Skyzoomer
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Re: Is DELL 1510 N WLAN Mini card compatible with W8?

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stevekesler,

Want to add my thanks to you.  Your fix also solved my slow transfer rate on my Dell Studio 1537 with the Dell 1510 wifi adapter, running Windows 8 (clean install).  Youtube video playback using the Win8 installed driver would keep pausing even on the lowest resolution videos.  After replacing the driver, Youtube video playback of even 1080p videos are smooth.

Thanks a bunch man!

Skyzoomer

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AKanee
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Re: Is DELL 1510 N WLAN Mini card compatible with W8?

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Hi, I installed windows 8 on my Dell Inspiron N5010(clean install),

I am not able to understand this " you can point Windows 8 driver change/update utility ('Have Disk') to that directory - 'Drivers/Win7/WL' and select the bcmwl6.inf to install a driver (Broadcom v.5.100.235.12)"

Please make it clear I am having a problem with WLAN card.

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AMRDYS
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Re: Is DELL 1510 N WLAN Mini card compatible with W8?

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Sorry please remove this post.

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Reddy139
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Re: Is DELL 1510 N WLAN Mini card compatible with W8?

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Hi, could you please explain step by step on how to install the WLAN driver on dell Inspiron 1510N??

 

 

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Reddy139
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Re: Is DELL 1510 N WLAN Mini card compatible with W8?

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Hi, could you please step by step on how to install the WLAN driver on dell Inspiron 1510N??

I don't understand this " you can point Windows 8 driver change/update utility ('Have Disk') to that directory - 'Drivers/Win7/WL' and select the bcmwl6.inf to install a driver (Broadcom v.5.100.235.12)"

Please make it clear I am having a problem with WLAN card.

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AMRDYS
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Re: Is DELL 1510 N WLAN Mini card compatible with W8?

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Hey Reddy139

I've fixed my problem thanks to "stevekesler" I've N5010 with Win 8 Pro installed too, use this steps to fix yours:

1- Download the driver "stevekesler" presented: www.dell.com/.../precision-m4500

2- After download Run the installer "As Administrator" select "Extract Without Installing ...>" and extract it to a new folder in any location.

3- Go to Device Manager by right clicking the Start Menu shortcut that appears when you move your mouse to the Down/Left corner on your screen, and press "Device Manager".

4- Now under "Network Adapters" right click your old WLAN driver, and choose the following in this order:

"Update driver software" > "Browse my computer for driver software" > "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer" > Press "Have a Disk" > Click "Browse".

5- Now go to the folder that you've extracted the driver files in. and go to:

Drivers > Win7 > WL > Choose the file: "bcmwl6" and click "Open" > "OK" > "Next" > wait for the driver to install then press "Close", and that's it. you should have your speed back to normal, even without a computer restart.

Please tell me when you are done, Regards.

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AKanee
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But I don't see any such driver under network adapter, I installed Win8(Clean Install).

Therefore no such driver exists in device manager. please suggest some other thing....

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AMRDYS
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What's under "Network Adapters" in your Device manager?

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Reddy139
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Re: Is DELL 1510 N WLAN Mini card compatible with W8?

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Hi AMRDYS, thanks for your steps, this is the list of drivers I see under the network adapter in Device manager

1.Broadcom 802.11n network adapter

2.Microsoft kernel debug network adapter

3.Realtek PCIe FE family controller

4.WAN miniport (network monitor) #2  ...with a alert symbol next to it..

now could you please tell me which one I should go ahead with the update.... (I mean the old WLAN driver)

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AKanee
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Re: Is DELL 1510 N WLAN Mini card compatible with W8?

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Hi AMRDYS,

this is the list of drivers I see under the network adapter in Device manager:

1.Bluetooth Device(Personal area network)

2.Bluetooth device(REFCOMM Protocol TDI)

3. Broadcom 802.11n network adapter

4.Microsoft kernel debug network adapter

5.Realtek PCIe FE family controller

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