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Netgear N300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter stuck detecting adapter

Q: Netgear N300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter stuck detecting adapter

I am desperate. really really desperate, I don't know what to do anymore

I spent a lot of money on a new gaming pc and it has been a complete nightmare from the start. I have wireless network at home so I had to het a usb wifi adapter, the Netgear N300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter.

Its setup cannot complete because it is stuck eternally at "detecting adapter"

I sought online but it's only people reporting the problem and NOBODY giving a solution. pleas pleeeaaaase somebody help.

A: Netgear N300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter stuck detecting adapter

Power down PC...while it off remove USB wifi adapter....power on PC. When PC has finished booting up, search in the uninstall programs list for any software related Netgear and uninstall it. Reboot and start the process again.

According to the system requirements for that device, it does not support windows 10, which may be you issue.

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So I had just finished building and setting up my new rig yesterday and today I got a Netgear adapter. I installed everything and it went fine until it started going in and out giving me the "Default Gateway" error. I searched for what is now 4 hours and tried every solution possible, but I cannot seem to fix it. I will provide any information I can, just tell me what you need.

A:Netgear N300 Wireless Adapter Default Gateway is not Available

Welcome to Seven Forums,

When you installed the driver for your Netgear wireless adapter, did you download the latest driver from the Netgear's site?

Please provide an ipconfig /all for review.
Click on Start button then type cmd , see on the top right click on it and choose Run as Administrator. From the black screen, type the word ipconfig /all and press enter. Right click on the black screen or Command prompt then choose Select All and Paste the results on your next post.

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I have just bought my self a new laptop (MSI GE 72 apache pro) and I noticed that no software can detect my wireless adapter, when I installed connectify it said it couldn't find a wifi colnection when I was clearly on my home wifi. Now when I try to run a mac adress scanning program it can't find my wifi connection either. i have never had this problem on my previous laptop before. Anyone knows what is causing this ?

A:Software not detecting wifi adapter

can we see an ipconfig /all and a device manager screen shot

what windows version

ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries

For Windows 8 or Windows 10
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop.
Use Windows + X Keys together and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​Or Right click on the windows icon - bottom left hand side - A menu appears - choose Command Prompt (Admin)[/indent]

For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R
Now type CMD
Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):​

In the command prompt window that open... Read more

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I work for a service provider and have had nothing but issues with these routers and only this model of Netgear router.

Customers buy them all the time because they are the cheapest router Wal Mart sells.

All of my DSL customers are connected to DSLAMs that are in layer 2 config. They are connected directly to a router that does the layer 3 DHCP server function. My modems are in bridge mode.

Yet every time a customer hooks up one of these routers the Netgear Genie thinks the router is connected to another router and turns it into an access point. My customers are only allowed 3 public IP address so you can see how this is a problem.

My question is why is it only the WNR2000 that does this? Literally every other router I've used does not do this including Netgears. They all detect the internet correctly and get a DHCP address and then pass private IP's to customer devices.

Any ideas? I'm about ready to just ban this router from my network and tell customers we don't support it.

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I don't have this Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter to start a hotspot where do i find it???

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As far as I know I have the latest drivers for the wifi adapter and also downloaded netgear wifi genie to see available wifi signals.

I am 100% putting in the correct password. Tried about 10x.

Any ideas on what I can do to get it to connect to wifi?

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Dear Sirs,
Can smb halp me to give the information, What tipe of mini PCI wifi card i can to install instiad of 1704 with AC. I want to chenge the very old card 1704 to new card with  wifi - AC but you can not install any card. Tell me please what card with AC can be installed in Inspiron 5748 laptop? ( Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 -? yes or no 

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Hi all,

Today I installed the latest netgear drivers for this wireless adapter of mine to hopefully improve my wifi signal on my PC, as it has been a bit slow recently and I thought the drivers were outdated or something. However since doing this my WiFi has now decided to disconect all the time meaning I am not really able to use the internet anymore. It just disconects me and I have to just re-conect again all the time. I have no removed those drivers and the problem still persists. Can anyone help?

Internet service provider is Virgin Media, also using a netgear router. I have AVG 2014 free on my PC. If anymore info is required I will add it

I have Windows 7 Enterprise N, a desktop not a laptop. Cheers,


A:WiFi disconects all the time on my PC-using Netgear WN311B adapter

Have you checked Event Viewer for clues?

Don't know if this would help but I had a similar problem that was not easy to find the cause of. I had my router set up to a static IP for my PC, but because of a bug in my Netgear router it couldn't handle Mac addresses beginning with something else than 00. So the router always kept trying to reconnect my PC because it couldn't allocate the correct IP to it.
The solution was to disable obtain IP automatically on my PC, and set a static IP outside the DHCP interval from my router.

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I recently moved to a new home and I set up my pc and the wireless adapter can't even see the wifi despite picking up my neighbours which have very weak signals.
My phone and my laptop both see it and connect with full strength.

What do I do?

A:Netgear N300 can't see wifi

Try the factory reset. There's a a small reset button in the back, press it down (sometimes you have to use a pen if it's one of those pin hole things) for about 5 seconds and that takes it back to factory settings. At that point you can either run the install CD that came with the router, or set it up manually from your browser.

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My desktop encountered some random BSODs after installing the Wifi adapter.

Also, my desktop had random freezes too and I'm not sure if the freezes and BSODs are related.

I've attached the zipped file for the BSODs.

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So I downloaded and installed/uninstalled/reinstalled a few times and for some reason my computer still isn't seeing the Netgear wireless wifi adapter.

What do I need to do?


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If you just bought it, you can call Netgear at 1-888-638-4327 for tech help (it free for the first month or so, then they charge for it).

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i bought this device from ebay but the driver for it won't work on win xp or win 7, system does recoize the device but software won't load m,windows can not match device to software so it won't install the driver. can you help me with this problem.

A:150Mbps 150M Mini USB WiFi Wireless Adapter Network LAN Card 802.11n/g/b

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you happen to know the name of the driver?

It will be on the CD that came with the product.

Look on the CD for the driver and please reply with the name of the folder containing the driver.

It will be something like "RTL8188SU"

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Hello, I recently had an issue with my wifi adapter that was solved earlier here but the problem resurfaced again when I booted up the computer and it was stuck at the loading screen with the HP logo. I held down the power button to turn it off and after turning it on my wifi adapter had 'disappeared' again. I believe that the boot up had something to do with this.  I  read that other users have had the same problem and I'm running system tests on the computer now, so far it passed quick tests but I'm running an extensive test on the hard drive now. Some help would be appreciated, thanks in advance!

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I registered to forums to get help to solve wireless adapter issue I am having.

I have been looking for help in Lenovo forums and AV provider: problem is still on.


I changed AV software from Symantec to F-Secure. I uninstalled Symantec software and installed F-Secure software. Laptop is Lenovo T520.

What happened

First I recognized that ping commands caused Windows to crash. Then I uninstalled some VPN softwares and ping started to work. Operation did something to wireless and LAN connections, they did not work anymore.

LAN started to work by removing LAN drivers from device manager and reboot. After reboot Windows reinstalled LAN drivers and LAN was ok.

Wireless is a pain in there. I have tried almost everything. All Lenovo provided network softwares and power management tools are uninstalled and reinstalled together with wireless drivers. Wireless driver is not recognized by Windows.

None of automatic repairs or wifi uninstallation operations have corrected problem.

I collected some logs which might help, but now I do not know how to proceed. Windows reinstallation is something which I do not want to do.


Device Manager

Device Manager has "Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1000 #2.

There are no devices with exclamation marks.


Lenovo software diagnose / repair log

Issues found Detection details

6 There might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless Network Connection adapter Detected Detected

Windows couldn't autom... Read more

A:Wifi adapter could not bind IP protocol stack to network adapter

Hi Ron, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Try this to start

Control Panel > Administration Tools > Computer Management > Services & Applications > Services.

Scroll down this list to find 'WLAN Auto Config'

Double click on 'WLAN Auto Config' On the general tab, select from the start up type drop down menu, select 'Automatic'. Under Service Status click on 'Start'. Then 'Apply' these settings and exit from all open control panel windows.

