Driver for inbuilt WiFi hardware

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Driver for inbuilt WiFi hardware

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I have an Inspiron 1564 ( Admin Note : Service Tag remove as per Privacy Policy) which I have recently upgraded with an SSD instead of the HD and with Windows 8. Everything is working perfectly and I am delighted with the upgrade, BUT I can find no way in which to reinstate WiFi access to the web, access to which is only available when hard-wired. I need a driver for the inbuilt WiFI hardware. The ‘Drivers and Utilities’ DVD sends me round in circles. Please help.

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  • Hi,

    Welcome to the Community. This system was shipped with a Dell 1397 Half Mini Card. Below is the link to install it. This is for Windows 7 but should work on Windows 8 as well.

    www.dell.com/.../inspiron-1564

    Thank you.

  • Thank you for such a very fast response, but it doesn't work. Here is a comprehensive statement of the position.

    1. Following the explicit instructions (download, unzip, install) leads to the error message: “Error ‘setup.rul318’ has occurred and Setup cannot continue”.

    2. Selecting Dell/Drivers/R242648/Setup leads to the error message: “MSI File cannot be found. The Setup application will end

    3. Selecting Dell/Drivers/R242648/Version explains that the driver is only for: “Windows 7 64-bit Home Basic, Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium, Windows 7 64-bit Ultimatebut no mention of my Windows 8. It also affirms that it is intended for: “Inspiron - 1764, 1464, 1564;”but no mention of my Inspiron 1546

    4. Selecting Dell/Drivers/R223361/Setup64 leads to the error message: “Driver Installation Failed. Could not find the MODEM device for this driver”.

    5. Selecting Dell/Drivers/R223361/Version explains that the driver is only for: “Windows 7 64-bit Home Basic, Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium, Windows 7 64-bit Professional, Windows 7 64-bit Ultimatebut no mention of my Windows 8; and that it is intended for: “Inspiron - 1545, 1318, 1010, INSP1440, 1011, 1110, 1750, 1546, 1470, 1570, Inspiron 1370, 1561, 1761, 1461, 1746;but no mention of my Inspiron 1546

    I need a driver that works explicitly with an Inspiron 1546 running Windows 8. Please can someone help me? It was working fine before I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.

    Many thanks.

  • Hi,

    Sorry that did not work. Unfortunately we do not have a Windows 8 driver for this card on our support site. I have raised this issue with our Product Team. However there is no ETA. The support site will be updated once the driver is made available.

    Thank you.