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I have a dell laptop, model Latitude X1, there was windows XP installed before, I have installed windoes 7 professional 32 bit recently, I didn't find wireless driver. Can anyone please help me to find out wireless driver for this laptop, thanks in advance.

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Philip_Yip
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There are some variants in this system for the wireless card, please provide hardware IDs, see  here:

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

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Thank you very much, here are the hardware ids

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27218086&REV_05

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27218086

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&CC_028000

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&CC_0280

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Philip_Yip
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Install the following:

BIOS

See Updating the BIOS.

If its working fine perhaps don't update the BIOS as its an extremely old system.
 
OS Updates
System utilities 

Chipset

Video

Audio

Right click and select properties and run in compatibility mode for Windows Vista.

Input

Try in order latest first, if it doesn’t work try for an older version.

Wireless

Okay use this driver from the Microsoft Update Catalog:

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/ScopedViewInline.aspx?updateid=1c2d9603-36b6-40d5-b02a-2...

See instructions here for using the Microsoft Update Catalog:
 

Application

See Installing the Windows XP version of Dell Quickset in Windows 7 32 Bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LindaSView1
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Hi Phillip:

I went to your site and it is amazing! You do a great deal of work and I really appreciate all you are doing. I have a question about my Dell Inspiron (says "17R" , but all I see for it is "17) N7010, Intel i5, Windows Home Premium 7 Sp1 x64. Yes, the laptop is a bit of an antique, but until my son finishes the desktop he is building for me, this is the only computer I have. Because of a major problem in 2012 with being a beta tester for a certain program, my original harddrive was destroyed and I was given a new one. However, a lot of things changed regarding the original bios and hardware. So first, my question is, even though this is an Intel everything, why does it have AMD64 when I peruse device manager? My system environmental variables identify it as correct, but not device manager. It's running ok so it's just a generic type of question as to why it has an identity crisis -so to speak. More specifically, I have a DWLAN1501 wireless adapter that had a windows  driver for it on 12/9/.2009. I guess that driver was not a good fit for Windows 7 so a newer driver 5.60.48.18-even though same number as original-was released-a week later. However, every time I've tried to install the  December 16th driver, windows device manager will not let me. It says it didn't pass the WHQL or whatever it's called for the compatible driver certificate, even though the certificate that came with the later released driver states it did pass. Both drivers have something called a DWLAN Configuration Utility for the advanced settings of the driver and a help manual. However, the advanced config. device has some settings on it that are not on the adapter's advanced settings I have installed. I know, this is confusing as anything, but I don't know why the utility and help manual came a long with the adapter to begin with other than, unlike most of these half mini's-this one is a dual band. I haven't however, tried to use it on the 5Ghz network as I can't even get it to run right at the basic 2.4(or whatever) Ghz.  The issue is, it is supposed to be functioning at 72million bits. I've run it through several checks and performance monitor tells me it is only running at 6700 bits! My question is, is there a way I can fix this or should I just buy a wireless USB adapter that goes with my Linksys ea6900? When I go to download, compared to the adapters configured for the five other wireless adapters we have, including our Android tablets, the speed for downloads is outrageous-sometimes taking two-three minutes for 20MB.I have Comcast as my ISP and the speeds are phenomenal except for this laptop, I noticed you do have a driver that matches my hardware device numbers, but you don't mention the DWLAN configuration utility that appears to be part and parcel to this adapter. Thanks for any advice you can give and I would recommend everyone take a look at your blog. Wish you had addressed the Dell Inspiron 17 N7010 under your amazing list of laptops and desktops, but you do enough all ready. Thanks again "Rock Star"!

LindaSView

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Philip_Yip
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Hi Linda

Firstly I'm glad you liked my website. It started with wikies I made on the forum however I migrated them over to my website when I got into hassle by MVPs who informed me that my unofficial solutions were being referenced as official Dell documentation elsewhere hence I made my own website.

Regarding my unofficial driver sets I only made driver sets for systems Dell didn't support for Windows 7. Dell won't update these systems drivers anymore. For the systems they do support I didn't want to run unofficial driver sets in parallel with the official driver sets as it would only cause user confusion especially if I can't keep up exactly with Dells updates for all models). I have left a lot of feedback on IdeaStorm regarding drivers and downloads so hopefully they should adopt some of my layout in particular listing the drivers in the correct install order.

