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Dell Inspiron N5040 Network/Chipset Drivers

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. :)

Thank you!

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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:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/downloading-drivers-checking-hardware-ids-and-downloading-...

In the meantime you need the following drivers.

BIOS

http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER00572032M/1/N5040A05.EXE

See notes for Updating the BIOS

WSUS Offline Update - Patch Windows 7 fully:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/wsus-offline-update/

Dell System Software:

http://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER88677M/8/Dell_System-Software_A03_R282538.exe

Intel Chipset:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=intel%20chipset%20Software%20Ins...

http://downloads.dell.com/chipset/R302527.exe (older Dell Driver)

Intel Management Engine Interface:

http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER99666M/2/R302560.exe

Realtek Card Reader:

http://downloads.dell.com/chipset/R302427.exe

Intel TurboBoost Technology:

http://downloads.dell.com/chipset/R303115.exe

Intel Rapid Storage Technology:

http://downloads.dell.com/SATA/R302547.exe

Intel HD Driver:

http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER99665M/2/R302552.exe

Touchpad:

http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER01049403M/4/Touchpad_Alps_W8_X00_A00_Setup-TDKX6_ZPE.exe

Ethernet:

http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER97296M/1/R307625.exe

Audio:

http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER95194M/1/R308434.exe

Dell Quickset:

http://downloads.dell.com/app/R302489.exe


Once Online...

Intel AutoUpdate Utility:

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

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Do I need to install these in any certain order?

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The order I listed will work best.

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Since I cannot get online currently with the laptop, do I just download all of these to a flash drive to access them?

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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:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/downloading-drivers-checking-hardware-ids-and-downloading-... 

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OK, for the Network Controller I had the following ID:

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_02041028&REV_01

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_02041028

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_028000

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_0280

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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 

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When do I install this file?  And is updating the BIOS a must-do?

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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.

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