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Windows 7: Need Driver for refurbished NETGEAR WPN111 Wireless Adapter

28 Jul 2010   #1
amphibian1828

Windows 7
 
 
Need Driver for refurbished NETGEAR WPN111 Wireless Adapter

I ordered a refurbished NETGEAR WPN111 wireless adapter from TigerDirect. The card has the serial number information redacted (blanked out by black marker).

I do not otherwise have connectivity from my PC (Dell Dimension 9100) running Windows 7 Ulitimate.0

Hence my need for a Windows 7 compatible driver for the WPN111. NETGEAR does not allow access to the driver without the serial number - or, at least, I have not found away around needing the serial number. I will need the download the driver and install it manually - since I do not otherwise have connectivity from my PC.

My first question is whether the redacting of the serial number is standard for refurbished devices. Have I ventured into a gray world of stolen devices, shady business practices - will Guido the Cruncher be visiting soon? If so, shame on TigerDirect.

However, if I'm not falling into a gray area, sure would appreciate a link that will lead to a current, Windows 7 compatible driver for the NETGEAR WPN111 wireless adapter. Please don't send me to NETGEAR - they seem to require the serial number. Please don't send me to the usual MS location for drivers - they just provide a link to the NETGEAR site.

Sign me, "stuck on borrowed time on others' computers".

Al


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28 Jul 2010   #2
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I might have a backup of this driver for XP, but when i needed to DL, it never asked me for serial number.... not that I remember. Maybe a Vista one is compatible.

Have you tried contacting TigerDirect or Netgear with issue?
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28 Jul 2010   #3
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Is this what you are looking for ?


wpn111



Steve
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28 Jul 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Try this. Type msinfo32.exe into the start menu and press enter. Then go to File>Save and save it on your desktop. Right-click on it and select Send To> New Compressed Folder.

Transfer the file to another computer, maybe using a CD or USB drive, and then attach it to your next post here by use of the paperclip icon in the editing bar,
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28 Jul 2010   #5
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

? JK? wrong thread maybe?
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28 Jul 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No, I just wanted to find detailed information on his card.
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28 Jul 2010   #7
amphibian1828

Windows 7
 
 
NETGEAR Does Require Serial #

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
I might have a backup of this driver for XP, but when i needed to DL, it never asked me for serial number.... not that I remember. Maybe a Vista one is compatible.

Have you tried contacting TigerDirect or Netgear with issue?
NETGEAR does require the serial number of the wireless adapter card in order to download the driver - at least from the page wpn111

Not that it will solve my problem, but why is the Serial # redacted on my wireless card? Is it "hot" - ha, ha, since have read some reviews after my purchase that this card does occassionally run "hot".

My essential requirement is downloadable (on a borrowed PC), Windows 7 compliant, driver for the NETGEAR WPN111 without having the serial number.

Thanks in advance.

Al
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28 Jul 2010   #8
amphibian1828

Windows 7
 
 
Safe to make msinfo32.exe results available

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome!

Try this. Type msinfo32.exe into the start menu and press enter. Then go to File>Save and save it on your desktop. Right-click on it and select Send To> New Compressed Folder.

Transfer the file to another computer, maybe using a CD or USB drive, and then attach it to your next post here by use of the paperclip icon in the editing bar,
Wow- whole bunch of info re my PC in this "folder" of info. Is this safe to post? Hate to be paranoid, but would be nice to hear from other than Jonathan on this.
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28 Jul 2010   #9
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amphibian1828 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome!

Try this. Type msinfo32.exe into the start menu and press enter. Then go to File>Save and save it on your desktop. Right-click on it and select Send To> New Compressed Folder.

Transfer the file to another computer, maybe using a CD or USB drive, and then attach it to your next post here by use of the paperclip icon in the editing bar,
Wow- whole bunch of info re my PC in this "folder" of info. Is this safe to post? Hate to be paranoid, but would be nice to hear from other than Jonathan on this.
amphibian, just post the "bits" you want us to see in particular the card as Jonathan_King stated ,we cannot infiltrate your pc
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28 Jul 2010   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try Windows updates here:
Microsoft Update Catalog
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