All right here's the driver that we've been asking for.
When you click on the link you can scroll to the bottom to see a list of Fixes and Enhancements. Besides the items listed, this driver will also resolve the Belkin Pre-N issue with the Dell Draft-N card (DW1500). It also address the security flaw reported in the Broadcom Drivers.
This is an URGENT UPDATE
Driver - v.4.100.15/22.214.171.124, A10
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File Name: R140747
If you update to this dirver please let us know if it fixed your issue. You can either post the results here or on the thread that you've been posting on.
Yes, the driver should be 126.96.36.199. I would try running the update again and restarting. If that doesn't work, you should update the drivers manually.
To do this, you'll need to extract the 'Driver' folder from within the archive. Most archive tools like winzip, 7-zip, or winrar should be able to do this. Alternatively, you can run the update which should extract the files to C:\DELL\drivers\R140747\DRIVER .
Enter device manager (right-click 'my computer' and click 'properties,' click the 'Hardware' tab, and then click 'Device Manger.'
Expand 'Network Adapters' by clicking the plus sign next to it. Locate your wireless network adapter, right-click it, and choose 'update drivers..."
If asked if windows can connect to Windows Update, choose "no, not this time." and click next
Choose "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)" and click next.
Choose "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install" and click next.
Click "Have Disk..." and navigate to C:\DELL\drivers\R140747\DRIVER or wherever you manually extracted the drivers to. Click ok, click next, and follow all prompts.
You should only do this if you have a Dell branded wireless card with a broadcom chipset. Intel cards need not apply
Quick note when I updated for the 1500 draft n it will now only connect at 54 rather than 270 with my netgear 834 router. Before it would connect at 270 but would consistently lose connection. Is there a setting that I'm missing in the new driver to allow 270 draft n connection?
It looks like the reference driver straight from broadcom bundled with the utility. Give dell credit for getting it out so quickly. I'm sure there will be another fix later for cosmetic changes and the like.
As for the post regarding N speeds, check the driver properties (right click the connection, status, properties, configure, advanced) . I don't have an N card, but there should be settings there that might be relevant. You can likely also access many of these settings via the utility.
IBSS mode has an option to indicate "802.11 a/b/g/n Auto" but it appears that is has to do with "ad hoc" connections. Under Band preference or Bandwidth Capability only a/b/g are listed. Am I missing something or has this driver omitted the draft n connection?