Dell Wireless Cards


 

Introduction

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This is an attempt to list the hardware IDs of all Dell Wireless Cards alongside their latest driver.

In the past particularly with Windows 7 Microsoft failed to keep Windows Installation Media Up to Date. This meant enviably one would install Microsoft Windows with newer hardware and as a consequence devices such as the Wireless Card were not recognised after a subsequent clean installation. Moreover for each Dell model, Dell usually have a difference in Wireless Card usually depending on region and customisation. Often one would get confused with regards to what Wireless Driver to Install. The correct variant can be identified by using its Hardware ID c.f. Checking Hardware IDs in the Device Manager.

With Windows 10 I’m glad to say Microsoft have decided to follow my (and many others) advice on keeping Windows Installation Media Up to Date. They have partnered with major OEMs such as Intel, Atheros and Broadcom to make sure Windows 10 has inbuilt drivers for most wireless cards. As a consequence Microsoft will likely have native driver support for your Wireless Card. They may also download a newer driver automatically from Windows Update.

In some cases OEMs may have newer drivers than Microsoft which may lead to some enhancements/patch issues. Unfortunately Dell do not Update their Drivers and Downloads by using Hardware IDs and handle drivers on a model by model basis. Moreover they do not provide hardware IDs on their Drivers and Downloads page (some other OEMs have the edge on Dell here).

The aim of the page is to list the lastest drivers by hardware IDs so you can identify your wireless card and install said latest driver.

Note in some cases I may list an official Dell driver slightly newer version than Dell offer on their Drivers and Downloads Page… How is this possible? As business support is superior to home support, a Latitude model may have a driver update and an Inspiron model released at the same time will not… In both models the Dell Wireless Card may be the same and the updated driver may lead to some fixes. In other cases a newer Latitude model may have a newer Dell Wireless Card with a newer driver but this driver may support multiple Dell Wireless Cards including previous generation hardware. Note I am an individual so do not have all the Hardware to test so please leave feedback in the comments sections if you test things and of course let me know if you find newer drivers.

Recommended Prequisites

Prerequisites before installing a wireless driver:

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Convenience Rollup* → (WSUS Offline Update recommended) → Dell System SoftwareIntel Chipset Software Installation Utility***

Windows 8.1 with Update 2** →  Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility***

Windows 10 RS2 → Intel Management Engine Interface 11.0.6.1194****

Failure to install the above prerequisites before the wireless driver may result in impaired functionality.

* May be included on your installation media already.
** Installation of Windows 8.0 or Windows 8.1 without Update 1 is not supported in these guides.
*** Intel Systems Only ↔ Go to Computer and Properties and check if the Processor is Intel. If the Processor is Intel install Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility. Note although the system is Intel you may or may not have an Intel Wireless Card.
**** Intel Systems Only ↔ Go to Computer and Properties and check if the Processor is Intel. Without this driver Windows 10 may not come out of sleep properly.

There are 4 main vendors of Wireless Cards sold in Dell Systems.

See the notes applicable to each major vendor regarding driver updates and then if applicable see the specific notes for your wireless card.

There may also be some Toshiba Bluetooth Cards rebranded Dell Wireless 350 and 360. These are obsolete as Toshiba provide no new drivers for Windows 8.1 or 10 and should be replaced by a Broadcom Dell Wireless 355 or Bluetooth USB dongle.

Notes on Upgrading Wireless Card

Look to your Dell Service Manual and determine your wireless card type. There are four types of wireless card form factor. In general:

  • Brand new systems will have a M.2 slot.

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  • Systems manufactured in 2010-2015 will have a Half Height PCIe (PCI express) slot:

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  • System manufactured in the period 2005-2010 will have a Mini PCIe (PCI express) slot. Most of these wireless cards will work natively with Windows 10 however in some cases there are minor issues leading to frequent disconnects. You may want to consider installing a slightly newer wireless card using a Half to Full Height Minicard converter. If upgrading I recommend an Intel Wireless Card due to the best driver support see this Legit Review for more details about some affordable Intel Wireless Cards. I do not recommend a Broadcom card as there are a greater number of driver issues reported with Broadcom Wireless Cards and Windows 10. It is also possible to use a Wireless USB dongle which saves you from opening up your laptop (however utilises a USB port).

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  • Systems manufactured in the period 2000-2005 will have a Mini PCI slot (all these systems should be retired as their hardware specifications are poor and cannot run a modern operation system):

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Atheros

There is an increasing demand for more frequent driver updates and OEMs such as Dell do not update the drivers as often as the direct vendor. There is an Unofficial Czech Atheros Driver Website which lists the latest Atheros Wireless Card Drivers which has got extremely popular. The unofficial drivers may not support Dell Wireless Cards in all cases. The latest Dell Atheros drivers I can find are listed below. The ones in bold will work for most of the Atheros cards. Later versions not tested with all the cards please leave feedback.

Windows 10

Use 12.0.0.278 for the DW1810 and DW1820 cards.

Use 10.0.0.349 for the DW1502, DW1506, DW1515, DW1525, DW1601, DW1702, DW1703, DW1705, DW1707, DW1802 & DW1901 cards.

Note: Dell list it as compatible for the DW1506, DW1601, DW1707 and DW1802 cards only however the driver has compatible hardware IDs for the other wireless cards listed.

Use 12.0.0.260 (1.1.61.1297) for the Killer 1525 and Killer AC1535 Cards.

Use 10.0.0.318 for the Killer N1202 Card.

Windows 8.1

Use 11.0.0.648 for the DW1810 and DW1820 cards.

Use 10.0.0.341 for the DW1502, DW1506, DW1515, DW1525, DW1601, DW1702, DW1703, DW1705, DW1707, DW1802 & DW1901 cards.

Note: Dell list it as compatible for the DW1506, DW1601, DW1707 and DW1802 cards only however the driver has compatible hardware IDs for the other wireless cards listed.

Use 12.0.0.260 (1.1.61.1297) for the Killer 1525 and Killer AC1535 Cards.

Use 11.0.0.400 for the Killer N-1202

Windows 7

Use 10.0.0.667 for the DW1810 and DW1820 cards.

Use 10.0.0.341 for the DW1502, DW1506, DW1515, DW1525, DW1601, DW1702, DW1703, DW1705, DW1707, DW1802 & DW1901 cards.

Note: Dell list it as compatible for the DW1506, DW1601, DW1707 and DW1802 cards only however the driver has compatible hardware IDs for the other wireless cards listed.

Use 12.0.0.260 (1.1.61.1297) for the Killer 1525 and Killer AC1535 Cards.

