Dell inspiron 1440 wifi drivers not working

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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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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.

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PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_02CF1028&REV_02\4&243EA0D2&0&00E2
Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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i hv windows xp service pack2 32 bit installed in my laptop
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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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Hello,
Try this 1
Click on the below hyperlink "Download" and download the driver.
Download
Good Luck
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.