Dell Vostro 1500 wireless driver

Dell Vostro 1500 wireless driver

In my office one of my colleagues got a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop from US. This Laptop had default installation of XP home edition but that was not useful for him at all as he work on vs.net and SQL server that cannot work well on home edition. He asked me if I could install XP professional on his laptop and I said yes I can do that.

I reformatted his machine with XP professional service pack 2. Driver CD was available for this laptop with him so I had no problem in installing driver but when it came about the driver installation of wireless device it got stuck.

I tried all drivers for the laptop in the Resource CD but it did not worked so I tried to get it over web but no success than finally I made a call with Dell. After a long 45 minute trials I got the driver name that might have helped me. This driver is Dell_multi-device_A17_R174291. I installed this driver as a last hope and it worked great without any problem.

For Dell Vostro 1500 device wirless driver you need to download the following driver from this location as its not available in your resource CD.

http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/Dell_multi-device_A17_R174291.exe

If you find any problem in this you can drop me a mail or can contact me on my blog.

Hope this gives you a help.

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks men,

i download the file from this blog and it works fine!!!!

Thank you 4 make me save a lot of time and downloads.

Jay said...

Thanks! I was going nuts trying to get wireless to work after wiping this laptop clean.

Curious Physics Minor said...

Dear Dell, c/o AP Dubey tech corner,

Include the FREAKING drivers needed for a computer on the disc you send with it. GAAAHH..

I was just trying to help out a friend's mother who's vostro 1500 got corrupted. I've already wasted 30 minutes trying to get the drivers included on the disc to work.

Hopefully this works for me as it has for everyone else here. It's for nonsense like this that I never recommend buying Dells, and avoid them myself at all costs.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!
It seems to be helpful!
I didn't know what to do anymore!

Anonymous said...

A 1000,000 Thanx, you've just saved my day!

J said...

yeah. if this works, I will be happy. I am never buying a dell. This piece was given to me from work, and it is truly a nightmare to work with. Michael Dell - go back and finish college.

paturi said...

hi ,
its working fine
thanks

Anonymous said...

This was a life saver. After 3 hours of trying to get the wireless card to work after reformating the hard drive, I find the correct driver on a random blog and not through Dell. Thanks for the help!

Anonymous said...

YOU ROCK!! Thanks for posting the WiFi driver for Dell Vostro 1500!! Kinda sad that your blog post came up before Dell's site on my gOOgle search...

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I've been beating my head against the wall trying to get this to work after reformatting the hard drive due to a virus. WHY in the world wouldn't Dell include this in the resource CD??? Thank so much for posting this.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot man! i've been wrestling with this problem for several days and your blog solved it quickly.
may your tribe increase!

DELL! minus 10 points for you!

Anonymous said...

Let me add my own voice to the chorus:

#1: Dell, what a total screwup for not including the WiFi drivers on the included disc labled DRIVERS! Totally unprofessional. It's no wonder Apple is gaining market share so rapidly.

#2: Thank you, author, for posting this link. You saved my mother-in-law's vostro from being sent back to Dell.

#3: Buy a mac. Seriously.

- Paul

Anonymous said...

SERIOUSLY, you rock man .... posting that problem saved my life after I blew up my wife's computer & had to reinstall ..cheers !

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, It helhed me a lot.
This was a floodlight for me in the darkness.

aldenchevez944@hotmail.com said...

perfectly working!!! you just saved my life!!

Anonymous said...

You are my hero! You saved me countless hours. Thanks. Mark.

masterj@verizonmail.com said...

Hey, I tried to install this driver but apparently this only works for XP. Is there a driver for vista?
contact me back please.

DaMunky89 said...

Thanks, worked great.

Anonymous said...

Yaya NIGGA

Anonymous said...

awesome!

Neil said...

Thank you to the author for spending the time and figuring this out. In turn you saved all of us the trouble.
Although it didn't take long for me to figure it out, it definatly is an unnecesary step in the process.
Even though pc has its downfalls as a cs major you will never catch me buying a mac. I'm not going to spend the extra money to jump on the band wagon of a computer that i will never use its so called better features. I could go on for days about this topic but i will simply say don't listen to what everyone says consider pros and cons for both sides and decide for yourself. - Thanks again

Anonymous said...

