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26-Feb-2009, 06:28 PM #1
Question Driver for network adapter crashes Vista
When I try to install the driver for my network adapter, Vista crashes and I get the blue screen of death. Then if I boot in safe mode, it looks like the wireless card is installed and should work, but it doesn't. I have to uninstall the driver in safe mode in order to get it to boot up normally again. My wireless card is an Airlink 101 AWLH3026.

It says on the Airlink website that there isn't a driver for this model of adapter for Vista, but that the XP driver works on Vista. I thought this might be part of the problem?
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26-Feb-2009, 07:09 PM #2
Cool Wrong driver for Vista
YEs, you should use Vista drivers on Vista, you need to look for a Vista specific driver or consider replacing the Network adapter.

Checking the website, you can install the XP drivers but do NOT install the utilities that come with it, use the features in Vista to configure the card instead.

http://cr.am/framed.php?ref=1&url=ht...%3Fcmd%3Dfiles
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26-Feb-2009, 10:29 PM #3
What features in Vista? How do I install just the driver? The link you posted was to a different model, too.
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26-Feb-2009, 11:36 PM #4
If you go here this is the English transition of the Airlink site for your hardware http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate...ntl=us&fr=moz2 If you go here http://66.196.80.202/babelfish/trans...iles%26id%3d65 you can download the driver that will work with Vista Just be sure to download the driver only,not the utility. This must be a Spanish company because the Spanish site is better than the English one Luckily I lived in Puerto Rico for many years and habla espanol muy bien. LOL
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26-Feb-2009, 11:58 PM #5
That didn't work, I installed just the driver from the link you posted and I still got the BSOD...
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27-Feb-2009, 12:07 AM #6
Try uninstalling all the previous drivers, software, etc. FIRST. Boot and then install just the driver.
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27-Feb-2009, 06:16 AM #7
To install the driver, extract the files from zip file, then open Control Panel, click on Hardware and Sound then Device Manager. Locate the unknown Network Driver (if a previous driver is installed, uninstall it first), then click on Update Driver and browse to the folder where your driver is. Then use Network and Sharing Center to connect up to a wireless network.

Or try this guide:
http://www.watchingthenet.com/window...s-network.html
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27-Feb-2009, 05:07 PM #8
The only way I could get the computer to boot in Vista at all was to uninstall the drivers + software that I had just installed...so essentially I've already tried that.
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02-Mar-2009, 07:44 PM #9
bump...nothing seems to work
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02-Mar-2009, 08:23 PM #10
hi did you use the second option on the link sjpur gave you that is just the driver then follow the instructions on installing
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03-Mar-2009, 03:52 AM #11
Yeah, I installed just the driver and still got the blue screen of death
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03-Mar-2009, 02:09 PM #12
hi again what type of comp do you have ie desk top laptop what make and model possibly try drivermax and see what it comes up with
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03-Mar-2009, 07:39 PM #13
I have a brand new desktop that I built myself with parts from newegg. I can't use Drivermax because I can't connect to the internet without the network adapter working...I tried plugging my friend's laptop (which was picking up my house's Wifi) into my computer with an Ethernet cable, but my computer instantly shut down when I plugged it in :/
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03-Mar-2009, 07:43 PM #14
hi you say this is a new build where did you get the network adapter
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03-Mar-2009, 08:24 PM #15
Oh, the network adapter is from my old computer. I think I bought it at Fry's Electronics
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