Use 11.0.0.400 for the Killer N-1202

Dell Wireless 1502 bgn

Hardware IDs:
pci\ven_168c&dev_002b
pci\ven_168c&dev_002b&subsys_02041028
Vendor: Atheros AR5B95

Dell Wireless 1506 bgn

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_02081028
Vendor: Atheros AR9485

Dell Wireless 1515 Wireless-N

Hardware IDs
pci\ven_168c&dev_002a&subsys_0200168c
pci\ven_168c&dev_002a&subsys_0201168c
pci\ven_168c&dev_002a&subsys_0202168c
Vendor: Atheros AR928x

Dell Wireless 1525 – WLAN

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002A
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002A&SUBSYS_0203168C
Vendor: Atheros AR9280

Dell Wireless 1601 agn

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168c&DEV_0034&SUBSYS_020B1028&REV_01
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034&SUBSYS_020D1028
PCI\VEN_1AE9&DEV_0201&CC_0604
Vendor: Atheros
Additional application Windows 7 1.5.16.881
Additional application Windows 8.1 1.5.16.881

Dell Wireless 1702 – 802.11n + BT3.0

Hardware IDs:
pci\ven_168c&dev_002b
pci\ven_168c&dev_002b&subsys_02051028
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_0280
Vendor: Atheros

Dell Wireless 1703 – 802.11n + BT4.0

Hardware IDs:
pci\ven_168c&dev_0032
pci\ven_168c&dev_0032&subsys_02091028
usb\vid_0cf3&pid_e004
Vendor: Atheros AR5B125

Dell Wireless 1705

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_020C1028&REV_01
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_020C1028
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&CC_0280
Vendor: Atheros AR956x

Dell Wireless 1707 – 802.11bgn

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_020E1028
Vendor: Atheros

Dell Wireless 1802 – 802.11a/b/g/n

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034&SUBSYS_03001028
Vendor: Atheros

Dell Wireless 1810 – 802.11ac & BT4.1LE

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0042
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0042&SUBSYS_18101028&REV_31
VID_0CF3&PID_E009
Vendor: Atheros

Dell Wireless 1820 – 802.11ac & BT4.1LE

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_003E
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_003E&SUBSYS_03101028&REV_32
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_003E&SUBSYS_04101028&REV_32
VID_0CF3&PID_E007
Vendor: Atheros

Dell Wireless 1901 – 802.11abgn + BT

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034&SUBSYS_020A1028
usb\vid_0cf3&pid_e003
Vendor: Atheros AR5BB2

Killer N1202

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034&SUBSYS_20031A56
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0034&SUBSYS_20031A56&REV_01
Vendor: Atheros

Killer 1525

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_003E
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_003E&SUBSYS_15251A56&REV_20
Vendor: Atheros

Killer 1535

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0042
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0042&SUBSYS_3365168C&REV_30
Vendor: Atheros

Broadcom

For many of these wireless cards Windows 10 will have installed an inbuilt driver. If this works well for you then it is probably the best driver. Many are however unfortunately experiencing wireless issues/frequent disconnects especially with Broadcom cards and Windows 10 with the inbuilt driver.  Dell have updated the Dell Wireless 1704/1708 driver in January 2016. Its possible that this driver can be force installed on systems with old wireless cards using the Device Manager in a similar manner as demonstrated for the Dell TouchPad Driver. This however requires testing and feedback from end users as I don’t have all the hardware to test with.

The latest wireless drivers I have found are listed below.

Dell Wireless 355 BT2.0+EDR

Hardware IDs:
USB\VID_413C&PID_8126
USB\VID_413C&PID_8126&REV_0100
Vendor: Broadcom
Driver
Windows 10×64, Windows 10×86 12.0.1.654
Windows 8.1×64, Windows 8.1×86 12.0.0.7850
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 6.2.0.9600

Dell Wireless 365 BT2.0+EDR

Hardware IDs:
USB\VID_413C&PID_8160
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 10×64, Windows 10×86 12.0.1.654
Windows 8.1×64, Windows 8.1×86 12.0.0.7850
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 6.2.0.9600 6.2.0.9000

Dell Wireless 370 BT2.1+EDR

Hardware IDs:
USB\VID_413C&PID_8156
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 10×64, Windows 10×86 12.0.1.654
Windows 8.1×64, Windows 8.1×86 12.0.0.7850
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 6.2.0.9600 6.2.0.9000

Dell Wireless 375 BT3.0+EDR

Hardware IDs:
USB\VID_413C&PID_8187
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 10×64, Windows 10×86 12.0.1.654
Windows 8.1×64, Windows 8.1×86 12.0.0.7850
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 6.5.1.4000

Dell Wireless 380 BT4.0 

Hardware IDs:
USB\VID_413C&PID_8197
USB\VID_413C&PID_8197&REV_0112
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 10×64, Windows 10×86 12.0.1.750
Windows 8.1×64, Windows 8.1×86 12.0.0.7850
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 6.5.1.4000

Dell TrueMobile 1300

Hardware IDs:
pci\ven_14E4&DEV_4320
pci\ven_14E4&DEV_4320&subsys_00021028&rev_03 (WLAN)
pci\ven_14E4&dDEV_4320&subsys_00011028&rev_03 (WLAN Mini-PCI)
Vendor: Broadcom

Dell Wireless 1350 (Mini-PCI or PCMCIA)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4320
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4320&SUBSYS_00031028&REV_03
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4320&SUBSYS_00041028&REV_03
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1350

dw1350-pcmcia

Dell Wireless 1370 (Mini-PCI or PCMCIA)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4318
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4318&SUBSYS_00051028
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4318&SUBSYS_00061028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1370

Dell Wireless 1390 (Mini-PCI Express Full Height or Express Card)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4311
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4311&SUBSYS_00071028
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4311&SUBSYS_00081028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1390

dw1390-express

Dell Wireless 1395G (Mini-PCI Express Full Height)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4315
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4315&SUBSYS_000B1028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1395

Dell Wireless 1397G (Mini-PCI Express Half Height)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4315
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4315&SUBSYS_000C1028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1397

Dell TrueMobile 1400

Hardware IDs:
pci\ven_14e4&dev_4324
pci\ven_14e4&dev_4324&subsys_00021028&rev_03 (PC Card)
pci\ven_14e4&dev_4324&subsys_00011028&rev_03 (Mini-Card)
Vendor: Broadcom

Dell Wireless 1450 USB Adapter

Hardware IDs:
usb\vid_413c&pid_8104

Dell Wireless 1450 (Mini-PCI Full Height or PCMCIA) 

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4324
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4324&SUBSYS_00031028&REV_03
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4324&SUBSYS_00041028&REV_03
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw-1450

Dell Wireless 1470 (Mini-PCI Full Height or PCMCIA)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4319
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4319&SUBSYS_00051028
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4319&SUBSYS_00061028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1470

Dell Wireless 1490 (Mini-PCI Express Full Height or Express Card)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4319
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4312&SUBSYS_00071028
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4312&SUBSYS_00081028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1490

Dell Wireless 1500 (Mini-PCI Express Full Height)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4328
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4328&SUBSYS_00091028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

Dell Wireless 1501 (Mini-PCI Express Half Height)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_00101028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)
Windows 8×64, Windows 8×86 6.30.59.49

dw1501

Dell Wireless 1503 (Mini-PCI Express Half Height)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_00131028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 8×64, Windows 8×86 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010)
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1503

Dell Wireless 1504 (Mini-PCI Express Half Height)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_00151028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1504

 

Dell Wireless 1505 (Mini-PCI Express – 802.11 N)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4328
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4328&SUBSYS_000A1028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

