Windows 7 will not detect the wireless adapter on my Dell D610 laptop

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  • I have the d620 model and it worked seamlessly, I only need to enter the wireless key to use. You might want to update your D610's bios or wireless adapter's driver, I download Vista version of the driver and it worked fine
    • Proposed as answer by enagas Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8:05 AM
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 5:05 AM
  • hi friend, i can agree with roxburry, you have to download  wireless drivers for D610 , try to download for windows xp & vista version, becz some times xp one also can suitable anyway try this way , i hope it will work.
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8:05 AM
  • I have the same issue.  The drivers will not install because Windows 7 cannot detect the hardware.  the Fn+F2 key combination to activate the wireless does nothing.  Help please.
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:24 AM
  • I tried installing xp drivers and still nothing..... guess I'll try updating bios..

    anybody figured this one out..
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:46 PM
  • after running win7 updates the wireless worked

    just had to install audio driver.
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:15 PM
  • that is what I did see previous post. it worked,, thanks
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:22 PM
  • Ok, so it's October 2010. Anyone with a Dell Latitude D610 laptop will be pleased to know that you can upgrade it to run Windows 7 relatively easily.

    Firstly I did a clean install of Windows 7 rather than an upgrade from XP or Vista. Once installed, you will notice in Control Panel -> Device Manager that 4 pieces of hardware don't have the right drivers installed. These are, Wireless Adaptor, Graphics Adaptor, Sound and I forget the last one.

    The Network port works, so attach a Cat 5 cable from your laptop to your router to establish an internet connection. Then run Windows Update. This will give you "optional upgrades" which includes all the device drivers that didn't install on your Win 7 installation.

    Once Windows Update has loaded everything you can configure the Wireless Adaptor and anything else you require.

    Hope this helps

    Saturday, October 30, 2010 3:01 PM
  • Okay so I've been reading all the posts hoping that it would help and so far no luck. My Dell Latitude D610 just got upgraded to windows 7 ultimate and the wifi won't work. The light shows that the wifi is on but i cannot connect to the internet. I checked the device manager and it says that there is no ethernet controller. I've tried downloading many drivers but no luck. I'm an amateur with computers and all the help I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:52 AM
  • hey guys.... i believe i have some light for you all. I gave my daughter a D610 which came pre-installed with Linux (ubuntu). She did not like it so i loaded windows 7 and guess what? no wifi.

    Unknown Device listed on device manager. to make the story short, after almost returning the laptop and spending 2 days looking for drivers everywhere I decided to reload Ubuntu because the wifi always worked. Then going a little deeper inside linux hardware specs I listed all the hardware using the command lshw from linux shell and what shows up as wifi interface? Atheros AR5001x.

    Problem was almost solved. The adventure now was find the driver for Atheros AR5001x that worked for windows 7. And now just to finish this story even faster, the diver is xp32-

    Unfortunately after downloading the driver I did not save the website. I have the file with me if you need.

    Just send me a message and i will be more than happy to email it to you.

    Happy New Year for all!!!!

    • Proposed as answer by kenny1978 Saturday, August 02, 2014 7:00 PM
    Friday, January 07, 2011 7:32 PM
  • can i get that im at
    Saturday, February 12, 2011 11:02 AM
  • Hi brascan,

    Can I get the Atheros 5001x driver you listed above? I'd appreciate it

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 2:10 AM
  • hey any chance i can get that driver please email me at thanks
    Sunday, April 10, 2011 12:33 AM
  • Heyy man I am sorry to bother you but could you please send me also the driver I am having a real hard time with this pc runing windows seven without that driver, please help me my email is  please help me. thanks in advance.
    • Proposed as answer by Salvador0687 Saturday, May 07, 2011 2:44 AM
    Saturday, May 07, 2011 2:15 AM
  • people i got the solution and it is in a coment before, just go and install all the updates for windows 7 and it works pefectly. thanks everybody.
    Saturday, May 07, 2011 2:44 AM
  • you can run window 7 upgrade advisory and it will scan your computer with drivers available for your computer unfortunately your wireless device is not compatible with windows 7 it is designed fir XP
    Friday, May 20, 2011 4:34 AM
  • please send me the driver on
    Monday, September 05, 2011 11:48 AM
  • kindly send me Ethernet / WiFi driver on my email with


    thx in advanced....

    Friday, September 09, 2011 6:51 PM
  • yeah i read i really need that thing thanks



    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:58 PM
  • Guys the wireless driver can be downloaded from here:

    • Proposed as answer by mattsmith87 Thursday, September 29, 2011 3:08 PM
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 3:08 PM
  • can you email me that driver email is thanks in advanced
    • Edited by lion-wolf Saturday, December 31, 2011 8:44 PM
    Saturday, December 31, 2011 8:43 PM
  • hey friend so you no how to get the driver for a dell d610 for windows 7 please help me i just need the wifi  driver
    Saturday, August 02, 2014 6:59 PM