Dell DW1506 (802.11 b/g/n) WLAN half mini-Card

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Dell DW1506 (802.11 b/g/n) WLAN half mini-Card

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I bought a Dell Inspiron 660s today and the order confirmation included an item "Dell DW1506 (802.11 b/g/n) WLAN half mini-Card."  I have a Speedstream 4300 modem connected to my existing computer and am just wondering if it is possible to connect the modem and the DW1506 or if the DW1506 would replace the modem.  I apologize if this isn't the most intelligent question, but I've never had any experience with a WLAN.  Thanks for any help!

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  • Hi SquarePeg61,

    The Speedstream 4300 modem does not support wireless connection; you need a wireless router to connect the computer wireless.

    As the system has a wireless card installed DW1506 WLAN half height mini-card installed in it, please get a wireless router at a nearby electronic store at a cost effective price to connect the system wirelessly.

    Kindly reply for any further help.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Nikhil D
    #iworkfordell

    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US Customers; India Customers. For Dell Support videos click Here

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  • Hi SquarePeg61,

    The Speedstream 4300 modem does not support wireless connection; you need a wireless router to connect the computer wireless.

    As the system has a wireless card installed DW1506 WLAN half height mini-card installed in it, please get a wireless router at a nearby electronic store at a cost effective price to connect the system wirelessly.

    Kindly reply for any further help.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Nikhil D
    #iworkfordell

    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US Customers; India Customers. For Dell Support videos click Here

  • Thanks for the response!  Are there any router models which are better suited for use with the Inspiron 660s than others?

  • Hi SquarePeg61,

    There are many routers available that can be purchased online, please check this link: http://bit.ly/1478Dd8

    Please reply for any further help.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Nikhil D
    #iworkfordell

    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US Customers; India Customers. For Dell Support videos click Here

  • Is there an xp driver for the 1 Dell DW1506 (802.11 b/g/n) WLAN half mini-Card ? I have had no success in finding one either Dell or generic.
  • I found DW1506 XP drivers on eBay.  It works but cost $5

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/XP-Driver-for-DELL-DW1506-wireless-802-11bgn-PCI-E-WLAN-module-Inspiron-660-3520-/161088343791?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25819d0eef