Dell Wireless 1510 (Mini-PCI Express Half Height – 802.11 A/B/G/N)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_432b
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_432b&SUBSYS_000D1028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1510

Dell Wireless 1520 (Mini-PCI Express Half Height – 802.11 A/B/G/N)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4353
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4353&SUBSYS_000E1028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1520

Dell Wireless 1530 (Mini-PCI Express – 802.11 A/B/G/N)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4359
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4359&SUBSYS_00111028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 10×64, Windows 10×86 7.35.340.0
Windows 8.1×84 6.30.223.143 Windows 8.1×86 6.30.223.170
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1530

Dell Wireless 1540 (Mini-PCI Express – 802.11a/b/g/n)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4359
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4359&SUBSYS_00141028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 10×64 7.35.340.0
Driver 8.1×86: 6:.30.223.170
Driver 8.1×64:  6.30.223.143 
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1540

Dell Wireless 1550 (Mini-PCI Express – 802.11ac networks + BT 4.0)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43B1
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43B1&SUBSYS_00171028
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_216F
Windows 10×64 7.35.340.0 and BT 12.0.1.750
Driver 8.1×64 WiFi/BT 12.0

dw1550

Dell Wireless 1560 (802.11ac networks + BT 4.0)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43B1
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43B1&SUBSYS_00191028
USB\VID_413C&PID_8197
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_216F
Windows 10×64 7.35.340.0 and BT 12.0.1.750
Driver 8.1×86, 8.1×64 WiFi/BT 6.30.223.259
Driver 7×86, 7×64 WiFi/BT 6.30.223.259

Dell Wireless 1701 (Mini-PCI Express – 802.11 B/G/N + BT3.0)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_00121028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 10×64, Windows 10×86 7.35.340.0+BT 12.01.690
Windows 8.1×84 6.30.223.143 Windows 8.1×86 6.30.223.170 and BT 12.0.0.3600
Windows 7×64, Windows 7×86 5.100.82.112 (26/10/2011), 5.100.82.34 (23/11/2010), 5.100.235.13 (07/01/2011)

dw1701

Dell Wireless 1704 (Mini-PCI Express – 802.11 b/g/n networks + BT 4.0)

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4365
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4365&SUBSYS_00161028&REV_01
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4365&SUBSYS_00161028
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4365&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4365&CC_0280
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21D7
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 10×64 7.35.340.0 and BT 12.0.1.750
Windows 8.1×64 6.30.223.245 and 12.0 BT
Windows 7×64, 7×86 6.30.223.2286.30.223.2016.30.223.99

dw1704

Dell Wireless 1708 (M.2 802.11 b/g/n networks + BT 4.0)
Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4365
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4365&SUBSYS_00181028
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_216A
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 10×64 7.35.340.0 and BT 12.0.1.750
Windows 8.1×64 6.30.223.245
Windows 7×64 6.30.223.245

dw1708

Dell Wireless 1820A (M.2) 
Hardware IDs
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43A3&SUBSYS_00211028
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43A3&SUBSYS_00221028
Vendor: Broadcom
Windows 10×64 1.558.56.0 and BT 12.0.1.750 Older 1.555.0.0 (from Precision M7710)
Windows 8.1×64 1.400.87.0, Older 1.400.31.0
Windows 7×64 1.400.108.00, Older 1.400.87.0

dw1820

Dell Wireless 1830 (M.2)
Hardware IDs
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43BA&SUBSYS_00201028
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43A3&SUBSYS_00231028
PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43BA&SUBSYS_00241028
USB\Vid_0A5C&pid_6410
Windows 10×64 1.558.56.0 and BT 12.0.1.750
Windows 8.1×64 Wifi 1.400.31.0
Windows 7×64 Wifi 1.400.31.0

Intel Wireless Cards

Intel Cards usually have the best driver support. Intel usually offer the drivers for all their wireless cards in the latest version of:

The latest installers may not run on some of the legacy Intel Wireless Cards however, in which case the driver is usually inbuilt into the Windows Operating System or can be obtained from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Individual notes are given below the hardware IDs of these legacy cards.

Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7265

Hardware IDs:
PCI/VEN_8086&DEV_095A

Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 3160

Hardware IDs:
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b3&subsys_00708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b3&subsys_01708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b3&subsys_04708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b3&subsys_80708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b3&subsys_81708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b3&subsys_84708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b4&subsys_02708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b4&subsys_82708086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 3165

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3165
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3165&SUBSYS_44108086
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3165&SUBSYS_40108086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7260

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_08B1
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_40708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_41708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_44708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_486e8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_48708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_4a6c8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_4a708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_50708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c0708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c1708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c4708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c7708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_42708086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_c2708086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_08B1
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_40208086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_402a8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_40608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_406a8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_41608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_44208086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_44608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_446a8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c0208086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c02a8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c0608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c06a8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c1608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c4208086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c4608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c7608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_42208086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_42608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_426a8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_c2208086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_c2608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_c26a8086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Wireless-N 7260

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_08B1
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_40628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_40728086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_41628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_44628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_44728086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_4a6e8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c0628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c0728086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c1628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c4628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b1&subsys_c4728086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_42628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_42728086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_c2628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_08b2&subsys_c2728086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Advanced N-6235

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_088E
pci\ven_8086&dev_088e&subsys_40608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_088e&subsys_40648086
pci\ven_8086&dev_088e&subsys_406a8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_088e&subsys_44608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_088e&subsys_44648086
pci\ven_8086&dev_088e&subsys_446a8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_088e&subsys_50608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_088f&subsys_42608086
pci\ven_8086&dev_088f&subsys_42648086
pci\ven_8086&dev_088f&subsys_426a8086
pci\ven_8086&dev_088f&subsys_52608086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0887
pci\ven_8086&dev_0887&subsys_40628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0887&subsys_40668086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0887&subsys_44628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0887&subsys_44668086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0888&subsys_42628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0888&subsys_42668086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0891
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0891&SUBSYS_42228086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 135

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0892
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0892&SUBSYS_00628086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 105

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0894
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0894&SUBSYS_00228086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Advanced N-6205

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0082
pci\ven_8086&dev_0082&subsys_13018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0082&subsys_13068086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0082&subsys_13078086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0082&subsys_13088086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0082&subsys_13218086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0082&subsys_13268086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0082&subsys_13288086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0082&subsys_c0208086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0085&subsys_13118086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0085&subsys_13168086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0085&subsys_13188086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0085&subsys_c2208086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0091
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0091&SUBSYS_52218086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0885
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0885&SUBSYS_13058086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6250 ABG

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0087
pci\ven_8086&dev_0089&subsys_13168086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0087&subsys_13068086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6250 AGN

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0087
pci\ven_8086&dev_0087&subsys_13018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0089&subsys_13118086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0082&SUBSYS_13218086
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0082&SUBSYS_13218086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_422B
pci\ven_8086&dev_422b&subsys_11018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422b&subsys_11088086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422b&subsys_11218086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422b&subsys_11288086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4238&subsys_11118086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4238&subsys_11188086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 BG

