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Windows 7: Dell Inspiron 1501 onboard wifi adapter driver help


17 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Dell Inspiron 1501 onboard wifi adapter driver help

Hello all, from hitek,

Wow nice forum!
I was searchn on the net for Dell Inspiron 1501 help.

PLEASE HELP

Subject of help needed:
Dell Inspiron 1501 onboard wifi card not working with Windows 7 Ultimate and NEED help getting a working driver.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 currently using XP w/SP3 as I'm typing now.

I have made a Acronis backup image of my Dell 1501 laptop so I can quickly within 30 min.s pop back my Windows 7 Ultimate back on when I can either find and get a Dell Inspiron 1501 onboard wifi driver that works OR buy a 100% sure Windows 7 USB wireless adapter with driver.

I have freshly formatted hd and fresh full install of Windows 7 Ultimate and seems to load and work great BUT.....

I went to Dell support / Driver download website page and I entered in our Dell Service Tag number and in the drag box, they are NO Windows 7. So, I'm guessing they do not support and offer a Windows 7 driver for my onboard wifi card?

I currently have stinky dialup internet and live in a rurual country area but sometimes go up in town to visit a spot that has cable wifi connection. My onboard wifi card with XP works great.. I have installed Vista and the drive for my onboard wifi card works fine. I went in to town to connection to cable with wireless router high speed connection to get Windows 7 updates but this onboard wifi card seems to recieve and reports wifi signals fine but trying to get it to connect and go is another. I have tried many many different wifi signals and areas and this onboard wifi card with Windows 7 does not want to work. I'm guessing it needs a Windows 7 driver. Do you think its not working cause of the driver too?

I need help finding out if they are anyone else with a Dell Inspiron 1501 have Windows 7 and have they found a Windows 7 driver work?

If I wanted to buy a 100% sure best range hottest USB wireless adapter coming with Windows 7 driver, what Name and Model would you recomend?

PLEASE HELP, and thank you all so much.

Please reply.

hitek

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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17 Dec 2009   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hitek View Post
Hello all, from hitek,

Wow nice forum!
I was searchn on the net for Dell Inspiron 1501 help.

PLEASE HELP

Subject of help needed:
Dell Inspiron 1501 onboard wifi card not working with Windows 7 Ultimate and NEED help getting a working driver.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 currently using XP w/SP3 as I'm typing now.

I have made a Acronis backup image of my Dell 1501 laptop so I can quickly within 30 min.s pop back my Windows 7 Ultimate back on when I can either find and get a Dell Inspiron 1501 onboard wifi driver that works OR buy a 100% sure Windows 7 USB wireless adapter with driver.

I have freshly formatted hd and fresh full install of Windows 7 Ultimate and seems to load and work great BUT.....

I went to Dell support / Driver download website page and I entered in our Dell Service Tag number and in the drag box, they are NO Windows 7. So, I'm guessing they do not support and offer a Windows 7 driver for my onboard wifi card?

I currently have stinky dialup internet and live in a rurual country area but sometimes go up in town to visit a spot that has cable wifi connection. My onboard wifi card with XP works great.. I have installed Vista and the drive for my onboard wifi card works fine. I went in to town to connection to cable with wireless router high speed connection to get Windows 7 updates but this onboard wifi card seems to recieve and reports wifi signals fine but trying to get it to connect and go is another. I have tried many many different wifi signals and areas and this onboard wifi card with Windows 7 does not want to work. I'm guessing it needs a Windows 7 driver. Do you think its not working cause of the driver too?

I need help finding out if they are anyone else with a Dell Inspiron 1501 have Windows 7 and have they found a Windows 7 driver work?

If I wanted to buy a 100% sure best range hottest USB wireless adapter coming with Windows 7 driver, what Name and Model would you recomend?

PLEASE HELP, and thank you all so much.

Please reply.

hitek
Hello hitek, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Since the Vista wifi works I would recommend you download that and install it, in compatibility mode or manually if necessary.

Cheers!
Robert
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17 Dec 2009   #3

 
 

The Dell Vista driver I found is for 32 bit, so you will want to install 7 x32 Ultimate, not the x64 bit version to use this wifi driver.

Cheers!
Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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17 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 
Dell 1501 onboard wifi driver can't find so here is....

Hello everyone...

