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Windows 7: Realtek 8187 code 38

19 Dec 2011   #1
gkaiser124

Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Realtek 8187 code 38

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
HP Pavilion PC
Realtek 8187 based USB Wificard (Alfa 036h)

Was working good for a few weeks and now it keeps connecting/reconnecting to my PC over and over (like i'm unplugging/plugging in the usb cable over and over with the dings)

tried uninstalling all the drivers, rebooting, and reinstalling..no dice...
redownloaded latest drivers from alfa website no luck
redownloaded latest drivers from reltek website no luck

under properties in device manager it says "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)"

I'm stumped...ideas?


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19 Dec 2011   #2
mgp1964

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Is it under warranty, if so contact HP and they will replace it.
If not purchase a USB wireless adapter for +/- $20 and enjoy better connections then with the old one.

Link: Newegg.com - ZyXEL NWD2105 Wireless N-lite Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates WEP, WPA (WPA-PSK), WPA2 (WPA2-PSK)
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19 Dec 2011   #3
gkaiser124

Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgp1964 View Post
Is it under warranty, if so contact HP and they will replace it.
If not purchase a USB wireless adapter for +/- $20 and enjoy better connections then with the old one.

Link: Newegg.com - ZyXEL NWD2105 Wireless N-lite Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates WEP, WPA (WPA-PSK), WPA2 (WPA2-PSK)
I don't mean to be rude but you're reply isn't very helpful...

The Alfa 036H is an external USB wireless card that did not come with my computer. It is an aftermarket wireless I bought that has a special 5db gain antenna for long range so I can access my wireless router that's on the other side of the house. I'm not looking to purchase another new wireless card, as this one worked for several months.

Thanks though.
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19 Dec 2011   #4
mgp1964

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I don't mean to be rude either but you did not mention that it was an external card but my advice remains the same, if it is under warranty return it, if not buy a new one.
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