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_422C
pci\ven_8086&dev_422c&subsys_13078086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 ABG

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_422C
pci\ven_8086&dev_422c&subsys_13068086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4239&subsys_13168086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_422C
pci\ven_8086&dev_422c&subsys_13018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422c&subsys_13218086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53258086
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53258086&REV_34
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&CC_0280
Vendor: Intel

Intel WiFi Link 1000 BG

Hardware IDs:

pci\ven_8086&dev_0083&subsys_13268086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0084&subsys_12168086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0084&subsys_13168086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0083&subsys_13068086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0083&subsys_12268086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0083&subsys_12068086
Vendor: Intel

Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN

Hardware IDs:
pci\ven_8086&dev_0084&subsys_13158086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0083&subsys_13258086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0084&subsys_12158086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0083&subsys_12058086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0083&subsys_12258086
pci\ven_8086&dev_0083&subsys_13058086
Vendor: Intel

Intel Centrino Wireless N130
Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0896
Vendor: Intel
Intel Centrino Wireless N100
Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_08AE
Vendor: Intel
Intel WiFi Link 5150 

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_423C
Vendor: Intel
Driver 7×86, 7×64: Intel PROSET Wireless Software select version 15.3

Intel WiFi Link 5350 

Hardware IDs:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_423A
Vendor: Intel
Driver 7×86, 7×64: Intel PROSET Wireless Software select version 15.3

Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN

Hardware IDs:

pci\ven_8086&dev_4232&subsys_12018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4232&subsys_12048086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4232&subsys_13018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4232&subsys_13048086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4237&subsys_12118086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4237&subsys_12148086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4237&subsys_13118086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4237&subsys_13148086
Vendor: Intel
Driver 7×86, 7×64: Intel PROSET Wireless Software
Intel WiFi Link 5100 ABG

Hardware IDs:

pci\ven_8086&dev_4232&subsys_12068086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4232&subsys_13068086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4237&subsys_12168086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4237&subsys_13168086
Vendor: Intel
Driver 7×86, 7×64: Intel PROSET Wireless Software
Intel WiFi Link 5100 BG

Hardware IDs:

pci\ven_8086&dev_4232&subsys_12058086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4232&subsys_13058086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4237&subsys_12158086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4237&subsys_13158086
Vendor: Intel
Driver 7×86, 7×64: Intel PROSET Wireless Software
Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN
Hardware IDs:
pci\ven_8086&dev_4235&subsys_10018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4235&subsys_10048086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4235&subsys_11018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4235&subsys_11048086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4236&subsys_10118086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4236&subsys_10148086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4236&subsys_11118086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4236&subsys_11148086
Vendor: Intel
Driver 7×86, 7×64: Intel PROSET Wireless Software

Intel Pro/Wireless 4965AGN

Hardware IDs:
pci\ven_8086&dev_4233&subsys_11148086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4233&subsys_11108086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11048086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11008086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4233&subsys_11178086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11248086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11258086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11058086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11048086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11038086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4233&subsys_11138086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11028086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4230&subsys_11168086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11058086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11238086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11068086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11208086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4230&subsys_11128086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11208086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11268086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4233&subsys_11168086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11218086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4230&subsys_11138086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11068086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11228086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11228086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4230&subsys_11118086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11078086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11258086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11008086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11268086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11218086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4233&subsys_11118086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11278086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11278086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4230&subsys_11178086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11028086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11038086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11238086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4233&subsys_11158086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4230&subsys_11108086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4230&subsys_11148086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4233&subsys_11128086
pci\ven_8086&dev_422d&subsys_11078086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4230&subsys_11158086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4229&subsys_11248086
Vendor: Intel

Driver 7×86, 7×64: Intel PROSET Wireless Software select version 15.3

Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

Hardware IDs:
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_135e103c
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10528086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_135d103c
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10228086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10408086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10238086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10548086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10308086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_135b103c
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10248086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10538086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10218086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4227&subsys_10138086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10008086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4227&subsys_10128086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10328086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10438086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_135f103c
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10508086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4227&subsys_10108086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10048086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10318086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10028086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10428086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10208086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4227&subsys_10118086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10338086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10418086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_135c103c
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10518086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_10038086
Vendor: Intel

Driver 7×86, 7×64: Intel PROSET Wireless Software select version 15.3

Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG

Hardware IDs:

pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_1352103c
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_1351103c
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10528086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4224&subsys_10118086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_1354103c
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10538086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_1353103c
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10318086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10508086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10418086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10518086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4224&subsys_10108086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10308086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10028086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10338086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_00008086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4224&subsys_10128086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4224&subsys_10138086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10438086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10208086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10238086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10428086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10218086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10408086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10328086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_27028086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10228086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10038086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_10008086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4223&subsys_27018086
Vendor: Intel

Driver 7×86, 7×64, 8.1×86, 8.1×64: 9.1.2.10 Microsoft Update Catalog

Intel PRO/Wireless 2200bg

Hardware IDs:
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27018086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27528086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27418086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_12f5103c
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27628086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27518086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_12f6103c
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27118086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27428086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27128086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27618086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27548086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27328086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27318086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27538086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27218086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27228086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_27028086
pci\ven_8086&dev_4220&subsys_00008086
Vendor: Intel

Driver: 7×86, 7×64, 8×86, 8×64: 9.1.2.10 Microsoft Update Catalog

Toshiba

Dell Wireless 350 

Hardware IDs:
USB\VID_413C&PID_8103
USB\VID_413C&PID_8103&REV_2422
Vendor: Toshiba
Driver 7×86, 7×64: http://ftp.dell.com/network/R231570.exe 700051D

For Windows 8, Toshiba has locked the latest Toshiba Bluetooth stack to Toshiba systems only. The Windows 7 version has minor incompatibilities with Windows 8 so it is recommended to replace it with the Dell Wireless 355 card which is supported by the Broadcom Bluetooth Update and can be found on eBay for quite cheap.

Dell Wireless 360 

Hardware IDs:
usb\vid_413c&pid_8140
USB\VID_413C&PID_8140&REV_4315
Vendor: Toshiba
Driver 7×86, 7×64: http://ftp.dell.com/network/R231570.exe 700051D

Realtek

Dell Wireless 1801
Hardware IDs
PCI/VEN_10EC&DEV_B723&SUBSYS_873910EC
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  1. Hi,
    I need u help me :(.
    I installed win 8.1 for my dell vostro 1510 but driver bluetooth not work and not show icon.
    Info my dell:
    Chipset T8300
    Ram 4Gb
    HDD 160Gb
    Can u help me ?!
    Mail: kethathuahp@gmail.com
    I from Vietnamese

    1. The Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth Card is incompatible with Windows 8.1 because it is a Toshiba Bluetooth stack and Toshiba will not provide Dell with a newer driver.

      Its best to replace it with a Bluetooth 355 Card which is a Broadcom Card and will work with the Broadcom Bluetooth Update.

  2. For the 3945 adapter, there are lots of newer versions available – is the selected version the one we would choose, or the newer version?

    1. I tried the newer versions but the driver did not update from the inbuilt Windows driver. I think Intel dropped support for the card. i.e. the newer versions have the application but not the driver.

