Planet WL-3553 Driver Download (Official)

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The WL-3553 is a network device manufactured by Planet. 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 update - "" - has an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews, and has been downloaded 64 times. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 597.3 KB.

10 Ratings

Supported Models


PLANET WL-3553 Wireless PCMCIA Adapter



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95

File Name


5.129.0312.2003 (2003-03-12) via .inf
5.153.0901.2003 (2003-09-01) via .inf

Additional Notes

11Mbps IEEE 802.11b PCMCIA Adapter

Initial Release

Uploaded By

BalajiS (DG Staff Member) on 6-Jan-2005

How to Update WL-3553 Device Drivers

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the WL-3553 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 Planet WL-3553 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 Planet Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the Planet website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

After downloading your new driver, installation is the next step. On Windows, utilize the built-in Device Manager utility to manage this process. This tool provides a comprehensive view of all system-recognized devices and their associated drivers. To complete the installation, a system restart is typically required 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.

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
WinXP/NETR8180.INF 14.3 KB 22 Oct 2003
WinXP/rtl8180.sys 180.0 KB 1 Sep 2003
WinXP/ 7.7 KB 20 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/r8180_pci_init.c 13.3 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/r8180_if.c 17.9 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/r8180_pci_init.h 528 bytes 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/priv_part.o 288.5 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/readme 5.1 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/wlanup 424 bytes 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/r8180_type.h 9.2 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/r8180_export.h 1.5 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/rls_note_0822 285 bytes 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/r8180_if.h 4.5 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/Makefile 2.2 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat9.0/wlandown 155 bytes 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/r8180_pci_init.c 13.3 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/r8180_if.c 17.9 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/r8180_pci_init.h 528 bytes 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/priv_part.o 287.9 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/readme 5.1 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/wlanup 424 bytes 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/r8180_type.h 9.2 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/r8180_export.h 1.5 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/rls_note_0822 284 bytes 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/r8180_if.h 4.5 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/Makefile 2.2 KB 22 Aug 2003
Linux/RedHat7.3/wlandown 155 bytes 22 Aug 2003
Win98/NETR8180.INF 14.3 KB 24 Mar 2003
Win98/rtl8180.sys 162.0 KB 12 Mar 2003
WinME/NETR8180.INF 14.3 KB 24 Mar 2003
WinME/rtl8180.sys 162.0 KB 12 Mar 2003
Win2000/NETR8180.INF 14.3 KB 24 Mar 2003
Win2000/rtl8180.sys 162.0 KB 12 Mar 2003
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