wireless adapter manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what brand and model of network adapter your computer is using, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

Important: If you don’t have Internet access, make sure to connect your computer to a wired network in order for a quick and smooth Wi-Fi driver download & update. But if you do, follow the steps on the target computer.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan NowDriver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.

Note: You can click Update do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

If you have any problems while using Driver Easy, feel free to contact our support team at support@drivereasy.com. Be sure to attach the URL of this article if needed for more expedient and efficient guidance. 😉

 

There you go – 2 easy ways to get the latest driver for your Windows 7 wireless adapter. Hope this helps and feel free to comment below if you have any further questions. 

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