      If you want you can test this by installing and checking the driver version in the device manager, see here but go to the driver tab:
      http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/downloading-drivers-checking-hardware-ids-and-downloading-and-installing-dell-system-drivers-in-the-correct-order/checking-hardware-ids-in-the-device-manager/
      The version I listed updated the driver in my system.

  3. Help me please, in Intel website there are a lot ot result under search ‘Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility’, what one i must download? I have Dell Wireless 1395 and intel procesor. Already downloaded and installed “Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)” but when i try to install R242438.exe i get message “hardware compatible not found” and stop installing.

    Thanks in advance any help.

  4. i need your help, i have reformatted my n4050 in windows 7 32-bit. i already installed the driver of 1702 but the bluetooth isn’t working. before i reformatted my laptop, there was always a bluetooth suite program. i think that i need to find a BT driver but i can’t find trusted sites. please help me.

  5. Hi
    Good post but having trouble with wifi driver on my inspiron 1520, it says its a Broadcom bcm94311mcg but can not find a driver for this?
    Can you help?

  6. Good night kind sir, i would like to ask you for your help, is it possible to update a Dell Studio 1735 from Vista 32bit to 7 32/64 bit, are there any device drivers incompatible with this kind of change im trying to do? Thanks in advance!

      1. Thank you so much! it took me a while (because of my time-consuming work), but finally did it, it was really useful!

  7. Hello,

    Upgraded Dell Inspiron 1520 XP Professional (SP3) to Windows 8.1 (32 bit) full version – ok except Bluetooth not working. Done through Laplink’s PC Mover-In place Upgrade Assistant rather than a clean install.

    I’ve listed the particulars below. WiFi works fine just no Bluetooth.

    Your thoughts on next steps would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You.

     Bluetooth icon not in system tray;
     Bluetooth icon on keyboard faceplate – not lit
     Bluetooth not in Device Manager

    BIOS settings – A09

     Wireless >
    Internal Bluetooth – Enabled
    Internal WiFi, Cellular, WiFi Catcher are Enabled and WiFi Switch controls ALL

     System > Device info
    Lists all devices but notes
    Bluetooth Device present – None
    Cellular device present – None

    Device Manager – Entries (nothing for Bluetooth, at least not explicitly)

    Network Adapters
     Intel (R) Wireless Wifi Link 4965AGN – Driver version 13.3.0.137 (date 8/15/2010)
    Hardware IDs
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&SUBSYS_11208086&REV_61
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&SUBSYS_11208086
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&CC_028000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&CC_0280

     Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated controller – driver version 4.60.0.2 (date 10/14/2008)
    Hardware IDs
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_170C&SUBSYS_01F11028&REV_02
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_170C&SUBSYS_01F11028
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_170C&CC_020000
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_170C&CC_0200

    Display Adapter
     Mobel Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corp WDDM 1.1) – Driver version 8.15.10.2697 (date 10/1/2012)
    Hardware IDs
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A02&SUBSYS_01F11028&REV_0C
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A02&SUBSYS_01F11028
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A02&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A02&CC_0300

    1. The Bluetooth 355 is a Broadcom card and was optional on that model. If BIOS doesn’t see it and the wifi switch is set to turn on/off wifi and bluetooth then as far as Windows concerned theres no Bluetooth module installed so drivers won’t help.

      The card can be found for pretty cheap on eBay. You can then use the Broadcom Bluetooth Update.

  8. Hi, I have Inspiron N5010 recently installed with windows 8.1 64 bit.
    After installing 8.1, im not able to connect to my router so no internet connection. Please help me what driver i have to install so that i could connect internet in my lap

    1. Hi Puni, Hi every body
      I got similar problem with wireless LAN driver after upgrading to windows 8 or 10. Hopeless reading all to no avail comments, I finally found a way – after my last vain attempt – that will work a hundred percent on both above mentioned windows. Here it is explained. Also a driver for Bluetooth module which works well on windows 8 and 10 is introduced.
      As you complete windows installation, your wireless driver seems to be recognized. This driver would be “Broadcom 802.11n network adapter” or similar windows 8 or 10 compatible driver. Although you may see all wireless networks around your “Dell INSPIRON N5010” laptop, but no internet access is permitted. The point for solving this issue is to update your incorrectly auto detected wireless adapter driver to “DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card”. To do so, go to “device manager”, expand “network adapters”, RC on your current wireless driver and select “update driver”, choose “Browse my computer for driver software”, again choose “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer”, UNCHECK the “Show compatible hardware” check box, now you can find the DW1501 driver easily. Although it is incompatible driver, believe it or not, It magically works!
      Follow the link below or just search for “Network_Application_VY4F2_WN_12.0_A01” driver to have your little blue-tooth module back in windows 8 or 10.
      https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER00865420M/1/Network_Application_VY4F2_WN_12.0_A01.EXE
      Cheers!
      Husin

  9. Gentlemen – let me first say you provide a needed service. I installed the 1390 dell lan card driver from you site in my vostro 1500 running win7 ultimate. I’ve ordered an upgraded intel card because while my broadcom device shows up in device manager, the dell 1390 sometimes just disappears, leaving me dead in the water as far as a wireless connection. Does it sound like my wireless card might be going bad? Thanks in advance.
    Rick

  10. hi i need ur help , i have dell inspiron 3521 earliar i can connect with wifi but now i can not connect wireless connection, what i can do now

  11. I bought a used early E-series Dell laptop
    1. Installed from microsoft’s generic Vista x64 files.
    2. Wireless did not function. Also as I recall, no ethernet.
    3. Saw many unidentified devices in devmgmt.msc
    4. After much searching (Dell’s service tag lookup is nearly useless for downloads), found a Vista Driver Pack Cab. http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER01407162M/1/E6400-vista-A02-R236901.CAB Then copied the cab to the ‘new’ laptop. Unzip (extract).
    5. For each unidentified device in devmgmt.msc, selected the device, and forced hardware wizard to reinstall drivers
    6. Selected option for me give to hardware wizard path to the drivers in the unpacked cab.
    7. This succeeded for all unidentifed devices.

    I don’t know if the Vista Driver Pack Cab includes Intel installation utility, but my laptop’s wifi wlan card has broadcom processor/chip, and the laptop’s ethernet is Intel gigabit.

    One more tip:
    Dell’s ftp is where downloads can be found.
    Occasionally you will see index.html files that when loaded into browser seem a huge list (with description) of downloads.
    These index.html may help identify filenames, but I found at least two index.html are outdated. the newest files to download are in the plain ftp directory list of files (with dates), not in the index.html

    However, I found the cab’s download url in the html source of Dell’s page for the laptop model. I think I found that page by google.
    The javascript had trouble. so I had to copy the url from html view.

    And a comment:
    HP’s site had been good for years. Then about two years ago, HP’s site devolved.
    More recently I found HP’s site has devolved yet further. I must find pages by google.
    I don’t know which manufacturer will win the Prestigious Unusable Web 2.0 Support Website® race, but Dell and HP are competing enthusiastically.

