Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • VGN-A29TP
  • VGN-A17TP
  • VGN-A29SP
  • VGN-A19GP
  • VGN-A15GP
  • VGN-A17SP
  • VGN-A19TP
  • VGN-A19SP
  • VGN-A29GP
  • VGN-A17GP

About this download

Sony recommends this update if users are working in or visiting areas that are highly sensitive to Radio Frequencies (RF) emitted by Wireless LAN (for example hospitals, onboard airplanes etc).

* This new driver will improve the following functionality support:
1. Pictures and files downloaded through the Wireless LAN may be corrupted.

Available Downloads
Wireless LAN Driver Version
File name: WLAN9_0_0_60.exe
File size: 2.20 MB (2,315,352 bytes)

File Info

File Name

  • Wireless LAN Driver Version

File Version


File Size

  • 2.2MB

Release Date

  • 2005-01-22

System Requirements

  • Windows XP


IMPORTANT: Before proceeding with the upgrade, disconnect all external hardware devices, including PC Cards, except for the docking station.

NOTE: Before proceeding, ensure that the VAIO computer is operated using the supplied AC adapter.
NOTE: Save all data/files and close all running programs.
NOTE: Please ensure that the Wireless LAN switch is off before proceeding with the upgrading process.




1. Download the file to a temporary or download directory (Please note this directory for reference later). Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the file to extract the files.

2. Double-click WLAN9_0_0_60.exe and the Wireless LAN upgrade driver files will be copied into C:\Drivers\WirelessLAN.

3. Click Start, right-click My Computer and select Properties.

4. Click the Hardware tab and then click Device Manager.

5. Double-click on Network Adapters.

6. Right-click Intel® PRO/Wireless LAN 2200BG Network Connection, click Update Driver. Select No, not this time option and click Next.

7. Select the Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) option and then click Next.

8. Select the Don't search. I will choose the driver to install option and then click Next.

9. Click Have Disk and then click Browse.

10. Search in C:\Drivers\WirelessLAN and select the w29n51.INF file. Click Open and then click OK.

11. Click Next and then click Finish.
When the installation is completed, please restart the computer.