I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop and am trying to get all of the necessary drivers installed. I am trying to get the network driver installed, but need to install the chipset driver first, apparently.
Can someone please point me in the direction of which chipset driver and in what order I need to install the drivers?
Your help is greatly appreciated. :)
There are variants in the wireless card for this model without the hardware IDs of the network controllers I cannot advise you on the correct driver. See here:
In the meantime you need the following drivers.
See notes for Updating the BIOS
WSUS Offline Update - Patch Windows 7 fully:
Dell System Software:
http://downloads.dell.com/chipset/R302527.exe (older Dell Driver)
Intel Management Engine Interface:
Realtek Card Reader:
Intel TurboBoost Technology:
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:
Intel HD Driver:
Intel AutoUpdate Utility:
Yes download them to a USB flash drive. When installing make sure the drivers extract and install and not only extract.
I still need the hardware ID for your wireless card so I can identify it and give you the driver for it. See here:
OK, for the Network Controller I had the following ID:
Its a Dell Wirelees 1502 Atheros Card, use the latest Dell Atheros Driver: http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER02256307M/1/3340_Network_Driver_19N7G_WN_10.0.0.306_A00.EXE
I usually install it after the Ethernet. You can skip the BIOS update but it may offer some enhancements to improve the performance of your system.