    1. I’ve left countless feedback to Dell on the way their drivers and downloads pages are laid out and how difficult it is for users however they haven’t addressed many of the problems.

  12. First, thank you for your help! After running the intel driver update utility and downloading the update wireless driver, I downloaded the driver for my dell 1350 cnw above. In running the setup I get the message:

    Error “Setup.rul 342” has occurred and setup cannot continue.

    I don’t know what to do next.
    Dorothy

  13. Help in finding out following…..
    OS Name : Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    System Manufacturer : Dell Inc.
    System Model : Inspiron 5521
    SMBIOS Version : 2.7

    network controller :
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0887&SUBSYS_44628086&REV_C4
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0887&SUBSYS_44628086
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0887&CC_028000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0887&CC_0280

    SM bus controller :
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&SUBSYS_05971028&REV_04
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&SUBSYS_05971028
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&CC_0C0500
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&CC_0C05

    Universal serial Bus (USB) controller :
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_05971028&REV_04
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_05971028
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&CC_0C0330
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&CC_0C03

    USB2.0-CRW :
    USB\VID_0BDA&PID_0129&REV_3960
    USB\VID_0BDA&PID_0129

  14. Its good! I have drivers for WiFi !!
    Nout Dell Inspiron 15, Series 3000, 3542
    PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_020C1028&REV_01\4&7a7034c&0&00E2

    1. Kindly forward the link for the driver, really having serious issues with installing the driver also. Thanks

  15. Please help me, i need driver for Dell Wireless 1501, Inspiron N5010
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_00101028&REV_01
    for Windows XP ,..I know is an old fashion OS, but i must run it to install Das Xentry diagnostic car tool for Mercedes and it work ONLY in XP…..
    Thank you very much

      1. Thank you philipyip , i already did it wit WM vare player program is working, but i dont have communication with the interface for connection with the car, so unfortenately is no good through virtual machine…..and i have to use very old laptop like d630 or maybe to replace network card with some other that have driver for xp

    1. You can try this driver for the wireless card but I think your more or less crippling this laptop by trying to force it to run Windows XP:
      http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=GVR15
      Also its definitely not recommended to connect an XP system to the internet.

      I am not familiar with your hardware how does it attach to the PC, a serial port or a USB? If its a serial port, check that the VM and host see the Com port as the same number. See my first video on virtualisation where I give an example of adding two serial ports to a VM.

      1. THANK YOU philipyip VERY VERY VERY MUCH ,this driver worked , i install it through device manager and click on update driver….thank ”s :-)))

      2. and please tell me how did you find this driver…in case if i need to look for other drivers to know how to to that Thank’s

  16. need drivers for dell inspiron 17(3721, early 2013) PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_020C1028&REV_01

  17. i have a dell Inspiron 15R N5010,its was pre installed with windows 7 64 bit ulimate,
    then i replaced it with windows7 32 bit ultimate,n by mistake its wifi driver is deleted n it says tht no Intell pro set wireless adapter is present due to which my wifi is not working.
    i have tried everythng to recovery its driver bt not able to recover it and i also downloded the drivers from dell site but it says tht the operating system is in compatible with the driver.
    so now i need a wifi driver for Inspiron 15R N5010 with windows 32 bit ultimate.
    can you help me with tht.

    1. First why have you installed 32 Bit and not 64 Bit? It will perform worse.
      Secondly what are the hardware IDs?
      http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/downloading-drivers-checking-hardware-ids-and-downloading-and-installing-dell-system-drivers-in-the-correct-order/checking-hardware-ids-in-the-device-manager/
      If no network controller shows in the device manager tap [Fn] and [F2] (or just [F2] depending on how your function keys are set). This should toggle WiFi On/Off.

      Make a new post on the Dell Community Forums with the above information, best to post on the Wireless board:
      http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/network-internet-wireless/default.aspx

  18. Hi, I have installed the Intel AC7260 wireless card into my 1510 and the wireless side is great but bluetooth is a no go. I’ve installed just about every option available from Intel to kick start the bluetooth but with no success. Do you know of any generic drivers available for bluetooth? I could live without the bluetooth but it’s one of those little niggles knowing it is possibly available but not working.
    Win 8.1 x64
    Bios – A15
    Samsung SSD

    1. According to Intel, this driver should work:
      http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wtech/proset-ws/sb/CS-034060.htm

      Ensure that the Bluetooth is on. Toggle [Fn] and [f2] of [F2] (depending how your function keys are setup). If that doesn’t work you may need to look into the BIOS setup and see how the function keys are assigned and see how the wireless switch is assigned.

      Also there have been some reports that Dell haven’t wired up these cards correctly in all cases. One of the antenna may be unplugged so it may be worth checking the connections to the card.

      1. Hi, thanks for your input, I tried as you suggested and still no joy, connections on the card are fine too. The wireless is toggled on/off with a physical switch & no other options other than enable/disable wlan in the bios. As I mentioned I’m more than happy with the wireless but I’ll check back from time to time to see if there’s a fix posted for the bluetooth side of things. Thanks again.

  19. Thank you! The drivers you provided for the 1506 Atheros were slightly newer than the ones Dell would “recommend” for the Lattitude 55xx series, and it resolved an issue where by those 1506 cards would not connect to an older A/B/G router. It kept trying to negotiate 2.4ghz N, and the access point would just fail them, the laptop would not fall back to G. With the 306 revision driver it does fall back to G successfully! (298 was the newest revision Dell would officially provide)

    1. I have been taking updated drivers for the newer systems, its a shame Dell don’t release the updated driver on all systems which have the component instead of treating each system individually.

  20. I have an Alienware M14X R1. The Dell BlueTooth 375 driver is the only thing I haven’t been able to get working so far. BlueTooth cant be activated with Fn + F3, and the driver listed on this page wont install. When I try to run it it just kicks me over to some BT software installation (Widcomm I think), then tells me to activate BT with the Function key combo. I obviously cant, so the only available option is to abort installation.

      1. The combo for the M14X R1 is [FN]+[F3], not [FN]+[F2]. [FN]+F2 does nothing. [FN]+[F3] brings up a box that says “Radio control options”, WiFI can be checked/unchecked, but the BT, mobile broadband, and WirelessHD Display options are greyed out. I know my system has BT because it is mentioned in the BIOS, and enabled there as well. The driver you linked gives exactly the same issues. as the others I’ve tried.

    1. I found a driver at http://www.drivermax.com/driver-download/0/Bluetooth/Broadcom/Dell+Wireless+375+Bluetooth+Module (the one at the top of page) that claims to be for 8/8.1, I’ve been using DriverMax as a free user for years and trust it. But it never mentioned anything about BT on my current system. It claimed to have installed the driver, but after rebooting no mention is made of BT anywhere on the system, and the function hotkeys still can’t turn it on. Device Management also lists nothing about BT at all, even when I enable the option to view hidden entries.

    2. I don’t trust utilities like DriverMax but anyway the issue is that your hardware isn’t detected in the device manager so no driver will work.

      I am more familiar with the Dell (non-Alienware) range so the Fn buttons layout may be different.

      There is usually the settings in the BIOS to disable the Bluetooth and to assign the wireless switch to WiFi, or BT or WiFi/BT.

