dw1510 windows xp drivers

October 17, 2009

I’ve recently replaced the network card in my Acer Aspire One 250 netbook with a Dell DW1510.I had some trouble finding the drivers on Dell‘s site, so I’m posting the info here.

The DW1510 uses the Broadcom 4322 chip and supports 802.11n wireless networks and seems to have better reception than the original card. I bought the card for <$20 on eBay. It’s a great upgrade.

The correct driver that work with Windows XP is here: Dell Wireless WLAN 1510 Half MiniCard (4322). The file is called DELL_MULTI-DEVICE_A23_208883.exe.

You should know that if you are installing this card in a non-Dell computer, the Dell installer will not work. You will have to manually update the drivers. Run the installer. You can exit the installation after the files are extracted, although it will exit on it’s own complaining about your hardware if you continue 😉

Right click on My Computer, select Manage. Select the Device Manager, you should see your network card with a yellow question mark show up in he list of devices. Right click on it, select Update Driver… Select Install from a list of specific locations (advanced). In the Include this location in search fiels browse to the extracted driver package, the folder you want to select is called DRIVER (under dell/drivers/R208883). Proceed with the installation and enjoy your new wireless card!

One Response to “dw1510 windows xp drivers”

  1. Perfect timing – thanks.

    Just ordered one from ebay this morning and was wondering where to find the windows drivers.

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