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Dell1505 WLAN 802.11n Card - Windows 8 installed driver


Memphis

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#1
Hi All. I finally upgrade to Windows 8 Pro over the weekend and noticed that my internet speeds went from 28-30mb downloads to 1-2mb downloads. I couldn't figure out why and after reading many, many forums, I realized it was the driver for my wireless card. It's the Dell 1505 WLAN 802.11n draft card that came with my Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 desktop. The driver installed looks to be a generic Broadcom driver (version 5.100.245.20) from 3/13/2012. I went through Dell's website and installed package R205375, which would roll my driver back to the working version from October 2008 (worked perfectly fine). The install went fine and my speed tests went back to the 28-30mb range for downloads. Well, low and behold, I got the blue screen of death. It got so bad that it forced me to do a system restore just so I could access windows again. I've tried to roll back the driver to the older version, but get the blue screen every time!!! It's the IRQL_UNKNOWN_ERROR that is received each time. Can anyone help me? I've tried other versions of the driver, and it never works. =( =(

**UPDATE**
I tried running the R205375 patch update for the driver in compatibility mode for Windows 7 and Vista, and when I go to connect to my wifi access point, I get the blue screen. I'm clueless where to go from here...
 
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fireberd

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Have you tried posting on the Dell users forum? People there knowledgeable about Dell systems. The Desktop hardware forum would be best place to post.

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znod

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I tried running the R205375 patch update for the driver in compatibility mode for Windows 7 and Vista, and when I go to connect to my wifi access point, I get the blue screen. I'm clueless where to go from here...
Maybe it's time for a USB wireless adapter. Here are some USB 2.0 possibilities from Newegg. Note that some items depicted are not USB wireless adapters. It might be worth buying one just to avoid fiddling with your problem.
 

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
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    PC/Desktop
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    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
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    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
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    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
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    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
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    EVGA 570 SC
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    Gateway
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    Dual Boot:
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    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
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    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
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    Cooler Master 932 HAF
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    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
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    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
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    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner
Memphis

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Thanks for the advice. I started looking at usb adapters late last night since I can't find anything about my current wireless adapter. I keep hoping they will come out with a windows 8 version, but I'm not sure it will fix the issue. What is a good usb adapter that is windows 8 compatible? I was looking at the Cisco Linksys AE1000 or the 1200.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    Memory
    16GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG SmartTV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Internet Speed
    60Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome

znod

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You are very welcome. There are a good number that are supposed to work with Win8. I would go to newegg.com and search on USB wireless adapter. Then, when finding one that is supposed to work with Win8, I'd read the reviews. Good reviews on newegg. I've had no personal experience with any of USB adapters said to be OK with Win8.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner

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