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Help for DELL Inspiron 1440 WLAN drivers with windows XP
I need help about WLAN and ethernet drivers for my laptop

 6:43 am on Aug 22, 2009 (gmt 0)


3 or 4 days before I bought a dell Inspiron 1440 laptop without any OS. I just installed windows XP operating system and I want to install some drivers for it. But my bad luck is that I want Wireless Local Area Network and Ethernet drivers to run my internet but on dell's official website there is no driver of network for this model number when you install win XP in your laptop. I just find AUDIO drivers but now after finding so much unable to got the WLAN or Ethernet driver just please help me.

Dell is giving windows VISTA drivers for network but my some programs can not be run on win VISTA thats y its urgent please reply me ?

Thanks in advance for help
Greatly appreciates to the helpers



 7:13 am on Aug 22, 2009 (gmt 0)


Just see the detailed invoice provided by Dell to you , there is the name of your WLAN and LAN adapters and just visit the website of manufacturer of the adapters to download drivers. My adapter is by toshiba and i downloaded from its website.


 7:18 am on Aug 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

What is the service tag or express service code of your dell?


 9:51 am on Aug 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi sweetguyzzz,

I'm having similar problems. I'm not able to find Win XP audio driver for my inspiron 1440. I jumped with joy on reading your post that you could install one.

Can you please pass on the information or the drivers to me please? Thanks a ton bro..


 6:10 pm on Aug 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for all of you for a reply

benevolent001, I just see out detailed invoice given to me by dell but I did not able to find any sufficient info their and I also visited dell web and check for my model and tag both numbers to get some good drivers for XP but nothing found. Now what to do man?

youfoundjake, My service tag number is DQDHKJ1 , I also search through this service tag number at dell web but no result ... Can you please explain me now what I can do to get result?

Wasim, Dell audio drivers I found on the link but now forget it but I have another option for you that you can download it from web. I have uploaded it here for you.

[edited by: eelixduppy at 3:31 am (utc) on Aug. 25, 2009]
[edit reason] snipped download link [/edit]


 7:32 pm on Aug 22, 2009 (gmt 0)


Based on your service tage: [support.dell.com...]

When you expand "Network (4)" you should see one of 2 drivers that should apply...Wireless 1515 or Wireless 1397..

Dell Wireless 1515 (11agn) for xp is [ftp.us.dell.com...]

For the Wireless 1397 wlan driver, check here:


 12:32 am on Aug 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi Sweetguyzzz,

That is very sweet of you to do that :)

Thank You so much! May God bless you!


 12:26 am on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi youfoundjake,

The problem is that, now I just have install VISTA on my laptop but did not like it well before I just put window XP but because of network drivers my net was not be able to work so I install VISTA, now I have VISTA in laptop
I just check the NETWORK drivers in the drop down which you say. I download last one and the second last one but both of them not able to installed on my window XP and giving the error that the operating system is not valid for these drivers now what to do man just I download the second one driver in the network drop down or download from the links you given above as I check these drivers last time when I have XP in my laptop so I just again install XP and then download these links to check for? I mean are you sure about these links because then it will be big installation for my laptop again and again.


 4:20 am on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

If you are using Vista, and need the 1515 drivers, use this:

If you are using Vista, and need the 1397 driver:

If you are using XP, and need the 1515 driver, get it here:

I suspect that the 15151 driver for XP above is the one that you need. Beware, its a straight download of an .exe file, just so you know..


 5:30 am on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

ok now I understand and thanks for the best help

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