Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143
Sorry MS update catalog requires IE and I wouldn't be caught dead running it, the other link does mention the problem. I am assuming there are no updates or alternatives correct?
Actually, I fixed (oops, I mean "rectified" - sorry, I'm from Alabama, lol) the situation by removing the SCMNdisP.sys driver. Open the Network and Sharing Center on the taskbar, click on "Change adapter settings", right-click the "Wireless Network Connection", hit "Properties", then click on "General NDIS Protocol Driver" and select "Uninstall". Proceed with the uninstall, restart the computer, then remove references to it in the Device Manager ("View, Show hidden devices"), then look under "Non-Plug and Play Drivers". Also, make sure that SCMNdisP.sys is removed from the driver folder.
The other option, and in regards to you not running IE, what one could try is disconnect the Netgear USB adapter, uninstall the present drivers/software, reconnect the adapter, then locate and right-click the device in the Device Manager, go to the "Driver" tab, then "Update Driver...", and then "Search automatically for updated driver software", and let Windows download and install it from Windows Update. This will install the Netgear software without the SCMNdisP.sys driver.
Thanks for all your help, and I hope that I'm able to help back, as well.