Dell Wireless 5550 HSPA Mini Card Driver

This pacakage provides the Dell Wireless 5550 HSPA Mini Card Driver and is supported on XPS, Inspiron, Peripherals, OptiPlex, Alienware, Vostro, Precision and Latitude models that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Corrected system ID list to the latest.
- Corrected common Scenario and Disable Enable test issue.
- Corrected the issue of cannot change to Automatic from 2G only.
- Corrected the issue of no network service when pin locked.

- Not Applicable.


Version R4D06, A03



Release date

09 Dec 2011

Last Updated

21 Mar 2014


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:DELL_WIRELESS-5550-HSPA-MINI_A03_R298998.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 66 MB
Format Description:This 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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Supported Operating Systems
Windows 7, 32-bit
Windows 7, 64-bit
Windows Vista, 32-bit
Windows Vista, 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP, 64-bit
Applies to
Dell Wireless 5550 HSPA Mini Card
MBB BELL Canada SIM Card
MBB Telus Canada SIM Card
Wireless 5550 HSPA Mini Card
Installation instructions
Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for DELL_WIRELESS-5550-HSPA-MINI_A03_R298998.EXE


1.Click Download File, to download the file.
2.When the File Download window appears, click Save (Windows XP users will click Save) this program to disk and click OK. The Save In:
window appears.
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 icon appears on your desktop.


1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled DELL_WIRELESS-5550-HSPA-MINI_A03_R298998.EXE.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R298998. Write down this path so the executable (I.e. Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3.The Self-Extractor window appears.
4.Click OK.
5.After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor window is still open, close it.
6.Click the Start button and then click Run.
7.Type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R298998 in the Open text box and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

Reboot will be required
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).