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Midnight251
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DW1501 Wireless-N Wlan Half-Mini Card

Cant' seem to find any updated drivers for this card.  Just installed new AP's supporting wireless 'n', and can't seem to get the speeds past 54MBS.  AP's are configured properly.  Under the setting in device manager I can see the rate setting for 802.11(b/g), but not n.  If this card is not 'n' compatiable why state that it is.  Hoping to get an updated driver .  My version is 5.10.235.12 1/7/2011.

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Re: DW1501 Wireless-N Wlan Half-Mini Card

Hi Midnight251,

For the latest version of 1501 Wireless WLAN 1501 Half Mini-Card drivers please refer this link: http://dell.to/ZFSnRI

1) Please uninstall the existing Wireless 1501 WLAN drivers from the device manager, ensure to check the box “Delete driver software for this device”.

2) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation and restart the computer.

3) Install the drivers from the above link, and check the functionality.

Kindly reply for further help.

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Nikhil D
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Midnight251
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Re: DW1501 Wireless-N Wlan Half-Mini Card

Wrong driver my friend.  No compatiable hardware found.  Had to re-install original driver.  Does this adapter support wireless 'n' conectivity as the description says?

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Re: DW1501 Wireless-N Wlan Half-Mini Card

Midnight251,

 

The Dell Wireless 1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card adapter works on 2.4GHz ONLY. It uses dual streaming to get the faster speeds.

 

Please continue with and see if he can get your adapter to get the dual streams.

 

 

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Midnight251
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Re: DW1501 Wireless-N Wlan Half-Mini Card

I have purchased 5 Latitude E5520's over the last year for our company, and all these have the 1501 card in them, and apparently will top out at 74MBS.  Our access points work in the 2.4 GHz range only. They are Trendnet TEW-653AP's.  Found this post:

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/network-internet-wireless/f/3324/t/19340207.aspx?PageIndex=1

It looks as though Dell has had some issues with these cards.  I would like all of these cards replaced by Dell.  It looks as though a lot of people have been getting the run around. 

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Midnight251
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Re: DW1501 Wireless-N Wlan Half-Mini Card

Just came across a Vostro 3300 I purchased for the company about a year and a half ago which has the same card. Getting a whopping 52Mbps on a 'n' network...........

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Midnight251
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Re: DW1501 Wireless-N Wlan Half-Mini Card

Rick, thanks for the info.  Nikhil, any info on this?

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Midnight251
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Re: DW1501 Wireless-N Wlan Half-Mini Card

Real easy question folks.  Can this card connect at N speeds?  

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Re: DW1501 Wireless-N Wlan Half-Mini Card

 

Hi Midnight251,

Specifications of 1501 wireless-n card.

Hope this helps.

Thanks & Regards,
Nikhil D
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Re: DW1501 Wireless-N Wlan Half-Mini Card

How is it 802.11n if it doesn't support 40 MHz channels at 5.2 GHz?  I thought the whole reason for these 802.11 standards were to ratify STANDARDS.  I think the IEEE should force manufacturers to support 40 MHz in the 5 GHz band for 300 Mbps in order to receive 802.11n certification.  Otherwise if your only running in 2.4 GHz, why not just call it 802.11g then.  And likewise if you're running in 5.2 GHz, but don't support 40 MHz channels, call it 802.11a.

All of these hidden sub-specs of 802.11n defeat the purpose (and lower the value) of the term Wireless-N.

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