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Wireless adaptor does not work with Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by lchebert, Nov 22, 2009.

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  1. lchebert

    lchebert Thread Starter

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    I just purchased a new computer with windows 7. I have the linksys wireless set up on a computer in my spare room, and just the netgear wireless adaptor on the computer I just replaced. The wirelss adaptor does not work at all. I was told the operating system does not support it. I tried loading the cd but it did not install. What do I do now???? I was told there are no "patches" for this as yet. Please advise. Thank you
     
  2. Lucifuge

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    Hi,

    Just thought I'd post and say I've got exactly the same situation. Just set my new Desk-top PC with Windows 7 Home 64. Using my old Belkin 802.11g -54Mbps adapter (v5). Tried to install drivers from CD (which states that they are drivers for XP and Vista). Trouble is, I can't find any drivers that support W7?! It just says something along the lines of there are no wireless networks available. It seems fairly obvious that its a compatability issue, but what is my next step?

    Likewise I've been trying to look for a new, perhaps more modern adapter that support W7 but haven't managed to find one!

    My shiny new PC is a lame-duck until I can connect to the internet on it!

    Any advice or suggestions would be welcome,

    Cheers!
     
  3. Lucifuge

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    SORTED!!!

    I have done a bit of searching of various forums today for advice, and came up with (what is probably very obvious except to newbies like me!) a solution!

    Put Belkin Adapter drivers CD in, then rather than letting it auto-run, I opened it up and right clicked on the setup.exe file and chose properties. Then under the tab "compatability", I chose Vista. Then ran setup.exe and all was fine!

    Its only taken me about 9 hours (with a hangover...) but I got there in the end! I hope this thread manages to help somebody else out if they're suffering with the same problem!

    Cheers!
     
  4. dant22185

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    too bad my problem is not that simple...
     
  5. tuottuontuot

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    You should use a driver backup soft, and restore in windows7. Such driver max, ect
     
  6. dant22185

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    For my problem, I can't get Windows to recognize the Linksys drivers, mainly I am sure because there is no windows 7 driver available. So it defaults to the Broadcom drivers windows 7 came with.
     
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