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Windows 7: belkin wireless g adapter unknown device


11 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
belkin wireless g adapter unknown device

so i have searched the internet back and forth for an answer to this so i thought i would ask here! So i have an Belkin wireless g adapter f5d7050 version 4XXX drivers i have two computers one is a desktop and another a laptop both running windows 7 64 bit home premium! i plug in the adapter on my desktop it said cannot load drivers on WLAN 2.0 i install the drivers and restart and it works perfectly! Not the case with my laptop i plug it in it says can not find drivers for unknown device! I load the drivers and restart and nothing still the same message i go to device manager and there it is unknown device under universal serial buss controllers! so the device works that i know so does anyone know what the problem is?


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11 Mar 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven forums.

On the laptop, find the folder in the applicable program files area
Belkin\USB F5D7050\Wireless Utility\Win7_32 (probably Win7_64 for you)

Double click on InstallDriver.exe and see if that works for you.

If that fails, you can contact Belkin directly:
Belkin : Support : Support Options
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11 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

i did that a cmd screen quickly popped up and went away! i have been in a live chat for 3 hours with belkin and they are blaming my laptop ports but that is not the case since every usb device i use does not have this problem!
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11 Mar 2012   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The cmd window flashes by for me too.

You can try this:
Remove the USB Wireless adapter from the laptop.
Uninstall the Belkin drivers (program?)
Restart the laptop

Use USBDeview to remove each entry that shows Belkin
(There might only be one or maybe none.)
Restart the laptop if you removed anything

Reinstall the Belkin drivers.
Attach the USB Wireless adapter only after the install program asks for it.
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11 Mar 2012   #5

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

okay well i ran into an issue my laptop recognizes the adapter as an "unknown device" so there was no belkin to remove in the USBDeview anyways i just removed all the unknown devices from there and the ones that were important just re installed themselves! anyways before i get on to much of a ramble here i realized something on my desktop when windows tried to install the drivers it said that the WLAN 2.0 drivers could not be found on my laptop it says unknown device drivers could not be found dont know if this will help or not but thought i would put the info out there! btw the USBD method did not work still unknown device
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11 Mar 2012   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I'm not sure what to make of the desktop's WLAN 2.0 vs. laptop's unknown hardware...

You can try this tutorial:
Driver Install - Add Hardware Wizard
When you get to step 7, point it to the folder mentioned in post #2
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12 Mar 2012   #7

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

on step 11 nothing shows up
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12 Mar 2012   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Let's make sure that we are working with the same files, I got a copy of the 4xxx drivers from here:
Belkin : Support F5D7050 Wireless G USB Network Adapter - Drivers
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12 Mar 2012   #9

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

we are
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12 Mar 2012   #10

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Okay - one last straw to grasp at:
Go into device manager and right click on that unknown USB device
What are the options on the context menu?
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