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Dell Wireless 1450 USB2.0 Adapter Utility

This package provides the Dell Wireless 1450 802.11a/b/g USB2.0 Adapter Utility and is supported on Optiplex, Precision and Dimension Desktop models that are running the following Windows Operating System: XP.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes -Fixed an issue seen on Windows XP only, where the computer does not display the Windows Desktop. This occurs after logging on to a Windows Domain where the Synchronous Logon option is selected on the Domain Server. Enhancements - Improved performance when used in a CCXv4 Wireless Network Environment.


Version Dr: 3.3.40 UI:8.1.55, A07

Release date

03 Jan 2007

Last Updated

05 Mar 2014



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R138111.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 19MB
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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Supported Operating Systems

MS Windows XP

Applies to

Dell Wireless 1450 (802.11a/b/g) USB2.0 Adapter
Wireless 1450 (802.11a/b/g) USB2.0 Adapter

Installation instructions

Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with HTML Pop-Up Window for R138111.EXE Download 1. Click Download File, 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 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 name icon appears on your desktop. Install 1. Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled R138111.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\R138111". 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\R138111" files were extracted. 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.

Important Information

1. It is recommended that this upgrade package not be installed on computers which have replaced the Microsoft Graphical Identification and Authentication (GINA) Logon screen for network logon. Please contact your network administrator before installing this software if you are in doubt. 2. This software does not support the Dell TrueMobile 1300 USB2.0 Adapter. 3. It is recommended that you uninstall older versions of the Dell Wireless 1450 USB Utility and Driver before installing this version.
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