This should then allow Windows to set the required bindings.

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I know there are several threads but they are with different cards and they didn't solve my issue...

I bought a new MEDION AKOYA P5334E and the system arrived installed normally with win7 home edition.

I've installed on the computer the win7 enterprise edition (x64) and many drivers could not be find. I've installed nost of them, except the display adapter.
It's stuck on "standard vga graphic adapter".
I have the AMD Radeon HD7570 card but no matter what I try is not working!!!
tried to uninstall the current driver, tried to download the driver from the AMD website (when executing it - it's running but does nothing).
when executed the auto detect from AMD website, I got the message "we were unable to find your product or OS"

Will be greatful for any help!!!
Thanks a lot!!!

A:display adapter is stuck on standard vga adapter

Welcome to the Sevem Forums, Oraz.

If you still have the DVD of Windows 7 home edition and if it is also 64-bit then you might find the graphics adapter driver there which might get installed. Otherwise try installing Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD7570 in Windows XP SP3 mode.

Another option is to try installing the Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD7570 that you have downloaded in the safe mode. In case the this driver gets loaded in the safe mode then it shall install too.

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Hi there, first time actually posting on this forum. As the title says, I have a Belkkin N300 Micro USB dongle that up until about a week ago, has worked like a charm. Then out of nowhere it starts acting up. Now every 30minutes-2hours(if I'm lucky) it loses connection and I can no longer access the internet. It will say that it is still connected, but I can't do anything. If i try to repair the connection, it gets an error on the last step Registering DNS and can't fix itself. If I attempt to go in and re connect to the wireless network it says that Windows is not managing the wireless networks and to turn Wireless Zero Configuration on(which I have done).

However, when I start it up there's no problem whatsoever until this happens again. On a somewhat related note, when this all started something went wrong to where I couldn't connect to directly. Rather I had to search google on Yahoo or some other site and then click google's link. Not sure if that's relevant. Anyways my room is too far from the router to run an ethernet cord to it. I have already tried reinstalling the drivers for the USB dongle and no change. I have seen from some other posts that the typical first response is to ask for the ipconfig/all so I will post that below. I uninstalled my virus protection, have tried all the turn it off and on simple stuff and don't know what else to try. Oh and my ISP is AT&T through their UVERSE package deal, the router... Read more

A:Belkin N300 Micro Adapter all of a sudden having internet issues

If I attempt to go in and re connect to the wireless network it says that Windows is not managing the wireless networks and to turn Wireless Zero Configuration on(which I have done). Click to expand...

there maybe a conflict between the windows wireless utility and the belkin wireless utility - are these both running at the same time

would you post back the ipconfig /all when it disconnects

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.
Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

Start> Run {search bar in Vista/W7}> type CMD to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

Type the following command
Ping {then a space and then add the number that is shown against the item labeled "default gateway" shown in the results from the ipconfig /all}
Post back the results in a reply here
right click in the command prompt box
select all
control key + C... Read more

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I bought the laptop with Win 8.1 installed. I was able to use Connectify software to tether internet connection from the ethernet to my phone through WiFi. After upgrading to Windows 10, trying to start a hotspot with the Connectify software throws the error "Your Wi-Fi adapter does not support AP mode. Please try updating the drivers for your Wi-Fi adapter". Trying to start a hotspot through command prompt using 'netsh wlan.....' throws the error "The hosted network couldn't be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation" In the device manager, Driver Name :  Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi M.2 AdapterDriver Version : 7.35.344.0Driver Date :  1/26/2016 Seems updated. But, I am still not able to start a hotspot to tether the connection. Can anyone help me solve the problem?   

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I just bought a brand new Asus K52F and when the laptop goes into sleep mode the "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter & WiFi Miniport Adapter #2" fail. When i turn the computer back on i have trouble connecting to the internet, and the devices have error (code 43). I can still connect to the internet though. I have re-downloaded the drivers, rolled them back, updated them, everything but it hasn't worked. Any help would be sweet.

Also can anyone tell me what the white light up button next to the power button does??

A:WiFi Miniport Adapter/Adapter #2 Error

The virtual wifi mini port adaptor is used as a virtual wifi device so you can turn your machine into a wireless AP "access point" either with commands or the connectify software. The adaptor sometimes activates itself and causes problems, even when your not using it as an access point.

It should fix the problem if you go into device manager, go to "view" top of page, then choose "show hidden devices" which should allow you to see the mini port, disable the virtual mini port adaptor and that should fix the problem.

That little button next to the power button is a reset button, it's like restarting but a little different.

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Last night I bought a brand new desktop, and the Netgear N-300 USB Adapter to connect it to the internet, because I don't want to run wires all the way upstairs.

Anyways, I set up the adapter, and everything was going fine. The installation was a success, it located my wireless router right away, and connected to it without a problem. However, I do not have internet connection.

In the adapter smart wizard screen on the computer, in the place where it should say my connection status, all it says is: _._._._

I am sure that is my problem right there to why I am not connected to the internet, but I don't know how to fix it!

I have been to several forums, and tried several things to fix the problem, but nobody has been able to help me yet.

Thank you very much.

I know that it cannot be the router that is having the problem, because I am connected to the internet with it on my laptop right now.

A:Netgear N-300 Adapter Help!

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Hi there,

I have installed a Netgear adapter ( N600 Wireless Dual Band USB adapter) on my laptop. The first part of the installation was successful. After I plugged in the adapter onto my laptop, a message 'detecting adapter" appeared on my screen and nothing happened. It appeared that the program installed do not detect my adapted. I tried to plug it in into another USB with the same result.

Can anyone help me please.



A:Solved: Detecting adapter

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PC at home is running XP Service Pack 2 and the internet is supplied by a NetGear WG111v2 Wireless USB Adapter and has been fine for a number of years now.
I've just added an Access Point to the network to help with the signal around the house. This is all working fine with a laptop running Vista and looked to be working fine with the adapter but I was having massive problems with the NetGear Wizard wishing to always validate the settings and always scanning.

I uninstalled the driver and wizard and started again, no more validate settings and connection details saved fine. Connected but still scanning so I've now removed the wiazard and use the Windows utility to detect and control the wireless and this works but only for a few minutes.

The issue appears to be with the adapter, after between 2 and 6 mins the blue light goes off and I lose net connection. The only way to get it back is via a PC reboot and then it all works fine again for 2 - 6 mins.

Is this a known issue with the adapter? Few years old so could be it's faulty but with USB devices I would expect it to fail and not work rather than the symptoms I have.

A:Netgear USB Adapter Turns Off?

I wonder if it is the adapter, or power settings that turn off the port after an idle time. In your power options, in the advanced section, there is a section on USB where "USB-suspend" can be enabled or disabled.

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I am trying to help my sister she has less knowledge than me.

She as a new laptop working fine on Netgear Router with AOL
We are now trying to set her old desktop with the netgear usb adapter.
Put the USB cd in the desk top finds the connection to Router,
When we try to connect to Internet no connection.
Should I have first used the ROUTER cd withe the cable to set that up first?
Sorry i am so vague but not really Tech minded

Thanks in Advance

A:Netgear router with with usb adapter

You should always configure a router with a wired connection.

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So on to my problem. Most sites i try to connect to won't even load (i.e. They just don't load.

I have no spyware and no viruses so im clean.

If any of you guys could help that would be great.

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I recently installed Netgear WN511B wireless adapter on my laptop (vista sp2) but for it is working. First of all there is a blue light flashing on the device. Each time I try to connect through out Netgear smart wizard I get a message telling me that the device is not inserted.

I have reinstalled it several times but so far I have been very unsuccessful.

