wireless card driver for Dimension E521 (desktop)

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wireless card driver for Dimension E521 (desktop)

  • I'm helping a friend of mine reinstalling his system (after the system couldn't start with unmountable HD message blue screen). I installed the system CD (XP with Service Pack 2) and Utilities CD later. Everything works except wireless networking. I installed all the items listed at Utilties CD but none seemed to relate to wireless card. Searching the Dell site does not yield anything. My friend insisted that wireless card came with the system when the system was ordered by phone. If so, where would the drivers be located on Dell? How can find out the name of the wireless card on the system. Device Manager shows Ethernet card or something similar in the yellow question mark area without telling much. I can tell the one installed from Dell CD is working as it was under Network Adapters.

     

    Thanks for the help,

     

     

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    wfz wrote:

    I'm helping a friend of mine reinstalling his system (after the system couldn't start with unmountable HD message blue screen). I installed the system CD (XP with Service Pack 2) and Utilities CD later. Everything works except wireless networking. I installed all the items listed at Utilties CD but none seemed to relate to wireless card. Searching the Dell site does not yield anything. My friend insisted that wireless card came with the system when the system was ordered by phone. If so, where would the drivers be located on Dell? How can find out the name of the wireless card on the system. Device Manager shows Ethernet card or something similar in the yellow question mark area without telling much. I can tell the one installed from Dell CD is working as it was under Network Adapters.

     

    Thanks for the help,

     

     


     

     

     

     

    Dell did not do a wireless card for Dimension  E521:smileysurprised:

     

    Chipset

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R133065&SystemID=DIM_P4_E521&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=13007&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=27&fileid=176987

     

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R132919&SystemID=DIM_P4_E521&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=9843&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=27&fileid=176721

     


    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller Windows XP

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R149798&SystemID=DIM_P4_E521&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=2966&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=5&fileid=198980

     

     

    From Chris

    My computer
    Dell Dimension 1100
    Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3
    512 MB of Ram
    Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 256MB
    Intel Celeron CPU 2.53GHz
    Dell E196FP
    HDD WDC WD800BB-75JCO 80GB C:
    HDD Samsung SV2042H 20GB F:
    TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H492C D:
    LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-851S E:
    Linksys Wireless-G WUSB54GS With SpeedBooster
    Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 90
    Logitech Cordless Click Plus Rechargeable Optical Mouse
    Mozilla Firefox 3.0
    Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1

    My Security Software
    Avanquest SystemSuite 8 Professional
    Windows Defender

    from Chris

     

    Dell Dimension 1100
    Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3
    2GB of Ram
    Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 256MB
    Intel Celeron CPU 2.53GHz
    Dell E196FP
    HDD WDC WD800BB-75JHCO 80GB C:
    HDD Samsung SV2042H 20GB F:
    TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H492C D:
    LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-851S E:
    Linksys Wireless-G WUSB54GS With SpeedBooster
    Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 90
    Mozilla Firefox 3.5.6

    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007

     


    My Security Software
    Avanquest SystemSuite 9 Professional
    Windows Defender

     

  • you might have to open the case and see if you can id the wireless card.

    or go HERE

    enter the service tag and select the orginal configuration tab. If a card was installed it should be listed.

     

    install the chipset driver that the previouse poster linked to then the ethernet driver. 

    proper order of Driver reinstallation is Here

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  • Thank you both for the answer.

     

    I went to the link provided but the wireless card does not show up there. Does it mean my friend didn't order it from Dell?

     

    If it's not from Dell, how can I find out the make of the card from the system. I guess I probably can get that information by unplugging the card and find the model name there.

     

  • That would be my guess. 

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  • Thank you for the help. It turns out he had card from a different vender and someone set it up for him. He didn't remember until I showed him the info from Dell's site.