I downloaded the drivers but seems some problem with it. I am unable to unzip it. I get the error saying 'this zip file is part of multidisk zip file. Please insert the last disk of the set'. seems the drivers are corrupt.please help.

Anonymous said...

Spent forever trying to get this off of the installation disks after reinstalling XP. Thanks for this, it worked instantly!

Anonymous said...

i am owning dell vostro 1500 laptop and facing problem in geting connecting the wireless. i have all the drivers installed still it is asking adapter software to be installed. to my knowledge i am with the driver no R148605 can u help me in giving the link
regards
venugopal

Anonymous said...

thanks a million! it worked :)

Firoz said...

hey thnks for setup file, but i am facing setup error can help suggest.
I am having Vastro 1500 and Win Xp

Error- Update.cpp 794

Anonymous said...

worked great, thank you.

Anonymous said...

i waisted a lot of time on this.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

u guys f-in rock man. im gonna be comin back for more when dell decides they no longer have to give people what the f they pay for. thanks for the quick find, saved me mad time yo.

TARC said...

Dear Sir,
As i installed these drivers and used for a day with wireless,next day my note book ntdlr missed message appeared,when i tried to repair the windows XP home edition, i wondered that there was no windows available.After that i formatted the HD and re installed the same..
the cycle was repeated for 3 times..
what can i do know?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this tip. Working again!

Anonymous said...

gosh thank you so much, Dell SUCKS, hard time ... I can't believe they don't provide the good driver on the cd ...

Anonymous said...

Thanks, it saved my from pulling my hair all the way out.

Anonymous said...

muchas gracias , lo hestaba buscando , ojala sea eso...:)

Shaheryar said...

Thank You Sooo MUch!!

tericolivier said...

dear
I'm a french speaking man. i will try to write in English. i download and install this dell multi device for wireless you kindly indicate. but i can't connect through the wireless. my device is unable to find any wireless network which really function. could you help me.

Anonymous said...

Mille grazie

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are the man.

Anonymous said...

Awesome ! It worked great.

Chandrapenumur said...

Sir, I have DELL VOSTRO 1015. I am unable co connect WiFi net connection. they said that wireless drives should be installed for getting wifi connectio.Sir How can I get the wireless drives for DELL VOSTRO 1015. Please send the link to my Email ED chandraguttha@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

thanks same as above couldn't use the non us wireless adapter 1394 showed in device manager but also unknown network adapter this fixed it in secs. canada thanks you

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog I can see my router,but when I hit connect I get a error telling me the network isn't available .. Refresh connection list. Its a 100 % signal witch I have other computers connected to any advice

Anonymous said...

Great!!.

Thank you very much. Finally I got the correct driver.

Anonymous said...

I have got but it does not work. Can be that VISTA does not support it?
Greetings to all!!!

FURAHA

Anonymous said...

good job. Thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

thank you it worked great

Anonymous said...

Does this work for windows vista? I need one for Vista! I've looked everywhere and still no luck D:.

Anonymous said...

Thanx buddy I came back to say thanx, it takes a generous man to share what you know, you could haave kept quiet, I am glad u did not. I spent a good 11 hours, thank God your link save my day. I feel really honored to come back to the same blog and comment this thank you note!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

December 17, 2013 at 0401 A.M.

Thanks Friend. In my Vostro 1500 Laptop, after installing a new Hard Drive, I could not get Wi-Fi wireless connection from the Installation CD. I looked Dell.com many sites, but could not get the right Driver compatible with Vastro 1500 with Window XP Home. Thus I was struggling without Wi-Fi connectivity for the past 4 months.

I could download the correct Drive from the site you suggested namely:
http://ftp.us.dell.com/network/Dell_multi-device_A17_R174291.exe

Now Wireless connection is working in my Lap-top. Thanks my friend.

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