Driver Details

Atheros Wireless 1525 WLAN Mini Card Desktops, v., A00

DW1525 - WLAN MiniCard XP

Fixes & Enhancements

Initial Release


Version, A00



Release date

09 Feb 2010

Last Updated

07 Jul 2012



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R248645.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 15MB
Format DescriptionThis file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

Applies to

Wireless 1525 WLAN Mini Card Desktops

Installation instructions

Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with HTML Pop-Up Window for

1.Click Download Now, to download the file.
2.When the File Download window appears, click Save this program to
disk (Windows XP users, click Save) and click OK. The Save In: window
3.From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4.If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file
name icon appears on your desktop.

1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled R248645.exe.
The Self-Extractor window appears.
2.Click OK or Continue.
The Self-Extracting Driver Installation window appears and prompts to
extract files to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R248645.
3.Leave all of the default settings and click Unzip or OK. If the
directory doesn't exist, you'll be prompted to create one. Click Yes. A
Self Extractor window appears and indicates C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R248645 files were
4.Click OK.
Follow the on-screen installation instructions in the window.

HTML Pop-Up With Install Now Button
1.The Dell Software Installation Documentation window appears.
2.Click the Install Now button. A File Download window appears.
3.Click Run this program from its current location and click OK.
The Security Warning window appears.
4.Click Yes. The InstallShield Wizard window appears.
5.Follow the on-screen instructions.
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