Can anyone help me please,



A:Netgear adapter not working

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i set up a Netgear wireless network and downloaded the driver for USB Netgear adapter i initially had no problem connecting to the internet from the desktop in my Daughters room but know im having a problem the Router is set up in our Living room and My Daughters room is approx 30ft from this, my Sons lap top which is farther away picks up the signal just fine i am using the WEP setting on the Netgear USB adapter and its shows a strong signal but briefly and then it swtches channels (i quess to find a Stronger signal) any help would be Great her computer software is Windows XP my router is Netgear WGR614v6 and USB is Netgear WG111T

A:Netgear USB adapter not working

try taking the WEP off run with NO secruity and see how that works.

although she is 30ft and your sons further away - it depends on what between the router and her PC - Walls, Doors, etc

My router is in the front bedroom cubboard and I can use it in the back garden - but one of the back bedrooms will not pickup the signal !!!!!

download this software - it will measure signal strength and all the other channels being broadcast - you may just need to change channels - maybe use 1 or 6 or 11

Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from

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I installed a Netgear adapter on 2nd pc a while back. It is very balky. I installed it using their "wizard" rather than WZC. It connects and disconnects at least 3 times before it finally settles down and connects for the duration. I guess this is o.k. but I'd rather it ran a little more smoothly. I emailed their tech supp dept - they told me to essentially reinstall using WZC which I will do. They also said to disconnect the firewall I have running on the adapter pc as the router pc has a built in firewall which is probably interfering with the adapter software firewall - do you think this is ok to do? I know the Actiontec m1424wr router does have a firewall built in. Would appreciate any thoughts. Thanks

A:Netgear adapter issues

Just a thought.
Make sure that you do not have more than one wireless manager running.(Netgear and WZC).That will cause conflicts and quirky performance.
Regarding Firewall issues.
I have windows firewall running and my router has it's firewall running.No problem.Again,I would make sure that two wireless managers are not running.

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reformatted my computer .ethernetted my wireless router and downloaded avg 8.0 Removed the wireless router and tried to install netgear wg111t wireless adapter but it will not install please help

A:netgear wireless adapter

Well for starters do u have the disk that came with the adapter, because if you do then I would recommend that you just pop that in and install and then you are all set. If you don't then just jet on over to the netgear site and download the drivers for your adapter, install, and you will be all set.


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I just installed a MA111 wireless USB adapter and having trouble connecting to the MR814 802.11b wireless 4-port router. The router is conected to a computer upstairs throught a comcast cable modem. The computer having troubles connecting using the adapter is located downstairs. To get an internet connection, I need to turn off the power to the modem first and then the router before booting the computer with the adapter. While the computer is booting, I need to turn on the modem first then the router. For about 5 minutes or so the adapter looks for an connection with the router and finally connects. I need to do this everytime when I turn on the computer and then its not 100%. I have lost the connection while on the internet. If I move the adapter closer to the router by using extension USB cables, will this solve the problem? Or is it a more complex problem! I cannot move the router closer!


A:Netgear adapter problems

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I have just made a dual boot system with my win7 pc and installed XP SP3 Pro on it.
When I go into Win7 my netgear adapter works pergectly but when I tried to install it on Win XP it doesnt even recognise that it is plugged in but it does recognise my other adapter which i prefer not to use although I would if it was the only option.

The problem with the one that is recognised is that it doesnt seem to react to the drivers and I have tried doing everything the setup program says but it still wont work.

If anyone could tell me why XP doesnt even know that my netgear adapter is plugged in it would be great.

Or maybe tell me how to fix the problem with the other one ?? - It's a BELKIN F5D7050 Wirteless adapter.
Hope to hear from someone soon.



If I have put this in the wrong section then I apologise in advance.

A:Problem with NetGear adapter on xp but not on 7



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I had a desktop with a N router and used this adapter with my laptop. I eliminated the desktop & router and now only use the laptop. Can this adapter be used for any other


A:Netgear WN111 v2 Adapter

Looks like it is also wireless G compatable,so you can use
it at open wifi spots on the road.
Should also be able to set it to ad-hoc mode in case you ever need
to transfer files to another wireless computer.
Other than that,networking is the only function it is designed for.

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Hey Guys, here's my situation:

Just installed windows 7 64 bit.

I'm using a pci wireless adapter chip, Netgear wg311v3 I installed the netgear driver automatically, and then installed the netger smart wizard. However, the smart wizard will not start up. I've done some research, and apparently netgear doesn't make 64bit drivers. I've also tried using the chipset driver which is a Marvell 88w8335. But I may not have used the right driver.

To sum it up:
I have a netgear wg311v3 adapter. Running W7 64bit. It won't run the wizard.

What should I do? Do I need to go back to 32 bit?



A:Netgear Adapter Won't Work

Hello JokerSmoker Welcome to the Se7enforums!

You may not find any past XP/Windows Server 2003 unfortunately since this seems to be a common problem for many. Unfortunately there is 64bit Vista support with the latest actually last going back to February 2008. Answer

In order to run the adapter on 7 you will need the 32bit 7 that will work with the 32bit XP/Vista update seen there.

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ok so i have this netgear wpn311 adpater that i was going to put in my windows 7 desktop 32 bit. i installed the drivers from the website, installed the adapter, set everything up. it connects to my home network and everything then it says aquiring network adress for like a minute then it says limited or no connectivity. i dont know whats the i need a netgear router or is it my modem/router? i have a 2wire 1701hg combo and have a laptop connect wifi and hooked up to a xbox 360. i've been trying to fix this for days but havent found an answer. i just dont know if its my network or the card .so i need an answer before i have the choice to return it.
someone please help about this thanks.

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I got a Netgear WG111v2 adapter when I got a different computer, I know it works since the guy was using it when I bought it. However, now it won't connect to my router. I don't know what else to do, I've tried everything. Their tech support won't help me since it's used. I'm using Win Xp and when I run the netgear software, it says its scanning and it sees my routher but when I hit apply, it says validating setting but then doesn't do anything. This has been a week from, well you know, with computers. Any help is greatly appreciated.


A:Netgear Wireless Adapter

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Hi All,

Details :

I just installed winXP as a second boot option following a thread on here to use easyboot. Everything went fine I can dual boot just fine. My problem is WINXP does not detect my network cards and I cannot connect to the internet. I downloaded the drivers on another computer and transferred them, when I tried to install the driver I got this error...

"This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package. "

Here is a link to the driver I tried to download and install

Toshiba Network Drivers for Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7

I downloaded an updated version of MSI but it did not work.

Download details: Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable

I downloaded the winxp file

Here is my system details

Win7/winxp-sp3 Updated to newest versions (as far as I know)
Toshiba Laptop Satellete p500

I tried to remedy like I said but could not get any where. Thank you for your time.

~May the force be with you.

A:[SOLVED] Not Detecting Network Adapter

Your model # is incomplete, if you go to the Toshiba Support site you can find model # and it will take you to the download page for your driver.

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Okay, this is kind of a funny story here, but I will cut it short. I have a Linksys Gateway Adapter (WMP54G V2). I have 2 computers: 1 is wireless and the other is hardwired through the router/modem. I want to basically switch this setup (meaning my wireless computer become hardwired and my once hardwired computer become wireless). Everything went fine... I took out my network adapter in my wireless comp. and I hooked up the modem and router to my once wireless computer. I could get on the internet fine with it. (by the way, my router is a WRT54GS v7)

The trouble starts when I try to install the network adapter in my ONCE wired computer. I slide it into a PCI slot, successfully finish the Found New Hardware Wizard and everything... BUT the Wireless Internet Connection icon is not in the taskbar! When I go to my network connections, there is nothing there!
Also, device manager shows that it should be fully working....
Any ideas?

A:Computer not detecting network adapter?

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Hi, i have a laptop and it had a version of windows 8 release preview on it. I just finished re-installing windows 7 over top of it with the key that came with the laptop, and when i booted it up it could not connect to the internet. I did some troubleshooting and it looks like i have no network adapter installed. Also, in the device manager under other devices it shows and Ethernet and Network controller and both have a yellow exclamation mark next to them.
I have also read that i should mess around with some options in the control panel > network and internet > network connections menu but there is nothing there! I am at a loss so i am hoping maybe somebody here can give me some advice?

