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Dell Wireless 1450 USB Adapter

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Dell Wireless 1450U (DW1450U)
Availability: EoL

Manuf/OEM/ODM Gemtek

FCC approval date: 10 September 2004
(Est.) release date: 17 November 2004
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $49
Country of manuf.: Taiwan

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Interface: USB

USB 2.0
Connector: Female Mini-B
Form factor tags: corded (modular) adapter

ID: 413c:8104
Windows: USB\VID_413C&PID_8104

Industry Canada ID: 3652-D1450U

WI1 chip1: Intersil ISL3887

WI1 chip2: Intersil ISL3692

Windows driver
see Intersil/p54/usb/windows

Antenna connector: none


OUI: 00:14:A5 (4 E, 23 W, 2005), 00:1A:73 (-, 12 W, 2006), 00:90:4B (13 E, 34 W, 2003)

For a list of all currently documented Intersil chipsets with specifications, see Intersil.


Notes launch date as 11/17/04, retail list price as $49

The adapter has two different board types...

  • CX9207U (using GW3887IK)
  • CX9207UZ (using GW3887IKZ)

Some of these devices were sold with mounting brackets for OptiPlex desktops used at that time.

Wi-Fi Certified (alt.) (as of 11/07/2005)

Additional specifications, per Dell's datasheet[edit]

RF Output Power

  • 11b: 18.7 dBm (typ.)
  • 11g: 13.9 dBm (typ.)
  • 11a: 13.9 dBm (typ.)

Power consumption

  • TX Peak: 402 mA @ 5.0 VDC (~ 2 W)
  • RX Peak: 433 mA @ 5.0 VDC (~ 2.15 W)
  • Idle: < 200 mA @ 5.0 VDC (~ 1 W)
  • Radio disabled: < 2.5 mA @ 5.0 VDC (negligible)