Dell :: Install 1520 Wireless Card In XPS 8300?

Jul 27, 2011

Ive recently bought a Dell XPS 8300 desktop PC without a wireless card.

I have purchased a Dell 1520 wireless mini PCI-E card and installed it but it is not showing in the device manager at all.

The system is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, so i have downloaded the relevant driver for the wireless card from the Dell website but when i try to install the driver i get an error message along the lines of "No compatible hardware found. The software you are attempting to install is not supported on this system."

It clearly states that this driver is compatible with Windows 7 64 bit.

Ive tried refreshing the hardware list in device manager and searching for new hardware and ive cleaned the connector on the wireless card and reinstalled but it still isnt being recognised.

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