A:Windows not detecting a network adapter

Hi there ... Welcome to Seven Forums .. Its never a good idea to Install one OS on top of another one .. If i was you i would start again and do a Clean Install Of Windows 7 .. The Link below will help you achieve this .. When done you should run Windows Updates that should Install most of your Drivers .. Any that are missing can be found in the second Link below ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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i have internet from the same router on 2 other computers, one isnt working for some reason and im not sure why. on the router and the back of the computer the lights go on signalling that its linked together but the computer doesnt detect it. anyone got an idea?
yes i tried resetting the router
yes i tried uninstalling and reinstalling the router, not updating which i will do
and yes its not the damn ethernet thing, i put in another ethernet pci card and tried it still didnt work.

A:computer not detecting network adapter

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This is for Windows 7. Earlier today my wireless network displayed an error reading something like 'There is limited or no connectivity'. I usually select the network and click Disconnect, before reconnecting again. However, I have not been able to re-connect today since there is a red X preventing networks from being found. I know that the wireless network is working for my laptop, so there must be an issue with my computer.

I have tried restarting computer, removing security from router, resetting router to factory settings, enabling and disabling network drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling network drivers. I have also tried several system restores, some of which did not resolve the issue and some of which did not complete successfully.

Your help would be much appreciated.

At the moment I am trying to uninstall network drivers and then restart computer. In my earlier attempt I uninstalled and scanned straight away so that Windows would reinstall them. I doubt this will work.

P.S Wired connection works fine.

A:Network Adapter not detecting networks. Please Help, Thanks

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Hi All,

I have a Seagate 500gb USB drive and I want to be able to connect to it with both of my PCs. So, I bought a Pluscom mini NAS USB adapter. Unfortunately the installation disc was U/S and despite several requests to Pluscom I've got nowhere.
I have connected the adapter to my router via RJ45 cable and I can see the device on both PCs networks. However, every time I try to connect with the USB hdd I am asked for a user and password. I insert the device's admin/admin but it's not what it wants. I insert the router's details, that doesn't work. I insert the respective PC's name/pw, that doesn't work.
Does anyone have any experience with this particular device and can help me, please?

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I have a Sony Mavica Digital Camera that uses 8cm mini cd-rw disks. The camera came with an adapter ring to snap on to the mini cd-rw so that it can be read in CD-ROM drives with no inner groove such as mine. I lost the adapter ring and now have no way of reading the disks. There is an USB option but that doesn't work and I don't like to figure that out right now. I just want to know where can I purchase something similar to the adapter ring?


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IS there anywhere I can obtain this driver for Windows 7 64-bit please. The official site requires me to register before I can even download it, so avoiding this would be a bonus. Thanks.

A:Driver for Netgear WG111GE Adapter

i just downloaded it from here:


without registering. version 1.5.0 for users outside the united states.

its nearly 30MB so i cant upload it. i can put it on skydrive if you cant download it from that link. let me know.

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Greetings lads...

I recently bypassed my previous BSOD issue by simply replacing my HDD with a SSD and doing a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit Pro.

Where the computer is currently located, I need to run wireless internet. To do this, I have used a NetGear wireless adapter "WNDA3100v2". It's a nice adapter, and it's worked fine for about 2 years, including immediately prior to adding my new SSD.

So I fire up my fresh copy of windows, and install my critical software. Once all of that is sorted, I go to install the drivers from the CD. At one point, it suggests that I insert the USB adapter, and click next.

As soon as the adapter is inserted, Windows begins searching for a driver which fails. On the same instant that I click next, the proprietary software for the device says "detecting". This stays this way infinitely it seems, and never detects the device. If I just yank the adapter out, it will say "failed to detect", so this leads me to believe it is at least aware that it's there?

I tried to backdoor it, and ran a wired connection through my window, down the outside of the house, to my router LOL, and forced Windows to search for it's own updated driver. On most occasions, it just says "failed", but I was able to get it to find one last night, and it downloaded to 100% before it just hung up for a while, and then "failed".

Netgear's website is offering no help, despite this seeming to be a common issue.

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A:NetGear Wireless Adapter will not detect?

You are using the Netgear Smart Wizard software? Is your router dual band also?

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How do you change the channel in the setting? I tried reading the manual, however, can not find anything on changing the channel.


A:WG111(Netgear) wireless adapter

the adapter should pick up all channels - looking at the manual you cannot change the channels - the channel will need to be changed on the router

try this software - it will tell you the settings of wireless networks channels broadcasting

Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from

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Having an issue getting this adapter to run smoothly in Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I have installed the driver from the site and it runs ok to a point:

WG111 -

- The install comes with Netgear wireless software that scans for the hotspot and I am able to connect to my home wireless network. Somehow both the Netgear software and Windows Network and Sharing Center are connected; when I reboot the computer, I need to use the Netgear software to connect to my network, and then Network and Sharing Center is able to map my network successfully.

However when I try to connect to my wireless via Network and Sharing Center alone I'm not able to do it. I have to use the Netgear software first.

How can I configure this so that the network is automatically setup when my computer boots?


A:Netgear Wireless-G USB Network Adapter

Most wireless devices come with software that will look for and connect to local wireless networks. I do not have your software, but it may have a "profiles" setting that will allow connection when that newtwork is detected.

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hiya peeps,
i have bin useing a netgear wireless pci adapter (wg311t) ever since i built this pc how ever i had to reinstall the drivers for it and to my supprize i cant find any drivers for it?! i have phoned net gear up who tell me there is no vista 64bit drivers for this adapter yet i had been useing it for around the past 10 months im so confused! there has to be away to get it running i just dont know wot it is .... ive bin trying to get this fixed for over 24hours with no luck anyone have any idears?

A:Solved: NetGear pci adapter wg311t

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I used the wireless adapter(Netgear - WG111v3) on my computer for weeks without any trouble at all.
(At the time i installed it, I remember I found out it didn't work/didn't work well on windows 7 so I downloaded some driver or something -- Don't really remember -- and it worked fine.)

The setup file I'm using:

The computer:
Windows 7, 64 bit
8 GB ram

Suddenly, today, it stopped working...
I have tried a lot of drivers and even tried installing Vista 64 bit drivers (something that worked for someone in some thread), but it won't work..

The adapter is recognized by the computer, but the smart wizard won't launch.

I try to launch it and nothing seems to happen, although the process is listed in task manager..


I tried installing it on my laptop - which is also using windows 7 64 bit and has 3 GB ram.

On my other computer it installed the software and then told me to plug in the adapter and press next.
As I did so, a little box came up saying "System initialization..blabla.." and then it just shut down.

On my laptop however, after the "System initialization" box showed up, it continued. Asking me to either use WPS to connect, or manually enter the network info.

for some reason, my other computer(not the laptop) doesn't go as far as my laptop does..


I disabled the windows firewall and my third party firewall - it still does not work.

I ... Read more

A:NETGEAR wireless adapter problem

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I just want to say Thank you in advance for any and all advice that might be offered with my problem.

I just moved into my new home and set up my internet connection through Comcast. Apparently, they now have modems/and wireless routers built into the same unit and that's what they sent me. I can't have my computer next to the modem/router because of where the cable connection is located so I went out and purchased a Netgear N900 Wnda4100 wireless adapter. I chose this model because I play online games.

fast-forward to my problem:

When I'm online, every two-three minutes I will experience a 4 second lag spike. It's extremely annoying. So I opened up the Netgear Genie application to make sure my connections were good and what I noticed is confusing.

It states that my PC is connected to my network, but not connecting to the internet. However, I am still able to browse the web, log on and play online games ( with the lag spike ) and various other applications that require an internet connection.

The other thing is the status light on the wireless adapter every so often flashes from it's current state of orange color to blue as if it's scanning for something. This also coincides with the lag spike while I'm gaming more often than not.

I'm by no means a computer expert, otherwise, I wouldn't be here asking for your professional opinions. So please bare with me if you suggest a fix and I don't understand it in it's ent... Read more

A:Netgear N900 Wireless adapter

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If your only email accounts are free (Hotmail, gmail, etc.) try this direct link. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Have Netgear WGR614 v7 router, and Netgear WG111 wireless adapter. My PC is Vista 32bit, and my wifes's new one is Vista 64bit. Mine is direct and connection fine. My wife's PC connects but the connection is not steady and at times intermittent. I suspect I have purchase wrong hardware. Can anyone help please....

