Solved Win 7 driver for USB dongle

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Mini Fast Nano Wifi LAN USB Dongle 150Mbps Wireless Adapter 802.11N UK

I bought one of these and I'm having trouble finding the right driver. (Win 7) Windows has searched for it online and found nothing.

The device details under Device Driver are: USB\VID_148F&PID_7601&REV_0000 and
USB\VID_148F&PID_7601

I found a driver which has a text file including this:

%Generic.DeviceDesc% = OS61_RTWLANR_7601.ndi, USB\VID_148F&PID_7601

Doesn't this mean that the driver should work with the dongle?

I tried to update the driver by getting Windows to search in the folder where I have this driver (and nothing else), but Windows didn't identify the files as a driver.

Should this be working? Am I doing something wrong?
 

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According to that "Hardware Ids" information, you have a MediaTek 802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card.

It's unknown which chipset yours has, but it's probably a Ralink model.

Didn't yours come with a driver install disc?

The only on-line driver I saw for it at the Microsoft Update Catalog site is for Windows 8.

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"VID_148F" points towards it having a Realtek RTL8812AU chipset, but I can't confirm that.

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RTL8812AU is dual band and 802.11ac capable (1200Mbps), totally different level.

Seems like it's using MediaTek MT7601U chipset, which is the same used in TP-Link TL-WN727N v4, D-Link DWA-127 B1, Edimax EW-7711UAn v2 and Edimax EW-7711ULn v2. I think I have a few nano dongles using this chipset too.

Now you have two options:
  1. Download the official driver from MTK and install it. Note that the one you need is "USB (RT2870/ RT2770/ RT307X/ RT2070 RT357X/ RT3370/ RT8070/ RT5X7X/ MT7610/ MT7601/MT7612U)".
  2. Download the driver from TP-Link/D-Link/Edimax (for their respective device) and install it in Device Manager.
 

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According to that "Hardware Ids" information, you have a MediaTek 802.11n USB Wireless LAN card, but it's unknown which chipset it has.

It probably has a Ralink chipset, but it may also have a Realtek chipset.

Didn't yours come with a driver install disc?

The only on-line driver I saw for it at the Microsoft Update Catalog site is for Windows 8.

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Thanks Frank for your rapid reply. "MediaTek" gives me something more to search for.

No, it didn't come with a disc...

I have found something here which might fit the bill, although I think it will be tomorrow before I can find out.
 

bxcfilm

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RTL8812AU is dual band and 802.11ac capable (1200Mbps), totally different level.

Seems like it's using MediaTek MT7601U chipset, which is the same used in TP-Link TL-WN727N v4, D-Link DWA-127 B1, Edimax EW-7711UAn v2 and Edimax EW-7711ULn v2. I think I have a few nano dongles using this chipset too.

Now you have two options:
  1. Download the official driver from MTK and install it. Note that the one you need is "USB (RT2870/ RT2770/ RT307X/ RT2070 RT357X/ RT3370/ RT8070/ RT5X7X/ MT7610/ MT7601/MT7612U)".
  2. Download the driver from TP-Link/D-Link/Edimax (for their respective device) and install it in Device Manager.
Thanks Jacky,

I have downloaded from MTK, and tomorrow I will try it out.
 

flavallee

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Jacky is one of the hardware experts here, so I'll leave you with him.

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bxcfilm

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Thanks Jacky,

I have downloaded from MTK, and tomorrow I will try it out.
Well, what can I say? It works! I installed the whole package, rather than just the driver.

Very many thanks for your help.
 
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