Highlighted
sUd123
Bronze

Dell XPS M1210 Wireless Drivers

I have a Dell XPS M1210, I was on ubuntu for a while. Yesterday I formatted everthing and installed WinXP 32bit. I tried downloading the drivers from the dell site. I tried several drivers my wireless adaptor still couldn't find the right one. I tried downloading drivers for my service tag number <ADMIN NOTESmiley Frustratedervice tag removed per privacy policy> that dint show up any wireless drives.

Here are the two items that are not recognized in Device Manager

1. Network Controller (I am not sure what kind of wireless card I have)
2. Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus

Everything else work except for wireless. It would be great if someone can show me the right driver to use.

0 Kudos
7 Replies
ejn63
Diamond

Re: Dell XPS M1210 Wireless Drivers

Be sure you have installed the chipset driver and the Dell notebook system software.  Without these even the correct network driver will not load.

 

0 Kudos
sUd123
Bronze

Re: Dell XPS M1210 Wireless Drivers

I did install the chipset and dell notebook system software. But I am still not sure what wireless driver to install.

0 Kudos
ejn63
Diamond

Re: Dell XPS M1210 Wireless Drivers

Open the compartment at the bottom of the system - what model wireless card do you have?

0 Kudos
sUd123
Bronze

Re: Dell XPS M1210 Wireless Drivers

EJN63,

These are the details of the wireless card

IC - 1514B-3945ABG

DELL P/N: 0NC293

Before I posted on the forum I tried installing several wireless drivers without installing the Dell Notebook System Software. Then I installed the Notebook software and tried few drivers again, nothing worked. Please guide me to the right driver.

 

 

 

0 Kudos
ejn63
Diamond

Re: Dell XPS M1210 Wireless Drivers

Go back and reinstall Windows (minimum SP2).

Then install the Dell notebook system software.

Then install the chipset driver.

THEN install the network driver:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz&releaseid=R171131&SystemID=XPS_M1210&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=13576&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=5&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=233125

 

0 Kudos
sUd123
Bronze

Re: Dell XPS M1210 Wireless Drivers

IS this a good order to install windows?

1. Reinstall Windows XP SP3

2. Install Dell Notebook System Software

3. Install Chipset Drivers

4. Intel 945GM Video Drivers

5. Broadcom 10/100 LAN Drivers

6. Wireless Drivers

7. Sigmatel Audio Drivers

8 Synaptics TouchPAD Driver

0 Kudos
sUd123
Bronze

Re: Dell XPS M1210 Wireless Drivers

EJN63,

 

Everything worked out good. Thanks a lot.

 

 

0 Kudos