The router was supplied by Time Warner, and their techs set it up. The have been back six times, and do not know what the answer is.

A:Netgear Router & Adapter Problem

Hi, Barnum, and welcome to the forums.

Did your wife's computer come with the wireless adapter or did you install it yourself? If you installed it, I am assuming you installed the Vista x64 drivers for it as well?

What happens when you connect her computer direct like yours?

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I was installing a game, and a dialog box came up that said my Netgear Ethernet Adapter FA311 driver was out of date, and needed to be upgraded. Well, I went to the website and downloaded the drivers. There were folders for Wind98, ME, NT, 2000, etc. but none labeled for XP, which is what I need. And there does not seem to be an installation. Does anyone know which driver would be suitable for XP?

And any tips on how to install a new driver would help.

Thanks, R. H.

A:Netgear Ethernet Adapter Driver

Try having win xp search for the driver for you! Just search for the new driver while online and include "allow microsoft to search its online driver base" as one of your search options.
Personally, I find most everything microsoft recommends you do as bad advice! I turn those auto-features off and do it manually. They pop up unwanted and unneeded warnings when you are busy and tie up your bandwith with low priority chores at inoportune times. Chances are, your old driver is working just fine-perhaps the new version doesn't reboot Icelandic computers when the moon is full or something. If it isn't broken, maby don't fix it.

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I've been trying to install a Netgear FA411 PCMCIA Ethernet adapter in a Toshiba laptop with WIN 95 installed. Here are my following problems: 1. the installation process calls for files that were not in the OEM WIN95 CD. I searched and found several of the missing files from the web. A few were in the CAB files or in the system files on the hard drive. 2. After finally getting all of the files required, the installation finally completed but now I have a caution exclamation mark next to the device driver. When clicking on the properties of this device, the system indicates that I should reload the drivers. Well. that does not do any good. I have many hours invested in trying to make this adapter work and I would be very appreciative if anyone can help me resolve this issue. Another concern I have is once I get this installed, what are my chances of getting it to work with the NETGEAR router??????

A:Netgear PCMCIA Ethernet adapter

It will work with the router if you get it working in the first place. Do you have the correct driver disk? Have you tried using another system to download new drivers from Netgear?

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We have been using a netgear router with a netgear adapter to connect our Element TV to the internet using a Samsung Bluray
disk. Two weekends ago we had a power outage and couldn't get internet in the house. We bought a new netgear router and adapter, identical to the former except that the router is for 5.0GH besides the 2.4 of the former. We now have internet
on our phones, and laptops, but cannot get connection on the tv. I have called tech support of netgear and samsung and
tried all their suggestions. They don't work. So they say there is nothing else to do. Really...? The bluray says "online
when I try to follow the tv menu so I would think the bluray is connected. The tv setting says our internet is working and
that we are connected. The WLAN LED light will blink amber and green for quite a while then it shuts off. The router and
adapter with tv are all in the same room. It is a "wired" connection as opposed to "wireless". Our laptops, printer, etc. are
all working wirelessly. What do you suggest? I am not very techno savy, but am trying. Have looked online, but everything
pretty much deals with wireless or connection with a PC. You can even call me if that would help. (970)903-2713


A:no tv internet connect using netgear adapter

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this is my set up

Windows XP
Netgear wg111v.3 wireless adapter
roadrunner connection
Belkin f5d7231-4 wireless g router

I can get on the internet, my netgear wizard shows me connected with it. I can't get on or 1.1 to change my router settings and I can't connect my Wii to the internet. the little computer icon for netgear states I am connect to my belkin router but still i can't get the routers website to run. i can ping the netgear ip address but when I try to ping or 1.1, the request times out.

Can someone help?


A:Can't connect wii with netgear wireless adapter

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I dont know what happened!!We have the netgear WGR614 54 MBPS router(yeah i know its cheap)..with the 54 MBPS usb adapter and wireless PC card...and in our previous house all three worked together in harmony. We have all dell dell laptop and one dell desktop, both with windows XP...and just moved and brought a new dell desktop computer that has Windows XP, same as the old computer. We installed the netgear router software to the new computer, but unlike before, we can only get my dell laptop and the new dell desktop (thats connected to the router)to get online. the slightly older dell desktop that has the USB adapter attached cannot pick up the signal from the router at all. We tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software...but no luck. I dont understand it because the piece was working just fine up until the day we moved. Could it be a problem with switching from Verizon dsl to Comcast broadband...or maybe a new problem with the computer??Please help.

A:Netgear USB adapter wont connect!

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I have just purchased a Windows 7 Home Premium PC and want to use the Netgear WNDA3100 wireless adapter to access my dual band n wireless network. Netgear doesn't have the drivers yet and can't tell me when they will have them. Anyone know of a dual band adapter that will work?

A:Netgear WNDA3100 wireless adapter

Same issue applies to me, PC built with new components and install of Win7 Ultimate with no ability of obtaining a Wireless connection. Quite Rediculous!

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Hi folks, been a while since I have been on here but I know my issue will be resolved with the help of you guys.
I am running my laptop with a Netgear WG511T 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card, has been running great, my router is some speedtouch thing but is compatable and has no issues. My problem with the laptop card is it works OK for so long and then intermittantly loses the network, a bit of a pain at times. Has been running great for nearly a year now. The PC card has a slight bend in it and a tiny crack clueless as to how it happened. I am looking to replace this card as I think it is at fault as I sometimes lose the connection on work wireless also. Was just wondering if you guys had opinions on this as I can't see the laptop being responsible, tried both PC card slots and reinstalling utilities & drivers.

Thanks in advance for any response.


A:Netgear Wireless adapter losingnetwork

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When I start up my laptop, the network icon in the lower right area of the task bar appears with a red cross, "Not Connected", despite the Wi-Fi switch on the laptop being in the ON position. And after a few restarts, when the icon does say "Connections available", it only shows Dial-up & VPN networks, and sometimes Mobile Broadband Networks. It doesn't detect any wireless networks. Sometimes, the icon turns into a dial-up icon with a red cross.

I use a BSNL Broadband modem with a NETGEAR wireless router. I haven't faced this problem before. I ran diagnostics, and it says "plug an ethernet adapter". Please help !!

I have attached an image with the diagnostics result, and the troublesome icon is circled in the lower right corner.

A:Network Adapter not detecting any wireless networks

If you can post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all it would be helpful.

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Following a windows update, my desktop wasn't able to connect to my router. Everything seemed normal apart from this, the adapter appeared in Device Manager, the list of available connections appeared as they should, but I would get the error message "Windows is unable to connect to the network" whenever I tried to connect. I tried just about every 'fix' I found on Google but I was unable to resolve this. Fortunately, after simply restarting my PC a number of times it would eventually connect (it's set to connect automatically to the network I was trying to reach). So for a few days I would go through this routine of restarting a bunch of times to finally connect. It was troublesome and of course I wanted to fix it, so I tried to system restore to a date before it begun happening (5 days back).

Turns out this was a mistake, as after the system restore I was met with no connections at all. On top of that, my network adapter doesn't even show in the Device Manager any more. After trying a few more options, I decided to reinstall Windows 7. That's pretty much where I am now - a fresh install of Windows 7 and device manager still isn't finding my adapter (not even as hidden device, unknown or requires updates etc)

My motherboard is a GA-Z87X-D3H, and I (think) have downloaded the appropriate drivers yet I still have no results. The LED on my adapter doesn't work (although I'm not sure if it ever did), although pinging 127.... Read more

A:Windows Not Detecting Wireless Network Adapter

I lean more towards the adapter.
1. The fact that it required several restarts to "come to life" and connect to your network.
2. A system restore did not fix the problem.
3. A clean install of windows 7 did not fix the problem.

Easy way to check, buy a USB wifi adapter, plug it in to a USB port and see if you can connect.
something like this

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Hi Techguy Forum.