      Anyway you can try disabling the Bluetooth in the BIOS setup and booting to Windows and then powering down and re-enabling it to see if it reappears.

      You may also want to post a new thread on the Alienware board: http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/default.aspx

  21. The Dell Wireless 375 (Win 7) link downloads the Dell Wireless 380, which only supports Win8.

  22. hi
    I upgraded my Dell N5050 to Windows 10 from windows 7
    Its done
    but i cannot connetct to internet or wifi
    i think its drivers problem
    please help!!!

  23. Hi

    Can you inform us what driver we need for Windows 10, Dell Inspiron 1750:

    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4315&SUBSYS_000C1028&REV_01
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4315&SUBSYS_000C1028
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4315&CC_028000
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4315&CC_0280

  24. Is there any chance I can get bluetooth working in Windows 10 on a Dell 17″ Inspiron N7010 laptop ?
    Upgraded from Windows 7 SP1 Home 64-bit to Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
    Bluetooth worked fine in Windows 7 SP1 …
    Wireless network card is working fine but there is no bluetooth in device manager after the upgrade to Windows 10.
    According to Dell Windows 10 is not supported on the Inspiron N7010 laptop.

    Below the network card info from Device Manager in Windows 10 after the upgrade:

    – DW1501 wireless N WLAN Half Mini-card

    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_00101028&REV_01
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_00101028
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&CC_028000
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&CC_0280
    Driver:
    Broadcom 5.60.48.35 – 21-01-2010

    – Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 PCI-E Fast Ethernet-Controller (NDIS 6.30)

    PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_2060&SUBSYS_04571028&REV_C1
    PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_2060&SUBSYS_04571028
    PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_2060&CC_020000
    PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_2060&CC_0200
    Driver:
    Microsoft 2.1.0.16 – 01-04-2013

      1. The Broadcomm install\setup reported the bluetooth device could not be found, so tried the Lenovo setup and … yessss that made bluetooth work !

        Lenovo setup did remove some existing bluetooth stuff before it started the actual bluetooth install\setup.

        Hope this helps someone when they encounter the same issue.

  25. Hello Phillip

    Like others I am stuck trying to update to Windows 10 with an Vaio laptop with an Intel 5100 AGN wireless card. Are there any substitute drivers or do you think there is any chance of a third party driver to be written as Intel does not seem to support any longer?

    Thanks, Don

    1. Yes this is for Dell Wireless Cards only the hardware IDs will differ for other OEMs… I don’t have the time to find the hardware IDs for all other OEMs.

  26. Hello Philip!
    I just completed a (mostly) successful upgrade of my Dell Vostro 3550 to Windows 10 64-bit Pro, from Windows 7 64-bit Pro. I thought it occurred without a hitch, until I realized that some of my Bluetooth functions were disabled. Oddly enough, Device Manager indicates no issues with Bluetooth, and I can pair and use a Bluetooth speaker. However, there are three Bluetooth-related Services that will not Start, and I think it is because the executables all date back to 2011. Unfortunately, it does not appear that Intel – much less Dell – will develop Windows 10 drivers for Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 (I checked your list above, and my IDs match those you listed).

    Do you think that I may have better luck if I can install the Dell or Intel drivers for Centrino Wireless-N 1030 intended for Windows 8.1? Or is that even possible, since I am now running Windows 10? I know that sometimes, Windows Vista drivers were compatible with Windows 7, so I am hoping against hope that I may be able to do the same thing with Windows 8.1 drivers…

    Thanks in advance for your help,
    Bob Kreycik

    1. Intel Drivers will be newer than Dell drivers however Windows (10) Update is usually good at handling Intel Drivers.

      Now that your system is a Windows 10 Device, I advise Clean Reinstallation of Windows 10. See here step 4 onwards:
      http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows-10/
      The Clean Reinstall will remove the conflicts between old system drivers and drivers inbuilt to Windows 10 and hence should remove your performance losses.

  27. Hi there,

    I did fresh installation of win 8.1 followed with upgrade to win 10 and everything works great – except Bluetooth. Looks like device manager cant see Bluetooth at all. According to official Dell support – there are no new drivers for win 10. BTW, its Dell Studio 1735 with Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-card.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    1. The bluetooth was an option in this machine. I am just stating this as I have seen many people attempt to install Bluetooth in hardware this vintage and they never even had a Bluetooth card.

      Have you installed Dell Quickset? Does anything happen when you press Fn and F2?

  28. Device PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_020C1028&REV_01\4&7a7034c&0&00E2 was configured.

  29. Oh my GOODNESS. You are truly a lifesaver. I have a Dell Inspirion 3147, and last night for no apparent reason, my wireless adapter disappeared. My husband managed to find an uninstalled Windows 10 update and installed it, which seemed to correct the problem, until this morning when it disappeared again. I searched all over the Internet trying to find a solution to this problem; the only software-related idea I found was to update the driver (I liked that a heck of a lot more than trying to open up my laptop and “reseat” the wireless adapter!!). Dell’s website was utterly worthless. When I first downloaded what I thought would install a new driver, it turned out to be a “driver installation toolkit” that needed a NETWORK CONNECTION to update drivers. Kinda tricky when the wireless adapter doesn’t work!! When attempting to download just the driver, I got Dell’s site telling me that my laptop had “not been tested for Windows 10” and absolutely no drivers for any system higher than Windows 98. (Who uses 98 anymore, for heaven’s sake???) By continuing to search, I found your site. It never would have occurred to me to visit the wireless driver manufacturer for the driver! Thanks to your Atheros links, I found the right driver and could actually install it on my laptop. Now my wireless is up and running again! Thank you SO much, this is such a needed service!

  30. It worked for my Windows 7 system. Haven’t had wireless connectivity since a recent Windows 7 update.

  31. Hi Phillip,
    Very helpful info and very educational. Thanks for it.
    I am having the following problem with a Dell Latitude D830 and Windows 10.
    I did a clean install of Windows 10 (previous OS Windows 7 – no issues). All is working fine except for Bluetooth. The Bluetooth adapter is enabled and detected by the the BIOS (A17). Windows 10 also detects and installs ageneric driver (as reported by Device Manager). The Bluetooth icon appears in the hidden icons on the task bar. But the Bluetooth blue light is not on and therefore Bluetooth is not working.
    Any ideas?

    1. Not sure about the Bluetooth issue, if its in the device manager and enabled, the blue light should be on.

      Do you have Dell Quickset installed?

  32. hi, i have dell inspiron 5520 laptop windows 7 64 bit with broadcom 1704-802.11 wifi+bluetooth 4.0 driver. but now i have to update to windows 10 but the windows 10 app shows that the driver is not compatible with the windows and the dell and broadcom has not released any update for the same driver so what do i do now
    please help
    ty.

  33. hi,
    I have Dell Vostro 3500 Windows 8.1 Pro, and I upgraded all of my Driver through IObit Driver utility program. Now my Bluetooth is not working and no sign of BT device in device manager. My network card is Broadcom (DW1520 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card).
    The other problem is I have device with the name of Unknown device in other device category.I cant find the driver for this device. and I dont know what it is.The below is the device ID I cant find the Driver.

