Dell Wireless Software package for all countries except the United States and Japan.
Dell Requests Customers Apply Urgent Fix for Dell Wireless Wi-Fi Cards to Address Security Vulnerability.
In normal operation wireless cards receive data packets identifying the presence of new wireless networks. Broadcom-based wireless cards, including select Dell Wireless cards offered on Latitude, Mobile Precision, Inspiron and XPS notebooks, are subject to a security vulnerability whereby a hacker may manipulate the data packets received by the notebook in such a way as to trigger an error condition. This error condition could result in the hacker having system level privileges to the notebook. In some cases this could allow the hacker to run any programs or access any files they wish on the targeted notebook.
The Dell Wireless WLAN Card has the following features:
IEEE 802.11a operation (5-GHz frequency band)
IEEE 802.11g operation (2.4-GHz frequency band)
Network data rate of up to 54 Mbit/s
Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery support
Cisco Compatible Extensions v4 support
Smart card authentication support, including authentication during single sign-on
Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility for managing your wireless networks, running hardware tests, and getting wireless network-related information
Wireless Network Connection Settings tool for connecting to advanced infrastructure networks
Wireless Network Wizard for connecting to basic infrastructure networks and ad hoc networks and creating ad hoc networks
New for this release
Windows XP 64-bit support
Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card only: Draft IEEE 802.11n operation (2.4-GHz frequency band and 5-GHz frequency band) with a network data rate of up to 270 Mbit/s for 40 MHz bandwidth channel and 130 Mbit/s for 20 MHz bandwidth channel
Fixes a security vulnerability related to wireless beacons
NOTE: Not all Dell Wireless WLAN Card models support IEEE 802.11a (5-GHz) or IEEE 802.11n operation.
The Dell Wireless WLAN Card works with any IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless router/AP or wireless client network adapter.
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