A few months a go I got a PC and so I bought this ASUS 802.11n USB Network adapter so I can connect to the Internet wireless. The OS for this PC is Windows 7 and the USB Network adapter works fine.

Since I am a gamer, I want to switch the Wireless over to my other PC (Windows XP) and connect the router locally.

Whenever I try to connect the USB network adapter on to my Windows XP it wont recognize it as a Network adapter.

I have tried installing the driver
Uninstalling, rebooting the reinstalling

I notice the USB device doesn't light up when it does when I normally connect it to my Windows 7 PC.

I am using a ASUS N13 802.11n usb wireless adapter by the way.


A:Windows XP not detecting ASUS 802.11n USB Network adapter

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Hello everybody. I am new to this site and I really need some help here. I my computer had gotten infected with some malware that led me to the extreme of formatting my hard drive. After this is done, reinstalled win XP and was going to use our COMCAST (internet provider) disk to restablish our internet connection but now, it is stating that my network adapter is not being found. its integrated i guess. I dont have the specs for my system, but hopefully I can get some basics onto how to get the internet going again!

Thanks in Advance

A:Just formatted and reinstalled WIN XP, not detecting network adapter.

have you been to the computer manufacturers website and download the drives for your specific model?

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Hello All,

I am having an issue with my wireless display adapter. I cant get my pc to pick up the adapter.

My build specs identical to this build
How I Built My Custom Photo/Video Editing PC for Under $800

Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-8320 Black Edition
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 240 2GB DDR3
4Gb Ram
Windows 8.1 ? Updated as of last night

The issue is pairing the device. For some reason, I cant even get it to show up on my ?Add Devices? list. I click "Add Device" but it doesnt find any devices. At one point, I picked up a phone, so it CAN detect devices, but for some reason it doesn?t see the adapter.

Ive updated windows to the most recent update and still cant get the thing to work. The TV shows the adapter and says "ready to connect", but when I open the wireless display app (Which I downloaded from the WinStore) it says that the device is not connected/paired.

Not sure if it matters, but I was able to detect my chromecast through the same computer, although that is a wifi connection (I think).

Today, I brought the Microsoft adapter with me to work and verified that the adapter does work with my buddy?s android phone. Downloaded a miracast app and it connected instantly.

Is there another way I can try to find the device with the computer? What else can I try? I looked for solutions online and found nothing helpful.

Thanks in advance for the help.


A:8.1 PC Not Detecting Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

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I left a mouse adapter inside the USB port of my HP Mini laptop. I never used the mouse, but kept it in there just incase. Never gave me any problems until i noticed a burning smell coming from the case. I started receiving tooltips in the corner that the adapter wasn't being recognized, and so i reached to pull it out and discovered it was very hot.. after pulling, it had split into two parts.

How this did happen? The way it was built, the case never gets enough cooling.. but it doesn't seem normal for heat to have gone straight to the port like that either, other components should have melted way before that.

HP Mini

A:HP Mini crispified my mouse adapter?

My guess would be that the dongle was the problem, early failure. I don't think the netbook made it hot enough to cause a problem.

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Hi All
Attached is a picture of a Mini Disc Adapter and after a long search I am having problems trying to find out who sells them, because my main computer has a slot instead of a draw to load dvd/cd's into it does not take the little mini cd's that often come with hardware purchased with software to put on your computer.
I have to load it on to the other computer, copy all that is on the disc and put it on my external drive then transfer it to the main computer.
I know I could set it up to transfer from one computer to another but I don't want to have two computers on to do one job
if anyone knows where I can buy these, on line or at a physical store, (does not matter what country) could you pass that info on, much appreciated

A:Solved: Mini Disc adapter

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I was wondering what would be a good, quiet, 250-300w ac power supply for the mini itx form factor?

A:What's a good mini ITX power adapter?

This might be one

(copy and paste it, sorry it won't let me post links yet)

It's a mini itx, and got good reviews, and it's 250 watts. Also newegg is a great company i use them all the time for electronics.

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I recently bought a bluetooth adapter online (Mini Wireless Bluetooth v2.0 USB 2.0 Adapter, Square Shaped). I just got it today, but when I pluged it in, it did not work correctly. I get a error code 1 and the device is not configued correctly.

It is listed as
MotioninJoy Virtual Xinput device for Windows

The hardware ID is

A:Driver help for a mini bluetooth adapter

Though i don't know too much about your problem, it did lead me to this site.
It is Motion in Joy related, so may be of some help to you.

Of course others here may still be able to assist.


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Windows 7
Motherboard : Gigbyte p67a-UD-3r-b3

I have a Intel dual band WiFi adapter mini pci express :

I recently bought a mini pci express to pci-e adapter that had 3 antennas from ebay:

I installed them mini pci-e into the pcie with one problem which i think doesn't matter: the intel mini pci-e does not reach the top screw holes of the adapter but the antenna wires are still connected to it. I then placed the pcie adapter into a pcie slot on the motherboard of my pc.

When turning on the computer my windows 7 recognized 4 drivers and installed them all. From memory i know one was a USB composite driver and the remaining 3 were USB input devices? This confused me immensely. I dont know what to do next to be honest. Obviously its not working properly and furthermore, the USB composite driver is under the 'Universal seriel bus controllers' group in device manager; with the other three under 'Human interface devices'.

Now, i received a cord with the mini pci-e to pci-e which plugs into the side of the adapter (you can see this slot in the photos of the ebay link above but the actual cord is not in the photos). I did not attach this cord as i do not know where it goes on the motherboard. I have attached the photo of the cord- the white end goes into the... Read more

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I recently purchased a Compaq Presario desktop with no integrated wifi. So I picked up a usb adapter. The Retail Plus website says the adapter is compatible with Windows 7. However, after I run the setup and plug in the adapter, the drivers do not install. My apartment is wireless only, so I can't connect my desktop to the internet to download drivers. I do have a laptop with wifi, so I tried installing the usb adapter on it. Everything went smoothly and the usb works on the laptop. So I tried putting the drivers on a disc and putting them on the desktop, no luck. I downloaded a package from the Retail Plus website and I still cannot get the drivers to work.

Unfortunately, I am not very computer savvy. Any suggestions to make this work?

A:Retail Plus Mini Wireless USB Adapter

Hi jatermeer , Welcome to the forums , Power off the laptop , insert the usb adaptor, power on the laptop and windows will find the driver for you

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I have a mini pcie mSATA card that I want to use for a desktop of mine. Kingston sm200s3 60GB

I believe there are only 2 options.
1. SATA > SATA adapter > mSATA card
2. PCIe slot > PCI adapter > mSATA card.

As far as 2. goes; I have found a card that fits into a PCIe slot which has an input for the mSATA card.

I know that this is not the ideal way to hook up the card but I don't see any more options.

Which is there better way to go or what am I missing?

A:Mini PCIe and adapter VS. SATA

Whatever has an mSATA interface for it will work.

From here SSD Kingston 60GB SM200S3/60G mSATA p/ Ultrabook,tablet - Atera Inform?tica

its a SATA 3 device, so for optimal performance you should use something that can guarantee enough bandwith to not bottleneck it.

PCIe bandwith depends from number of lanes used (a x1 card has one lane, a x2 card has two and so on) and the PCIe revision/version of both devices. The panel on the right here gives all speeds so just multiply that by the number of lanes the card has and you will find out its bandwith. SATA 3 has 6 GB/s of theoretical max bandwith, although actual transfer speed does not go above 1 GB/s afaik.

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are examples of what you listed as 1, and stuff I would orient myself towards if my mobo had SATA 3 connectors already. Because... hey, why waste PCIe slots for that?

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I have one of those micro/mini USB wireless adapters that I'm trying to get working on a reconstituted Win7 HP box. I have a fresh install of Win 7 but have no idea where the driver for the adapter is, so the machine does not see it. I'm not even sure it needs a driver.

Here's the weird thing; I recently plugged the USB wifi thingie into my other box (Win 7 Pro/64) in order to get the PC talking to my smart TV across the room so I could watch Netflix and it came right up fine with no tweaking. I didn't do a thing except reboot. If it needs a driver, it somehow just found it, or does not seem to want one.

