Driver Details

Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN MiniPCI Card, Wireless 1470 Dual-Band WLAN miniPCI Card, Wireless 1390 WLAN MiniCard, Wireless 1490 Dual-Band WLAN MiniCard, Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card, Wireless 1395 WLAN MiniCard, Dell Wireless 13xx, 14xx, 1505 MiniCard, v. (Driver); (Application), A25-1

Installer package containing driver version and application version supporting Dell Wireless WLAN on Windows 32-bit and 64-bit Vista operating systems.

Fixes & Enhancements

This release provides the following features/enhancements:
- Improved AMPDU performance and new AMPDU retry code
- Elimination of audio and video pops during WLAN scans
- Roaming enhancements
- Enhanced Interference detection and mitigation
- Reduced CPU utilization
- Limit radio to 802.11abg with WEP/TKIP
- Enables WLAN channel support for 65 new countries in driver (previously supported in application) - Angola, Anguilla (UK), Armenia, Belize, Benin, Burma (Myanmar), Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, French Polynesia (France), French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, Montserrat (UK), Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands (USA) (Rota Island, Saipan, Tinian Island), Palau, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands (UK), Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna (France), West Bank (see Israel), Western Sahara (see Morocco), Yemen and Zimbabwe

The release also includes fixes for the following bugs:
- Poor transmit power/throughput when operating with Cisco LWAP
- BSOD on bcmwl16.sys when using DLINK DWL-3500AP
- Frequent disconnects and/or poor SNR with D-Link DIR-655
- Install failing from remote/read-only source folder
- Wake on Wireless LAN issues in S3/S4
- CCKM not supported in Vista for countries other than USA and Japan
- Some localization/translation errors


Version, A25-1



Release date

13 May 2009

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R219872.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 70 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 Vista, 32-bit
Windows Vista, 64-bit
Applies to
Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN MiniCard
Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card Desktops
Installation instructions
Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File for R219872.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 R219872.EXE.
2.The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or
unzip to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R219872. 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\R219872 in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8.Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
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