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Windows 7: Wireless adapter on 64 Bit

20 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7

Any recommendations on wireless adapters support Windows 7 64 bit?

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20 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 NL

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dublea View Post
Ok, I have the WMP54G PCI model and I know that the chipset is an RT61 by Ralink. I would recommend uninstalling the device/software and remove the drivers (if any) and use Unknown Devices to find out what chipset your Wireless card is. More that likley, its a Ralink. Lemme know what you find.
I have the same as you have. it took me hours to find out the solution to have this adapter work. I hate Linksys for ignoring thousands of users which are begging for windows7 64 bit drivers.....
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29 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 32 bit

I was unable to even get Win 7 32 bit going with the same adapter, same version, with ralink drivers. No go. Again, is there ANY recommendation on what to buy? No HCL for Win 7 that I see, and no advertising about Win 7 compatibility.
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30 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7

Airlink 300N works fine (Windows7 even recognize the adapter so no driver installed needed).
I heard many of DLink products do support 64bit but haven't done much researches yet.
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12 Jun 2010   #15

Windows 7 64 Bit

This is the install driver fix for Windows 7 - 32 and 64 Bit. The driver is in windows, it just doesn't know it's there.

Control Panel --> System and Security --> System --> Device Manager --> network adaptors --> (left click) network device (should be broken from tree already) --> select "Update Driver Software"


Select "Browse my computer"
Select "Let me Pick"
Look down the list - Select - Ralink Technology INC. (there are 3 ralink, you want the last)
Find - Ralink 2500 Wireless (should be 5th from bottom)

And your done!
That worked for me on Win 7 64 Bit.

There is no reason this shouldn't work for any other brand also.

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12 Jun 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Download your drivers from RALINK Ralink corp. and follow this tutorial: Ralink based Belkin Network Adapters - Install (I know it says Belkin but the principle should be the same)
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12 Jun 2010   #17

WinXP / Win 7 / Win 8.1 64bit Dual Boot

Had to use win7 32 bit to get my Linksys Wusb54GS going. No 64bit drivers out there. At least for Hardware version 1.0
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12 Jun 2010   #18

Windows 7 64 Bit

My method works for 64bit and 32 bit, not sure why you didnt try that.
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