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Windows 7: USB Wifi driver won't install - 802.11n

23 May 2015   #1
Twilkes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
USB Wifi driver won't install - 802.11n

I bought a (tiny) USB wifi dongle for my desktop PC, and have tried using the setup.exe file on the CD that came with it, and downloading a few drivers from the web (including Netcore SomethingOrOther and one in chinese) and none of them seem to install the driver.

It goes through the motions, asks for a restart of the computer, and once restarted there is no further activity or requests for me to do anything, and the driver isn't present. If I hover over the Realtek utility on the taskbar it says 'no RTL818x'.

The computer seems to register the dongle properly as when I first plugged it in it asked me to install the driver. The dongle itself has 802.11n stamped on it, but the packaging also says it's compatible with .11g and .11b - are these different drivers or is it all the same?

Any advice as to what I can try next?


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23 May 2015   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... What is the Model Number of the Wireless Adapter ? ..

Can you Post a Link to where you bought the item ? ...
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23 May 2015   #3
Twilkes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Mini 150M USB Wireless Adapter Dongle WiFi Lan Network: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

The CD that came with it has Realtek software on it, so presume that's the manufacturer of the dongle.
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23 May 2015   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
drivers

Standard operating proceedure

DO not plug in dongle first

insert driver media(cd),run programme,>>> WAIT <<< for insert adapter now screen to appear, then carry on.

AS you have already run the programme you will have to start from scratch again
REMOVE the previously installed programme .

Roy
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23 May 2015   #5
Twilkes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Have tried that, uninstalled everything and tried again, same situation.

I also uninstalled my existing Wifi driver in case it was conflicting, but no success.

Incidentally, when I plugged the existing wifi dongle back in, it asked for, searched and found the driver no problem. The 802.11n shows up in the Device Manager but the driver for it cannot be located, even though I point towards the folder where it's located. Could it be a faulty dongle?
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23 May 2015   #6
maxie

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23 May 2015   #7
Twilkes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I hadn't tried that link (looks like it's related to my existing dongle, not the new one?) but tried it just there and the 802.11n driver seems to be installed, so will see if I can get it connected to the wifi. Thanks,
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23 May 2015   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Found that Driver from the Link you posted by the Chip MT7601U
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23 May 2015   #9
Twilkes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay, well something worked so thanks.
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23 May 2015   #10
maxie

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Most welcome
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