DELL Vostro 1015 wireless Windows XP Driver (laptop Problem &Solution)

Ive spent 2 Days searching for the Broadcom Wireless LAN card driver for my DELL Vostro 1015 but I cant find the compatible driver with my laptop.

From the DELL support website I can get all the windows xp drivers but somehow the Wireless card driver there doesn't seems to work with my laptop, strange heh, but finally I can get it to work after some researches using the driver device id, and so I want to share it with you guys, just share the good for the good ;) .



Some hardware info about the DELL Vostro 1015:
Processors
Up to Intel®  CoreTM 2 Duo Mobile or Celeron®
  Memory
DDR2, 800MHz, Two slots up to 4GB
  Chipset
Intel® 45 Express chipset
  Graphics
Mobile Intel®  Graphics Media Accelerator X4500MHD
  Display
15.6" HD with Anti-Glare, HD with TrueLifeTM
  Primary Storage
5400RPM up to 320GB
  Optical Drives
8X DVD+/-RW, Or no optical
  Multimedia
1 speaker
Integrated 2.0 MP camera with digital microphone (optional)
  Power
4-cell, 6-cell Lithium Ion
  Connectivity
Wireless LAN — 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth®
Integrated Wired — Gigabit Ethernet network standard; Internal Modem
  Ports, Slots & Chassis
Network connector (RJ45) RJ11
1394, VGA
(4) USB 2.0
AC adapter connector
Headphone jack
Microphone jack
Audio jack
5-in-1 card reader
34 mm ExpressCard slot
Dimensions & Weight:
Width: 14.8" / 376mm
Height: 1.0-1.5" / 26.5-36.8mm
Depth: 9.8" / 247.9
Starting weight: 2.16 kg with 4-cell battery and no optical drive.



How to install Wireless driver:
  1. Just download and extract the .zip file (1042383891.zip). 
  2. Don't forget to activate the Wifi first.(if you have problems please leave a comment).
  3. Then use manual method to install the driver from the device manager (right click on my computer -> manage -> task manager) and right click on the yellow unknown device, update the driver from the extracted folder, thats it.



For Windows 7 the driver is here :
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DELL Vostro 1015 wireless Windows XP Driver (laptop Problem &Solution) DELL Vostro 1015 wireless Windows XP Driver (laptop Problem &Solution) Reviewed by Maherr Live on Saturday, December 19, 2009 Rating: 5