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Windows 7: Wireless PCI Driver Issue


21 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Wireless PCI Driver Issue

Hey everyone,

I've just recently installed Windows 7 on my desktop PC, upgrading from XP and most of the things had ran smoothly, accept for my network driver.

The network won't recognize my internet signal, and because of this i cant update anything directly from my PC.

My wireless card is the following model:
NetComm NP5420 - 11G Wireless PCI card

I have found a download for a new driver, but it seems the compatibility only goes up until Windows XP, Is this fixable?

Additional Information: I cannot connect my computer directly up to my modem, as the LAN connection in my PC seems to be missing (I'm suspecting it's because of my old motherboard)

I'm sure the problem is only with the drivers compatibility with Windows 7.

If this is an unsolvable issue, I'll just pick up a new wireless card on monday.

Sincerely, Sarkos!


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21 Oct 2009   #2

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Try installing the driver in compatibility mode with XP this will resolve the OS mismatch with Windows 7, and allow the driver to install - do the following:
To install a driver OR program in compatibility mode - right click the setup.exe file - click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with vista/xp etc - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start setup.exe and install.
The driver you probably have below:
NP5420: NetComm Australia
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03 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

whest, I did as you suggested and although the hardware is installed correctly the Netcomm NP5420 WLAN utility will not run once installed. Is there any other software I can use to setup this hardware?
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03 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by modtang View Post
whest, I did as you suggested and although the hardware is installed correctly the Netcomm NP5420 WLAN utility will not run once installed. Is there any other software I can use to setup this hardware?
Do you have to run it? What are you trying to configure?
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03 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Utility

you don't need that utility to connect go to the network icon in your system tray you can connect directly from there
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03 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sarkos View Post
Hey everyone,

I've just recently installed Windows 7 on my desktop PC, upgrading from XP and most of the things had ran smoothly, accept for my network driver.

The network won't recognize my internet signal, and because of this i cant update anything directly from my PC.

My wireless card is the following model:
NetComm NP5420 - 11G Wireless PCI card

I have found a download for a new driver, but it seems the compatibility only goes up until Windows XP, Is this fixable?

Additional Information: I cannot connect my computer directly up to my modem, as the LAN connection in my PC seems to be missing (I'm suspecting it's because of my old motherboard)

I'm sure the problem is only with the drivers compatibility with Windows 7.

If this is an unsolvable issue, I'll just pick up a new wireless card on monday.

Sincerely, Sarkos!
As computerplus said, you won't need a third party software to use your adapter on Windows 7, as Windows 7 has a built-in utility that can be used to detect yoiur wirless network. If Windows 7 cannot detect your wireless network, either there is something wrong with the broadcasting (from your router, do you have another machine that can confirm this?) or your wireless adapter is not functioning (go into Device Manager and see if driver is the issue.)
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