On this 2nd box with Pro/64 I can also easily get to the display shown in attachment that shows wireless bars, but on the 1st PC with Win7 Home Prem, going to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing center produces no such display. All it shows is the broadband connection to the cat 5 cable running to my router. It's like the Home Prem system does not support wireless. I did reinstall all drivers from the GByte disc that came with the mobo.

Any ideas?

A:Need driver for mini USB wireless adapter

Have you tried different USB ports?
Especially the ones on the back.

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I have a NETGEAR wireless -G USB 2.0 adatper WG111v3 I have been using with ATT Uverse. I use the wireless # underneath the main router which has worked excellent.

My PC was custom built in 2003 or 2004 and the OS is Windows XP service pack 2.

My PC crashed so I had to reinstall Windows XP SP2 using the original disc and I had to reformat the hard drive. I can no longer get the NETGEAR adapter to acknowledge the wireless router as I installed it using the software in the same manner as before.

My question is, since the original Win XP S2 CD is old and I cant receive any windows updates because I cant connect to the internet, is there an option of downloading any windows XP updates or drivers needed relating to this NETGEAR issue from another PC via the internet on CD and copying them to my newly restored PC?

I would appreciate any feedback you might have as I really like the NETGEAR products.

Thanks for your time!

Jerry Frost​

A:Solved: NETGEAR Wireless adapter problem

did you install the driver for the wireless adapter - with the wireless adapter plugged in lets see the following
Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
Full details are here
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC Read more

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop, running wireless with a Netgear WGR614v5 router (all firmware up to date). The onboard Intel Pro 2200BG card died and I replaced it with a Netgear WG511v2 adapter (driver up to date). Since I've installed it, I get intermittent blue screens citing WG511v2xp.sys as the cause. Event viewer shows a DCOM error with an event ID of 10005, stating this:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
Date: 5/27/2007
Time: 10:10:06 AM
Computer: Dell 8600
DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. " attempting to start the service RegSrvc with arguments "-Service" in order to run the server:

Navigating through that takes me here in the registry editor:

C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe

That confuses me because I uninstalled the Intel adapter software and hardware.

I don't know what other information you might need to help diagnose this issue, but ask away. Thanks in advance for any help!!

Anyway, here is the hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:01:22 AM, on 5/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
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Im trying to install this on a Dell Demension 4700 with win xp professional, I get as far as the setup, but can't go any further, the software wont let me set up any wireless. Not sure what's going on could use some help please.

A:NETGEAR WG311v3 54Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter

have you tried installing from device manager
you should have a yellow ? or ! right click and install from there and then point to the CD driver

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Hi Guys, I recently got my NETGEAR N150 (150MB/s Wireless USB Adapter) today as my computer has no Wireless card built in. It can connect but after time it suddenly drops. I think if I get 300MB/s it will boost the signal range. I get a really slow speed too, the computer is in my bedroom and the Router is in the Kitchen and I can not move the computer - so that might be an issue but my iPhone can connect but occasionally I will have to renew the lease.

And my previous Netbook worked until some time until a certain point :/

If the Adapter stops working, to fix it, I unplug and plug it back in.

The Router I have is a VirginMedia 10MB/s NETGEAR DGN1000SP. I am thinking about getting a High Performance N600 Adapter instead as that has better connectivity and avoids interference, etc.

What do you guys suggest I do.
Thanks for your help.

A:NETGEAR Wireless USB Adapter Connectivity Issue.

Check the channel you are using on the router and get it as far from cordless phone as possible. Try to use upper channels 6-11.

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I am going around & around with this. I purchased this adapter in Jan '10 and it has never really worked right. I have gone through a bunch of routines on TSG and think it is solved but then it fails again. I have reinstalled it a number of times, and updated the drivers to the most recent version. Still no luck. I contacted Verizon to see if something with their router was affecting it - they changed a couple of router settings (channel change and 802.11G solely). That seemed to work for one day and now back to not working at all. Verizon said perhaps I need a signal booster for it. I live in a 750 sq. ft. home which it should work in, I think. It is also on the second floor - router on first. I have dealt with NG tech support many times but to no avail. Reinstall software & drivers was their solution. Which I did. So I have done ipconfig/all for you to see - it follows. Would appreciate any thoughts.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\PvN>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pvn-rose
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 19:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter #7
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-... Read more

A:Solved: Netgear adapter drops ip address

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my computer is windows 7 and from what I read all I should have to do is put it in usb port and it will install. No drivers needed

A:won't recognize netgear wn111v2 wireless adapter

I'm pretty sure that's the model I have on my kids' PC. What you need to do is download the drivers (Windows 7) and install them prior to plugging the adaptor in. It will then prompt you when to install the adaptor, once all that's done Windows 7 will see it and you should be up and running.

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I have a Netgear DGB834Gv3 router and a Netgear WG111v2 adapter. When first setup I was wireless for about a week. Then I tried to update my security settings and went for a WPS2 PSK setting with password. Since then I have not been able to get the two to communicate. The router seems to be sending signals as it appears in the Available Networks window, and the adapter seems to be flashing blue lights occasionally, but the adapter won't pick up the signals.
Any ideas, please?

A:Solved: netgear router and adapter don't talk

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Hi, I'm running W98 plus and I have had the netgear WG311 v3 adapter hooked up to this comp. in the past and it worked fine. We removed it to put on another comp. we then switched it back to current comp. and everything installed fine and it appears as though it is connecting to our router and then it will just keep scanning through the channels and the comp. will slow down. I never get the connected to the internet alert and when I press ctrl+alt+del There are 10 or more ipconfig commands opening up. and winoldap keeps opening up. I tried to uninstall and reinstall 4 different times. I'm not sure what I can do from here. Is this a wireless adapter issue you think or computer issue, anyone have any ideas.
I have tried the netgears site for troubleshooting, and their site is useless.

A:Netgear wireless adapter keeps scanning channels

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Hi there,

I need to buy a new wireless router as my old one keeps heating up and dropping it's connection and requires reboots to get it working again for a few hours.

I was thinking of buying the NETGEAR DG834G wireless ADSL2+ router but I need to know if it is possible to set it up by using a wireless adapter rather than using a LAN connection. I managed to do this with my old Linksys WAG54 and need to know if I will be able to do it before I purchase this one.

Thank you for reading.

Ps: Should I buy some netgear USB receivers? Or should my old Linksys ones work??

A:NETGEAR DG834G setup through wireless adapter?

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Hi, I am trying to share my internet via the rangemax wireless adapter.

I've read through a couple of guides but stumble at the same hurdle everytime...

I do the following: Open "Network Connections" and right click on LAN connection. Then I select "Properties". In "Sharing" tab I click "Allow other network users to connect through...".

Now according to the guides I should have the option to select the connection (the wireless adapter) from a dropdown list but I don't have the dropdown list.

ICS is running and set to automatic startup.

I am using a Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit) desktop pc and the Netgear Rangemax WN111v2 wireless adapter.

A:Trying to setup ICS using Netgear WN111 Wireless USB adapter


You might want to check out this Microsoft Article to troubleshoot ICS. It is quite helpful.

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Hello Community:

I can't get my Netgear N900 USB adapter to work on my B130 with Windows 7 installed.  The N900 shows up in the device manager and says that everything is OK and that the driver is up to date.  The N900 installs when Windows boots up.  I have removed the WiFi card that came with the laptop and removed the Broadcom manager as the N900 didn't  work when I had it installed.  When I run the Win 7 diagnostics it says there is a problem with the adapter.  says driver problem. 
Can anyone help me out. I am stuck with the B130 until I can save up enough money to buy a better system.

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Well I Reformated My Computer And Now When I Install My Netgear MA311 Wireless Adapter It Reads It....So Then I Start Playing Battlefield 2 For Some Time Around Like 45 Minutes Then Out Of Nowhere I Get A Wireless Connection Problem And Then I Quit And Then I Try To See What The Problem Is And There Is No Trace Of My Netgear MA311.....

