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Drivers for Intel Wifi 5100 installed in a Inspiron 1525........

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Drivers for Intel Wifi 5100 installed in a Inspiron 1525........

This question has been answered by GsxrGuy

I salvaged a Wifi 5100 Wireless Card from a machine headed to IT Heaven at the office. I have not had any luck finding a driver compatible for its use with 32 bit Vista or 32 bit Windows 7, no luck with either. I also have not been able to find any support in reference to this card and the 1525. Are they not compatible at all? I would love to have Draft N capability in my primary machine now that I have a Wireless N Router. If all else fails, I guess I have no other option but to buy the factory suggested Wireless 1505 or 4965.... If this is the only route, which is the better buy?

My wife is snickering as I type, her 2006 P4 Machine w/ Wireless N USB adapter is now  has a faster connection than my up to date laptop.

Thanks in advance for any assistance!!!

 

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  • dgkpcon

    The Intel 5100 and 5300 Wifi cards come with the newer Montevina Centrino 2 chipsets and will not work with the 1525.

     

    Thanks for the quick response. I was suspecting the chipsets........... With that said, I'm orderin a 4965!

     

    Shame on all those who think Dell's support sites are worthless...

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  • The Intel 5100 and 5300 Wifi cards come with the newer Montevina Centrino 2 chipsets and will not work with the 1525.

    E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

    XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

    XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

  • dgkpcon

    The Intel 5100 and 5300 Wifi cards come with the newer Montevina Centrino 2 chipsets and will not work with the 1525.

     

    Thanks for the quick response. I was suspecting the chipsets........... With that said, I'm orderin a 4965!

     

    Shame on all those who think Dell's support sites are worthless...

  • GsxrGuy,

     

    I was just thinking. Maybe there are drivers from Intel's Website.

     

     

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  • Even with Intel's driver it still will not function with the 1525.The 1525 is before the Montevina chipset.

    E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

    XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

    XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

  • I have a 1525 and Intel WIFI 5300 and works great. 5300 and 5100 use the same driver. Just get driver from Intel support. The driver from Dell does not work.