Intel Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection, (R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN, v.N/A, A00

NOTE: *This Utility is intended for those customers who purchased Inspiron 1520 or Inspiron 1720 systems with an Intel WLAN adapter and are having WLAN connection issues ONLY. If you are not experiencing WLAN connectivity issues, do not download.*

This utility is for customers experiencing WLAN connection issues with either the Inspiron 1520 or 1720, and containing one of the following Intel WLAN adapters:

Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel (R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

If you are experiencing WLAN connection issues, download and run this utility. It should take only a few seconds. Your system should then be rebooted, and then you can re-attempt your WLAN connection.

Fixes & Enhancements

This utility is intended to improve Intel WLAN connectivity in Inspiron 1520 and 1720 systems ONLY.


Version N/A, A00

Release date

23 Jul 2007

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R162289.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 214 KB
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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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Supported Operating Systems
Windows Vista, 32-bit
Windows Vista, 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows XP, 64-bit
Applies to
Intel (R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Installation instructions
Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for R162289.EXE


1.Click Download Now, 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 R162289.EXE.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or
unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R162289. 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\R162289 in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
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).