Install Wi-Fi® Driver for Dell® Vostro 1400 Notebook PC
Know how to install Wi-Fi driver for Dell Vostro notebook PC.
Dell Vostro 1400 Notebook is a high-performance machine designed for extreme users. The product comes with a Core 2 Duo T5470 (1.6Ghz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB) processor, 1GB DDR2 667Mhz RAM, Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem, Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Wi-Fi Mini Card and many other quality components. Dell Vostro 1400 is Wi-Fi enabled which means that the system can be connected to any wireless network available which adds to the overall functionality of the machine. The Wi-Fi card used in Dell Vostro 1400 requires drivers to function. Drivers are the communication link between Wi-Fi card and the Operating System installed on computer. If Wi-Fi drivers are not installed, then Wi-Fi card would not be able to understand when to connect to a network and the OS also would not understand the codes generated by the component. Wi-Fi drivers for Dell Vostro 1400 vary with different operating systems and depending on the operating system installed on the system, users will have to install the drivers. Only the latest and compatible Wi-Fi drivers must be installed on your Dell Vostro 1400 as installation of outdated/ incompatible drivers would cause many problems and would also affect the functioning of Wi-Fi card. The version of Wi-Fi drivers installed on your Dell Vostro 1400 can be found out using the properties option in the device manager. Another way to find out version of Wi-Fi drivers is to install the system with a driver related software such as Driver Genius and the software would provide the necessary information.
Following are the ways to install Wi-Fi drivers for Dell Vostro 1400 Notebook Pc:
- Normal mode installation
- Safe mode installation
- Driver software
Normal mode installation
Wi-Fi drivers for Dell Vostro 1400 can be installed when the system is in normal mode. To install Wi-Fi drivers for Dell Vostro 1400 in the normal mode, users have to log in as administrator and then right click on the driver file and select install option. When installing Wi-Fi drivers in the normal mode, users are advised to check the services running in the background of the system using the task manager and then terminate unwanted services.
Safe mode installation
Wi-Fi drivers for Dell Vostro 1400 can be installed when the system is in safe mode. To enter the safe mode of Dell Vostro 1400, users need to press the F8 key when system is starting up. When the system is in the safe mode, only minimal services would be running and this would reduce chances of issues coming up. After logging into the system in the safe mode, users can execute the driver file and follow on screen instructions to complete the installation.
Another way to install Wi-Fi drivers on Dell Vostro 1400 is to make use of driver related software. Dell Vostro 1400 users can install software such as Driver Genius. the software has an install function that can be used to browse to the location of the driver. Then the install functionality can be used to complete the installation. With such software, Wi-Fi drivers can also be updated to the latest versions.
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