I Go To

Control Panel
Device Manger

And It Just Shows My Motherboards...

Any Suggestions?



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I've upgraded my PC to Windows 7 Home Premium today (from Win XP Pro) and now the wireless network adapter does not work.

The adapter is a Netgear WG331 v1. I've tried downloading the drivers from the Netgear site - both those for the v1 and the newer drivers for the v3 and neither have fixed the issue.

I've used the Win 7 troubleshoot feature to install this driver (it is meant to be included within Win 7) but this does not work either.

I've also tried plugging the ethernet cable that normally goes directly into the back of my Netgear router into the PC, in order to provide Win 7 with internet access. However, this has not worked, with the connection apparently not recognised by the computer. I've tried to update the drivers for my PC's motherboard to remedy this, but have been unable to find any that are compatible with this version of Windows. The motherboard is MSI n1996.

Windows 7 troubleshooter shows missing drivers for the following: Multimedia Audio Controller (two of these), PCI Input Device, Ethernet Controller.

What I'm banking on is that an internet connection will enable Win 7 to locate drivers for all of these, but I am currently unable to make this happen. The internet connection is running fine and the wireless router is broadcasting the signal properly (I am accessing it right now via my laptop).

I hope I've explained this clearly, but please let me know if you need any more info to help me with this problem. Than... Read more

A:Netgear wireless adapter not working (W7 upgrade)

Does your PC or motherboard manufacturer have chipset, networking and other drivers for Windows 7 or Vista? If so, have you installed them?

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I picked up two of these for almost free.

On the box it says 'requires MA401 Wirless PC Card.'

Won't any card work?

A:Netgear MA301 Wireless PCI Adapter Question

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Hi, we have a network in our house running off a Belkin router. We have one computer currently connected to it using a Netgear WG111V2 adapter.
The problem that i am having with it is that it is very erratic. It always seems to have full signal but it will just disconnect for no reason sometimes, this can be solved by repairing (sometimes, othertimes it requires a reboot) it but is still very irritating.
Sometimes it will be connected to the router but wont let you on the internet even though the internet light is displayed on the router.
I dont know if it is a problem of the adapter as i used to use it on a laptop in another room even further away from the router so distance isnt a problem either! When i did use it on the laptop however i had no problems with it, the connection was solid and it never disconnected.
The main annoyance i play an online game and it will be fine for a few minutes then say 'Connection Problems' for about 5 seconds then be fine again. Sometimes it can do this regularly othertimes rarely. The fact that it says connection problems suggests that the internet has disconnected, as this is what it does when the internet completely turns off, which it does quite often while im playing.

I really am at a loose end with it, its driving me mad!
Any help would be greatly appreciated


A:Belkin router/ Netgear Adapter Problems.

I hyave a wg111T wireless adapter and it does the same thing. I called ntgear sevral time and finally i changed the IP settings from dhcp to static and subnet and a local DNS to and sec. . never lost the connection since. Try that and c if it solves your problem. if it does look for a local dns server you could point to. (this is for the pacafic North west)

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I recently bought a desktop with windows7 64-bit already installed. I went to put in my ehome eh102 wireless adapter card and it didn't work. I then went out and bought a netgear wna1100 USB wireless adapter and installed that. However, I am having problems. My router is a belkin F5D8236-4 v3 and while the computer picks up the network, as soon as the device is detected, the router drops out and keeps resetting itself. As soon as I remove the USB drive the router resets and is good to go.
Any suggestions?

A:netgear WNA1100 adapter driver for win7 64 bit

Connect via Ethernet cable to your Belkin. Download the latest firmware and flash the router. Do a hard reset on the router.

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Hi folks,

I've upgraded my PC to Windows 7 Home Premium today (from Win XP Pro) and now the wireless network adapter does not work.

The adapter is a Netgear WG331 v1. I've tried downloading the drivers from the Netgear site - both those for the v1 and the newer drivers for the v3 and neither have fixed the issue.

I've used the Win 7 troubleshoot feature to install this driver (it is meant to be included within Win 7) but this does not work either.

I've also tried plugging the ethernet cable that normally goes directly into the back of my Netgear router into the PC, in order to provide Win 7 with internet access. However, this has not worked, with the connection apparently not recognised by the computer. I've tried to update the drivers for my PC's motherboard to remedy this, but have been unable to find any that are compatible with this version of Windows. The motherboard is MSI n1996.

Windows 7 troubleshooter shows missing drivers for the following: Multimedia Audio Controller (two of these), PCI Input Device, Ethernet Controller.

What I'm banking on is that an internet connection will enable Win 7 to locate drivers for all of these, but I am currently unable to make this happen. The internet connection is running fine and the wireless router is broadcasting the signal properly (I am accessing it right now via my laptop).

I hope I've explained this clearly, but please let me know if you need any more info to help me with this problem. Thanks in advance.

A:Netgear wireless adapter not working (W7 upgrade)

I would think, that with all that legacy hardware, perhaps your best bet would be to borrow (friend, relative, neighbor) a more current USB wireless adapter and see if you can get that to work with Win7 and possibly check your theory about Widows Updates. Or alternately just bite the bullet and purchase a more current card or usb device yourself that has Win 7 drivers or native compatability. Go here for info Windows 7 Compatibility Center home

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Are there any drivers that work with Windows 7 for this device...

A:Need drivers for NetGear WG111v3 wireless usb adapter

Does this not work?

Compatibility mode, perhaps?

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Well, it seems that after I've installed the Windows 7 64 bit home premium edition, my wireless adapter (NETGEAR RangeMax WN311B) is not working properly. My internet connection continuously drops and reconnects. It's not my ISP as my wife's computer is working just fine. I've done ping tests on both computers. Her computer is currently receiving an average score of about 57ms while my windows 7 computer is fluxuating between 90ms and disconnecting. My computer is not showing the adapter in the hardware section of the computer. I've downloaded the most up-to-date drivers from NETGEAR and even contacted their support line. Their support line wants to charge 40 dollars for them to tell me how to fix it. I'm hoping that you guys have heard of this issue. I've done some research online and there has been a TON of complaints about this very same issue. When I ran this adapter on my Vista system it was smoking fast and I could pull download speeds greater than 1MB per sec and sometimes even 1.4MB per second with my current ISP. Right now I'm having trouble pulling 56KB/s.

I read a few posts on this website and there seemed to be some discussion on a solution. I've tried to completely re-install the device, with no luck. My feeling to the problem is this. Windows is recognizing the adapter as part of the motherboard as opposed to its own separate device. Does that make sense? Even though it's in the PCI slot, the OS is not seeing it as a separate device.

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A:NETGEAR RangeMax PCI wireless adapter issues

I came across this at Amazon (of all places...). Maybe it'll help:

There seems to be a few more 'solutions' in the same user review thread. Here's all the reviews:

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I used the wireless adapter(Netgear - WG111v3) on my computer for weeks without any trouble at all.
(At the time i installed it, I remember I found out it didn't work/didn't work well on windows 7 so I downloaded some driver or something -- Don't really remember -- and it worked fine.)

The setup file I'm using:

The computer:
Windows 7, 64 bit
8 GB ram

Suddenly, today, it stopped working...
I have tried a lot of drivers and even tried installing Vista 64 bit drivers (something that worked for someone in some thread), but it won't work..

The adapter is recognized by the computer, but the smart wizard won't launch.

I try to launch it and nothing seems to happen, although the process is listed in task manager..


I tried installing it on my laptop - which is also using windows 7 64 bit and has 3 GB ram.

On my other computer it installed the software and then told me to plug in the adapter and press next.
As I did so, a little box came up saying "System initialization..blabla.." and then it just shut down.

On my laptop however, after the "System initialization" box showed up, it continued. Asking me to either use WPS to connect, or manually enter the network info.

for some reason, my other computer(not the laptop) doesn't go as far as my laptop does..


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A:[SOLVED] NETGEAR wireless adapter problem


Well that was the asnwer - if anyone else stumbles across this thread with the same problem as me.

I had to start the service Bonjour.

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