hi people ..
i have a problem with inspiron 1501 AMD 64 Athlon 2. i reformat my computer and i am trying to use wifi but i have yellow icon and i use net to update but it can't find the software.. maybe someone ask did i use resourse cd , yes i did ..
please i need help
Go HERE select the proper operating system go to the network section and chose your model adapter
Also if you reinstall window XP there is a order to reinstall drivers. that order is listed HERE in this tech document
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I have a similar problem. I have a inspiron 1501 for one year. I purchased it new without windows on it. I installed windows xp home edition. Worked fine for this last year. I decided to format it and start from scratch. I re-installed the windows xp home edition and it would not install drivers for several items. I finally got it to work when plugged into the cable on internet but not on wireless. I ended up having a technician come out and he formatted and installed the windows xp from the disk that came with the laptop. He got everything except the driver for the network controller to work. He tried downloading updates from dell. Nothing is working. It recognizes the network controller, but needs drivers and the drivers we install won't work. Any ideas? Thank you.