    ACPI\VEN_SMO&DEV_8800
    ACPI\SMO8800
    *SMO8800

    I really appreciate that If you give me the solution.
    Thanks

    1. The unknown device is the Free Fall Sensor try the Windows 7 driver here: http://downloads.dell.com/utility/R284233.exe

      The Bluetooth is an optional component in these models. If you had Bluetooth you would have both a Dell Wireless 365 card and a Dell Wireless 1520 card.

      Tap [Fn] and [F2] do you see any changes in the device manager? If so BT may be turned off. You may need the OSD utility for the Fn keys to work:
      http://downloads.dell.com/app/R266209.exe

      Note this system might have a dedicated wireless switch instead of [Fn] and [F2].

  34. Dell Wireless 1505 WLAN + Bluetooth (I think?) in a Dell Inspiron 530S. I think this also had BT in the USB card reader with original install.

    Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Bluetooth is now completely missing from Device Manager. WiFi is working 100%. BT was working and controlling a Dell rebranded Logitech BT keyboard and mouse in Win7 via Logitech SetPoint. The Broadcom Universal Bluetooth updater tool you linked to seems to just hang on trying to find Bluetooth devices, so no luck with that. I doubt the Lenovo tool is going to work, because I don’t think the adapter is BT 4.0. I’m going to need to borrow a keyboard to check BIOS settings – all control is via TeamViewer at the moment.

    Any ideas on how to get Win10 to detect the BT in device manager? Remove WiFi adapter and let Windows re-add it (after I find a wired keyboard to re-add SSID pass)?

  35. Hi Philip, I finally hunted down the problem & solution to share with you and others. Here is how:
    1.) Identify the Dell Service Tag or connect the PC to Dell Product Support page for auto-detect.
    2.) Click on “Find it myself” tab, and look for the Chipset updates.
    3.) Look for the (e.g. XPS-8700) Intel 8 Series Chipset Driver. Other models may be different!!!
    4.) Download and install… This will clear the unidentified “(?)SM Bus Controller” in Device Manager. *Note: THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE downloading and installing the corresponding Dell Wireless 1704 WLAN + Bluetooth driver. Other models maybe different!!!
    5.) Under “Network” category, identify the Dell Wireless 1704 802.11 b/g/n Driver (e.g. for XPS-8700) and download and install…. Device Manager will then detect and load the drivers for the network stack.

    The nasty problem is that the Device’s Hardware ID (here, “SM Bus Controller”) is unknown by Win10, and is ONLY established by the matching (Intel) Chipset driver (without showing its Hardware ID), which will then be associated by the integrated 1704 WiFi and Bluetooth card which is plugged into the SM Bus. As the hardware ID is also unknown using “Guide Me” tab, thus also missed the detection.

    Hope this will help others.

  36. dear Philip,
    I do not know how to thank you. There are no adequate words of gratitude after 3 days of fighting with the drivers. I hate Windows 8 and 10. And I bought a Dell.

    With your help it works. So beautiful that you wrote that although poorly know English – easily understood your instructions.

    I am glad that there are people in this world who have such a good heart like yours.

    Thank you again,
    Ana

  37. I’m not sure what’s going on. I have the Dell 1505 and it’s able to see wireless networks and it can even connect to my network when I enter the password. For some reason though I can’t access the internet, it just shows the wireless network as Limited. I connected to the router with an ethernet cable and it shows it’s connected, but I still can’t connect to the Internet. As it stands with either method I can’t even access the router’s settings. I tried using the driver found here but Windows couldn’t run the application after it extracted everything to the Dell folder. I found another driver from Dell’s driver page but haven’t tried it yet in case I’m just missing something simple. I did try to reboot into safe mode with networking just to see if it was an application but that didn’t work either. I’d love some suggestions. Email removed for privacy.

  38. Hello Philip !
    I am French and my English is not very good… Sorry for that !
    I have a Dell Inspiron 620. I was on W7 64bit and upgrated to W10 3 monthes ago. The computer worked perfectly at the beginning. 15 days ago, i had a crash with blue screen : “irql_unexpected-value”. Now, the computer crashes 5 or 20 times a day… It crashed frequently when i download, but it can crash without it…
    I tried to downgrade to W7, but it doesn’t work… I don’t know why…
    I think a have a problem of driver. I have done the update of the drivers, but the computer continues crashing with the same bluescreen.
    I am lost… Could you help me, please !

    1. Firstly your English is fine. 🙂

      I would advise clean installation of Windows 10. You can download the Windows 10 TH1 .iso and then reload Windows 10 TH1:
      http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/
      http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows-10/windows-10-clean-reinstallation-via-bootable-usb-from-iso/

      However if you can hold on a week or so Windows 10 TH2 will be released on the maintrack. It is currently available as a Windows Insider Preview and should be a good bit more stable:
      http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-technical-preview-iso/

  39. if i have to install network card driver (atheros – dell 1705) AFTER i install win10, i won’t need to install intel chipset s/w installation utility – am i correct, philip? or did i understand you wrongly?
    thanks friend.

  40. hi I have dell inspiron 15 n 5050 and I’m not getting dell wireless and Bluetooth software i have put some but did not work.

    1. Thanks was sure I had added that one but looks like I forgot to put it under the Dell Wireless 380. Its update now (but might take a while for the page to refresh).

      1. hi, i need an urgent help. i have updated my dell inspiron 15r N5110 from windows 7 to windows 10. The network drivers also gets automatically udated. But wifi range has reduced to very low. The network driver which it is showing in my device manager is 1702 802.11b|g|n. I have updated this but problem not resolved. I think this one is not the correct driver. please give me the correct network card driver for n5110 windows 10, 32 bit.
        My hardware id is- PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_04B01028&REV_05\02000000364CE00000

        please help

  41. Hi Tarannum
    I got similar problem with wireless LAN driver after upgrading to windows 8 or 10. Hopeless reading all to no avail comments, I finally found a way – after my last vain attempt – that will work a hundred percent on both above mentioned windows. Here it is explained. Also a driver for Bluetooth module which works well on windows 8 and 10 is introduced.
    As you complete windows installation, your wireless driver seems to be recognized. This driver would be “Broadcom 802.11n network adapter” or similar windows 8 or 10 compatible driver. Although you may see all wireless networks around your “Dell INSPIRON N5010” laptop, but no internet access is permitted. The point for solving this issue is to update your incorrectly auto detected wireless adapter driver to “DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card”. To do so, go to “device manager”, expand “network adapters”, RC on your current wireless driver and select “update driver”, choose “Browse my computer for driver software”, again choose “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer”, UNCHECK the “Show compatible hardware” check box, now you can find the DW1501 driver easily. Although it is incompatible driver, believe it or not, It magically works!
    Follow the link below or just search for “Network_Application_VY4F2_WN_12.0_A01” driver to have your little blue-tooth module back in windows 8 or 10.
    https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER00865420M/1/Network_Application_VY4F2_WN_12.0_A01.EXE
    Cheers!
    Husin

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