Firstly the Dell utilities for the Dell Wireless cards I haven't used since the days of Windows XP. Windows Vista and after usually manage the wi-fi fine so theres no need for a separate program. For the Dell Wireless 1501 card use this driver here:

http://ftp.dell.com/network/R302627.exe

Its version 5.100.82.34

You may also want to apply a fix listed on 7 forums here from someone who seems to have the same problem as you:

Hello everyone!

I had the same problem with the "DW1501 Wiresless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card" about the slow connection.
I fixed it myself in this way.

Go to Device Manager:
Look for the Network Adapters and open the properties of your "DW1501 Wiresless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card"
When you're there, in the Advanced tab, Change the "BSS Mode" to 802.11g Mode. 

For me It was set by default on 802.11n Mode, I changed it and that fixed the problem.

I hope this work for any of you guys that have this issue.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/98477-slow-internet-not-same-other-posts-i-think-2.html

Next regarding AMD64 are you sure its not just mentioning the architecture of the system being 64 Bit:

http://superuser.com/questions/383711/whats-the-difference-between-intel-64-and-amd64

You may have an AMD graphics card in that system but shouldn't have an AMD CPU unless its a different model to that mentioned. Can you provide a screenshot of the device manager? If you cannot upload one directly to the forum then please upload it to OneDrive and make it public and post a link to the forum.

Philip

Dr Philip Yip
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LindaSView1
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Hi Phillip aka "natakuc4":

Thanks for your response. As I perused a bunch of boards regarding the DWLAN1501 half-mini, it was a failed wireless card to begin with so I'm just going to temporarily use a USB dual wireless adapter. As far as the "innards" of this poor excuse of a very expensive laptop goes, it is Intel, and I installed the right CPU driver so it quit reporting in device manager it was an AMDPPM(?)-didn't pay attention until -just found the right .inf file and all is well.  From what I also garnered over this DWLAN 1501, it was no great shakes to begin with as the speeds have always been deplorable so even doing a better upgrade on the driver isn't going to do too much. I had gone to that forum and did the change, but it didn't help me much-none of the Advanced settings, if you tried to "tweak" them did much-except throw me off the network and then with every reboot, it takes forever for the wireless adapter to connect to the network-with or without "tweaks"-it still does it! Also, I am stymied over why some of them are dual capable, as mine is and others are not. However, it's another moot point as the card was not made for speed. By the way, despite the high-end price of this laptop when I first got it, it didn't have a dedicated graphics card-my BIG error. Oh, well, live and learn. However, thanks so much, again, for your help. I know a lot of people with Dell laptops and desktops and posted your link so I hope you don't mind. Again, you really went out of your way to help numerous people and I suppose Dell's paid support end may have not been too pleased. I got nailed over a mistake they made with this laptop, jumped through hoops trying to deal with corporate and others to get it replaced(heck, they do recalls on cars, don't they),but it was a three-month waste of time. Even when I had two hospital's CEO's write about how back in the mid-90's, I told them to buy Dell for their medical facilities rather than a competitor's. So, a Dell employee told me to post what happened to me on the board, but that didn't go over well. I really don't care as I plan on using this one as a "toy" as my son is finishing up the one I asked him to build for me and believe me, this new desktop is going to be one sweet machine. Anyhow, thanks for your help and I learned quite a bit from your site and hope more people find it-especially those stuck with Dell! Have a great forever and thanks again! 

Linda aka LindaSView

 

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Philip_Yip
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However, thanks so much, again, for your help. I know a lot of people with Dell laptops and desktops and posted your link so I hope you don't mind.

Hi Linda

Thanks very much for recommending my website to your friends. Smiley Happy

Integrated vs. dedicated graphics is always a problem for laptops and usually impossible to upgrade after purchase (without spending more than a new system).

Dell support are usually much better when it comes to Business systems which the hospital should have purchased.

I haven't had such a negative experience with my DW1501 card but its in a desktop and I usually use Ethernet.

Building a desktop from scratch is quite fun, I built two last year for a specialist application.

Philip

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