Santa came early!
Boyd N4TUX needed a good long range Windows 7 USB wireless internet adapter for his Dell Inspiron 1501 so he got one.


$69 Linksys WUSB600N Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N USB Network Adapter at walmart.

Found some owners of this exact adapter and said it works perfect with they're Windows 7.

Hope it will.

Thank you all for your replies.

hitek
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Well we all hope Santa knows his long range USB adapters. Hope it works out well for you. Thanks for posting back. Fabe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Hello again from hitek,
Well we have so far had a chance to try my new usb wifi adapter out with xp pro and works fine thus far. But us having this South West Va. heavy wet snow and power outages like crazy we haven't yet had a chance to put our handy backup image of Windows 7 Ultimate back on and try it with our new usb wifi adapter yet. We live on a hill and with this extreme wet super slick snow, we can get off the hill but LOL getting back up the hill and back home is the zinger LOL.

Looking forward to Christmas and LOVE this silver dollar snow flakes!!!!!
But we don't like 70% of all our county being without eletric power and no heat.

We are praying for those in our county without power and heat.

Thank you for all your replies. I do hope this new usb linksys N wifi adapter works for my Windows 7.
I will post and let you all know if it does.

Reply if you will.

God bless you all and hope you and your family have a up coming great CHRISTMAS!

hitek
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Hello everyone from hitek,

Well it’s now Monday Dec. 21, 2009.

Today we finally got off our snowy hill to go to Town today to try out our NEW $69 Linksys WUSB600N Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N USB Network Adapter with our NEWLY put on Windows 7 Ultimate. YeePeee, this USB Linksys wireless adapter and its drivers work great with Windows 7!

If you too need a 100% working USB Wireless adapter that works with Windows 7 walmart has them for $69 online. Get the Linksys WUSB600N model.

So happy….to get chance to try out Windows 7 out further.

Thank you all here for your replies.

Hope you all here have a nice up coming Christmas!

God bless you all.

hitek
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2009   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hitek View Post
Hello everyone from hitek,

Well it’s now Monday Dec. 21, 2009.

Today we finally got off our snowy hill to go to Town today to try out our NEW $69 Linksys WUSB600N Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N USB Network Adapter with our NEWLY put on Windows 7 Ultimate. YeePeee, this USB Linksys wireless adapter and its drivers work great with Windows 7!

If you too need a 100% working USB Wireless adapter that works with Windows 7 walmart has them for $69 online. Get the Linksys WUSB600N model.

So happy….to get chance to try out Windows 7 out further.

Thank you all here for your replies.

Hope you all here have a nice up coming Christmas!

God bless you all.

hitek
Awesome news! Thanks for posting your solution.

Happy surfing!
Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Hello all from hitek again!

GOOD NEWS!!!!

Its 5:39 PM. Tues. Dec 22, 2009


We finally went out to Town again to borrow high speed wifi with the new usb linksys wifi card and we got Windows 7 Ultimate ALL UPDATES and WooooP there it is!!! NEW UPDATE GOT OUR ONBOARD WIFI CARD GOING NOW WITH WINDOWS 7 Ultimate!! We are packaging up the Linksys USB wifi card and getting our money back lol. Get our whapping $76 back, we can use that on other more important things. We are now about to make a Acronis true image home 11 BACKUP of the laptop now with Windows 7 Ultimate all in perfect new shape.

Hope your doing fine today?

Merry Christmas and we hope you are enjoying the best greatest time of the year. We are, we love Christmas.

Thank you.

hitek
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2009   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hitek View Post
Hello all from hitek again!

GOOD NEWS!!!!

Its 5:39 PM. Tues. Dec 22, 2009


We finally went out to Town again to borrow high speed wifi with the new usb linksys wifi card and we got Windows 7 Ultimate ALL UPDATES and WooooP there it is!!! NEW UPDATE GOT OUR ONBOARD WIFI CARD GOING NOW WITH WINDOWS 7 Ultimate!! We are packaging up the Linksys USB wifi card and getting our money back lol. Get our whapping $76 back, we can use that on other more important things. We are now about to make a Acronis true image home 11 BACKUP of the laptop now with Windows 7 Ultimate all in perfect new shape.

Hope your doing fine today?

Merry Christmas and we hope you are enjoying the best greatest time of the year. We are, we love Christmas.

Thank you.

hitek
Y'all are not excited, are ya?

Happy surfing!!
Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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