Zonet ZEW1601 Driver Download (Official)

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The ZEW1601 is a network device manufactured by Zonet. Issues like weak Wi-Fi signal, slow DNS lookup, duplicate IP addresses, slow network and excessive CPU usage can be solved by updating this driver. This version of "" has been downloaded 966 times with a user rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on 15 reviews. The total disk space used for this update is 5.4 MB.

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Supported Models


802.11 b/g Wireless LAN Card

802.11 g Wireless LAN MPCI

802.11 g Wireless LAN PC Card

802.11 g Wireless LAN PC CardBus

802.11 g Wireless LAN PCI

802.11b/g Wireless Adapter

802.11b/g Wireless LAN Card


Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

File Name

Versions (2004-12-15) via .inf

Additional Notes

802.11g 54Mpbs Wireless LAN PCI Adapter

Complies with 2.4GHz 802.11g Standard

Complies with PCI 2.2 Standard

Data Rate upto 54Mbps, auto fallback under noisy environment

Support WPA and 64/128-bit WEP Encryption

Auto Site Scan and multiple Profile settings

Low Power Consumption

Wireless LAN PCI Adapter Driver File

Uploaded By

Sathishkumar (DG Staff Member) on 14-Oct-2009

Most Helpful Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
juan chan
Tested on Windows XP
9 Nov 2011
(1 hour after download)

Installation: 1 out of 5
Stability: 1 out of 5
Compatibility: 1 out of 5
"No es el original para PCI CARD wireless by ZONET"
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
ZEW1601_driver/Driver/Win2K/Rt2500.INF 52.8 KB 3 Jan 2005
ZEW1601_driver/Driver/Win2K/rt2500.sys 218.4 KB 15 Dec 2004
ZEW1601_driver/Driver/Win9xMe/Rt2500.INF 52.8 KB 3 Jan 2005
ZEW1601_driver/Driver/Win9xMe/rt25009x.sys 219.8 KB 15 Dec 2004
ZEW1601_driver/Driver/WinXP/Rt2500.INF 52.8 KB 3 Jan 2005
ZEW1601_driver/Driver/WinXP/rt2500.sys 218.4 KB 15 Dec 2004
ZEW1601_driver/setup.exe 6.2 MB 13 Jan 2005

How to Update ZEW1601 Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the ZEW1601 driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter Zonet ZEW1601 into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Zonet Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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