Dell inspiron 1440 wifi drivers not working

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- May 31, 2013 at 06:33 AM
 Leo - Jun 14, 2015 at 01:45 PM
Hello,
my dell inspiron 1440 doent support wifi drivers.......
m hvng windows xp as doperating system ..pl help me to get d wifi drivers for same..........pl check 4 windows xp as operating system
i bought dell inspiron 1440 with windows7 installed on it.i then downgraded it to .
the problem arised during drivers finding.
i'm not getting wi-fi drivers.please help me with it.
Configuration: Windows XP service pack2 (32bit)

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May 31, 2013 at 09:23 AM
Hi prit10782,

Inspiron 1440 laptop is offered with one the following Wireless Cards:

1. Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN
2. Dell Wireless 1515 WLAN
3. Intel WiFi Link 5100
4. Intel WiFi Link 5300

So that I can try finding Window XP drivers, I need to know which of these cards is installed in your computer. Please reply with the Device Instance ID of the Wireless Card in the machine. To get the Device Instance ID:

1. Press the Windows + R key on the keyboard to launch the "Run" dialog box.
2. Type "devmgmt.msc" and hit "Enter".
3. "Device Manager" window will open.
4. Expand the "Network adapters".
5. Double click the listed wireless card. Click the "Details" tab.
6. Select Device Instance Path or Device Instance Id (whichever is available for your version of Windows) from the drop down box.
7. Write the version number down.

To know more about Dell's products, services and drivers & downloads, please go to http://dell.to/YBlak6
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Jun 1, 2013 at 03:54 AM
PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_02CF1028&REV_02\4&243EA0D2&0&00E2
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Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN
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May 31, 2013 at 09:48 AM
Hello,

Try this 1

Click on the below hyperlink "Driver" and download the file

Driver

If the problem still exists then follow the instructions given by "Zohaib R".

Good Luck
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Jun 1, 2013 at 06:17 AM
i hv tried installin d abc driver...bt it hows following set up error...
no compatible hardware found. The software u r attempting to install is nt supported on the system. Set vil now exit...

any other way pl.help
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Jun 3, 2013 at 07:09 AM
Hi prit10782,

The "Device Instance ID" you have provided is for the Ethernet Adapter. It is not the wireless adapter in the machine. Is this the only device listed under "Network Adapters" in "Device Manager"?

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Jun 3, 2013 at 08:37 AM
i think der is no wireless adapter installed...bt as u said under network adapters it shows Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller after double click under "Device Instance ID" it show

PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_02CF1028&REV_02\4&243EA0D2&0&00E2

and below dat is yellow question marked other devices under wich is network controller with "Device Instance ID" as

PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4315&SUBSYS_000C1028&REV_01\4&1CD20F91&0&00E1



pl help...........
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Jun 4, 2013 at 08:48 AM
Hi prit10782

"VEN_14E4&DEV_4315&SUBSYS_000C1028&REV_01" is the Device Instance ID for Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card. You have correctly identified it. You can download the drivers from here. Install the drivers and reply with results.

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Jun 6, 2013 at 02:39 AM
i hv downloaded d link.
error message: "No compatible hardware found. the software ur attempting to install is not supported on this system. The softeare will not b instlled. Set up will now exit."

pl help........
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Jun 6, 2013 at 04:48 AM
Hi prit10782,

Delete any drivers you have already installed and follow the steps in this link to locate and install the drivers manually in Windows 7.

Do reply with results.

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Thanks & Regards
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Jun 6, 2013 at 08:52 AM
i hv windows xp service pack2 32 bit installed in my laptop
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Jun 6, 2013 at 08:56 AM
Hi prit10782,

I apologize for overlooking the details provided in your first reply as there are several messages between your initial post and my last reply. Please ignore the previous link and try the steps provided in this link.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks Zohaib,

I was able to make my broadband working by downloading the file and following the steps mentioned in Pcsupport.about.com

Thanks a lot once again


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hi guys,

I am using vista 32 bit. I too have a problem in connecting wifi. I went through instructions.. it is "PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_02CF1028&REV_02\4&EBBACBF&0&00E2" .. now kindly guide me what driver to install
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Apr 13, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Hello,
Try this 1
Click on the below hyperlink "Download" and download the driver.
Download
Good Luck
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Guys I'm having the same problem but ive got installed Windows 8.1. I have downloaded the driver from the official dell page but havent worked.
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