How to install Wireless-N 1525 PCIe WLAN card into Dell XPS 8500?

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How to install Wireless-N 1525 PCIe WLAN card into Dell XPS 8500?

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I have a Dell XPS 9100 system which has a Dell Wireless-N 1525 PCIe WLAN (a/g/b/n) card which I would like to transfer into my new Dell 8500 which comes with a  Dell Wireless 1703 WLAN (g/b/n) half minicard. This is because the Dell 1525 is dual band and is faster than the Dell 1525. I would like to get some advise if this can be done, and the procedure for installing the Wireless-N 1525 PCIe WLAN card into the XPS 8500 (and replacing the 1703 half minicard). Thanks in advance!

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  • Hi mikeraj,

    Thank You for the reply. There is no need to uninstall the drivers for Dell Wireless 1703 card.You may take it out without uninstalling the drivers

    Then insert Dell Wireless 1525 card and install it's drivers.

    Hope this helps. I will be glad to assist further.

    .

    Thanks & Regards
    Amogh G
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USAIndia. For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here

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  • Hi mikeraj,

    You may replace the Dell WLAN 1703 card with a Dell WLAN 1525 card.

    Please refer to the Owner’s Manual link: http://bit.ly/16u6QQt, to check how to remove the WLAN card from XPS 9100.

    Please refer to the Owner’s Manual link: http://bit.ly/YLvdIh, to check how to remove dell WLAN 1703 out of XPS 8500 and how to insert Dell WLAN 1525 card.

    Please share the operating system with me to provide you with the correct drivers that are required to install Dell WLAN 1525 card on XPS 8500.

    Hope this helps. Please reply with the findings.

    Thanks & Regards
    Amogh G
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USAIndia. For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here

  • Amogh, thanks for your fast response! My operating system is Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

  • Oh yes, I also need to know if by changing the WLAN card, will my 3-year warranty be affected in any way?

  • Hi Amogh, the link you provided for the XPS 9100 manual is actually for the Dimension 9100. My model is the XPS Studio 9100. Could you provide me the correct link? Thanks!

  • Hi mikeraj,

    Thank you for the reply. Here is the correct link for XPS 9100 Owner’s Manual: http://bit.ly/13Jc09X

    You may install the latest drivers for Dell Wireless 1525 card for Windows 7 from the link below:

    http://dell.to/15a6VL0

    As far as warranty is concerned, replacing the wireless card won’t affect the warranty on other hardware components.

    So, all the other hardware components will still be covered under warranty and you will keep on getting the warranty benefits till the system is covered under warranty.

    Keep me posted with the results. I will be glad to assist further.

    Thanks & Regards
    Amogh G
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USAIndia. For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here

  • Hi Amogh, do I need to uninstall the driver for the 1703 card before installing the 1525 driver?

  • Hi mikeraj,

    Thank You for the reply. There is no need to uninstall the drivers for Dell Wireless 1703 card.You may take it out without uninstalling the drivers

    Then insert Dell Wireless 1525 card and install it's drivers.

    Hope this helps. I will be glad to assist further.

    .

    Thanks & Regards
    Amogh G
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USAIndia. For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here

  • Thanks Amogh!

  • Hi mikeraj,

    Thank you for the reply. I hope that the issue has been resolved.

    Please feel free to reply for any questions. I will be glad to assist further.

    Thanks & Regards
    Amogh G
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USAIndia. For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here