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Windows 7: BELKIN F5D8001 N1 Desktop Wireless PCI Card - Driver


24 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
BELKIN F5D8001 N1 Desktop Wireless PCI Card - Driver

Friends,

I badly need some help here.

I had a sabrent wireless desktop card that was a major problem after upgrading to Windows 7. It would some a fe wminutes and then do nothing for the next 12 hours. SOmetime it would should the connection is all good, at at times it would say DNS server is not responding. I used the latest RALINK drivers from their website that said it was for Windows 7. Called Sabrent and RALINK like 10 times, left voicemails and notes for tech support, they never EVER called me back.

Since I had this Belkin wireles routre at home which has been doing pretty good, I decided to buy a belkin wireless card too. I landed up buying the Belkin F5D8001 N1 Desktop Wireless card.

Guess what? it comes with a XP CD. Their site has a newer version for Visa 32/64 bit as well.

How ever the XP software does not get installed from the CD. If I point to the drivers folder on the CD it does not work too.

When I try installing the new execuctable on their website (vista 32/64 bit) it says the version could not be determined. I tried the compatibility mode for every damn possible version XP, Win 2000, Vista SP1 , SP2...no luck...its the same message.

Belkin says they don't know when the windows 7 driver will be out.

The seller refused to buy the card back!

Any hopes left? Please?

Thanks,

MG.


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24 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by luvdodo View Post
Friends,

I badly need some help here.

I had a sabrent wireless desktop card that was a major problem after upgrading to Windows 7. It would some a fe wminutes and then do nothing for the next 12 hours. SOmetime it would should the connection is all good, at at times it would say DNS server is not responding. I used the latest RALINK drivers from their website that said it was for Windows 7. Called Sabrent and RALINK like 10 times, left voicemails and notes for tech support, they never EVER called me back.

Since I had this Belkin wireles routre at home which has been doing pretty good, I decided to buy a belkin wireless card too. I landed up buying the Belkin F5D8001 N1 Desktop Wireless card.

Guess what? it comes with a XP CD. Their site has a newer version for Visa 32/64 bit as well.

How ever the XP software does not get installed from the CD. If I point to the drivers folder on the CD it does not work too.

When I try installing the new execuctable on their website (vista 32/64 bit) it says the version could not be determined. I tried the compatibility mode for every damn possible version XP, Win 2000, Vista SP1 , SP2...no luck...its the same message.

Belkin says they don't know when the windows 7 driver will be out.

The seller refused to buy the card back!

Any hopes left? Please?

Thanks,

MG.
Hi and welcome

You have covered a lot of ground. The only thing that comes to mind is that you are probably using homegreoup for networking. It uses IPv6, which can display random hangs, drops, connectivity problems. If you are using homegroup you could consider changing it to workgroup which uses IPv4. It is a more stable and older format hence it may work with the card

Just a guess mind you but you have covoered most everthing else

Hope this helps

Ken
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24 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Ken,

thanks. Do you mean use workgroup with that old sabrent card? if yes, how do I go about this? I a dumber than you think i am . YEs, I did see the homegroup setup somewhere, now sure how and where do i change all this....but i am a quick learner and can try it today..let me know.

thanks,

mg.
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24 Nov 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by luvdodo View Post
Ken,

thanks. Do you mean use workgroup with that old sabrent card? if yes, how do I go about this? I a dumber than you think i am . YEs, I did see the homegroup setup somewhere, now sure how and where do i change all this....but i am a quick learner and can try it today..let me know.

thanks,

mg.
Hi Mg

You may have to try it with both. When you first setup windows it asked if you were using a home or work network. To try workgroup you can set up a new network using workgroup. Then disable homegroup.

Disclaimer: you should have any problems but make sure you have a backup just in case.

Let us know if you need help with the change

Ken J
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24 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 
No luck yet...

No luck yet, but....

I found out that the belkin product uses Atheros AR5008 chipset...

With some browsing I found the latest windows 7 64bit compatible drivers and used those...

The adaper is shown as online but says no connections available, not connected.

there where i've gotten so far...any leads?

thanks so much.
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