Article Summary: This article provides information on how to configure a Dell Wireless 1601 WiGig card and the Dell D5000 wireless dock.
These instructions are for the installation of the Dell Wireless 1601 WiGig card in a supported system (Dell 6430u, M6800, E7440, etc. with the Dell Wireless (DW) 1601 ordered from the factory).
1. Before beginning the installations, ensure that the BIOS and wireless card drivers are completely up to date for the system. It is important that these two are updated BEFORE starting the installation of the WiGig application and Drivers.
2. If the installation has been attempted already without success, ALL existing software needs to be removed from the system from Programs and Features in the order that follows:
3. After the reboot, make sure that the dock is powered off and nothing but the power cord is plugged in before continuing.
4. Download the following two files before starting the installation:
5. After completing the download, install the 1601 WiGig Application first. You should get a pop-up on the screen with the status of the installs as shown below (See Figure 1). Make sure the status of all items are listed as "PASS." If any items DO NOT show a "PASS" or show "FAIL," then the software will need to be uninstalled as shown in STEP 2, system rebooted, and installation will need to start over.
6. After all items have passed, reboot the system. After the reboot, double click the D5000 Dock icon on the desktop or the D5000 icon in the system tray near the clock (See Figure 2). This will open the D5000 Wireless Hub Connection Manager.
7. When the Connection Manager opens, click the gear icon at the top of the screen as shown below (See Figure 3).
8. When the settings menu opens after clicking the gear icon, click on the "Advanced" tab on the left side of the screen and scroll to the bottom. Locate the "Upgrade local Firmware" field and click the "..." icon to open the file browser (See Figure 4).
9. The browser should default to the location of the 1601 firmware upgrade but if it doesn’t the file path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Wireless\DW1601\DockImages\
10. Double click the ‘220.127.116.1183_wilocity_img.bin’ then click the ‘Start’ button to begin the flash. Select yes on the following prompt. You will see the status at the bottom of the settings window, once it’s finished you will see a success window.
11. Now go ahead and install the Display Link driver file you downloaded earlier but DO NOT restart when/if it prompted to restart. After the install windows disappear go into Programs and Features and verify that "DisplayLink Core Software" and "DisplayLink Graphics" are both at the latest version. Once verified that entries are present, restart the system at this time.
12. After the restart, power on the dock and open the D5000 connection manager. The dock should now be recognized by the system and dock LED should be solid amber. Connect to the dock by pressing and holding the orange power button to begin the sequence.(See Figure 5)
13. Once the dock and system see each other, they will begin an auto-negotiation of the connection. Ensure the "Connect Automatically" box is checked to have this dock connect automatically in the future (See Figure 6).
14. After everything is finished installing the dock should show as connected and the physical LED on the dock should be solid white. You will also see a Green icon in the task bar letting you know that the system synced properly (See Figure 7).
15. After pairing successfully, you may see a message that will appear stating that the dock firmware is being updated. If this message appears or asks if you want to update, select "Yes" and let this finish. (See Figure 8).
16. After the firmware update, the dock will try to automatically power cycle itself. If it errors out when it tries to automatically restart the dock, then you can manually power cycle it to finish the dock update. When you do so it should reconnect with no issues.
17. After the dock is power cycled, test a USB device and/or display connected to the dock. You can also verify connectivity within the Connection Manager by viewing the status of the dock and ensuring it is showing as "Connected". (See Figure 9)
This section contains troubleshooting steps for issues that have been encountered configuring the DW1601.
Article ID: SLN285303
Last Date Modified: 12/11/2018 02:48 PM
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