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Windows 7: Driver needed for SURFboard SB5101 USB x64

03 Apr 2010   #1
Kirill

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Driver needed for SURFboard SB5101 USB x64

Hey,
I've been trying to find a driver for Motorola SB5101 cable modem USB driver for Windows 7 x64 for couple months and no luck after all.
The reason that I want to connect the modem trough USB is to connect xbox360 to pc trough ethernet cable ( i dont have any router here ).
Maybe someone know where to find a driver for W7 x64?
Thanks in advance. !


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03 Apr 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

I'm sorry to say that there isn't a Windows 7 x64 compatible driver for this modem.

If you really want it to go through your PC I propose 5 options,
Downgrade (not advisable)
New Modem (expensive)
Plug directly into Xbox 360 with no connection to PC while in Xbox (awkward)
Buy a USB to Ethernet adapter for your PC, so one can be connected to your Xbox 360 and the other to your modem (fairly cheap)
Get an Ethernet hub/router.

None of these are ideal but they're better than nothing.

Oli

EDIT: This is just a shot in the dark but why not try http://www.driverfiles.net/download.php?ID=30479 or possibley try running the Vista drivers, if that doesn't work try compatability mode of the Vista Drivers (http://broadband.motorola.com/consum...HQL_Driver.exe)

Because this product is discontinued there will probably not be any new drivers released for it.
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04 Apr 2010   #3
Kirill

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for reply.
I think I tried these vista drivers before,and here what I got.

About that driver detective,is it free and safe?
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04 Apr 2010   #4
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Hi, after further research into driver detective, I don't think it will be of any use for this sort of problem (and as it turns out it isn't free, although I thought it was).

When you say you've tried the Vista drivers do you mean you've pointed Windows to the driver and it didn't like it or did you search Windows update and it couldn't find it? I'm sure you've done it correctly but just make sure after you click "Update Driver..." you click "Browse my computer for driver software" and then point it to where ever you unzipped the driver to.

I downloaded the drivers from Support and Downloads for Current and Discontinued products if that's is of any use.

Also the support number for setting this up is (US) 1-877-466-8646. It might be worth a quick phone call to see what they say about it.

I think the long and short of this is there isn't a way to get this modem working with Windows 7 x64 using USB.

As I posted previously, probably the easiest way forward would be to buy an ethernet hub, I think you can get one for $10 off of Amazon and that would pretty much future proof your modem for any new devices or Operating Systems that you don't yet own.

I'm sorry I can't be of more help.

Oli
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05 Apr 2010   #5
Kirill

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Hi, after further research into driver detective, I don't think it will be of any use for this sort of problem (and as it turns out it isn't free, although I thought it was).

When you say you've tried the Vista drivers do you mean you've pointed Windows to the driver and it didn't like it or did you search Windows update and it couldn't find it? I'm sure you've done it correctly but just make sure after you click "Update Driver..." you click "Browse my computer for driver software" and then point it to where ever you unzipped the driver to.

I downloaded the drivers from Support and Downloads for Current and Discontinued products if that's is of any use.

Also the support number for setting this up is (US) 1-877-466-8646. It might be worth a quick phone call to see what they say about it.

I think the long and short of this is there isn't a way to get this modem working with Windows 7 x64 using USB.

As I posted previously, probably the easiest way forward would be to buy an ethernet hub, I think you can get one for $10 off of Amazon and that would pretty much future proof your modem for any new devices or Operating Systems that you don't yet own.

I'm sorry I can't be of more help.

Oli
Yep,I did that
I also tried to download every single possible driver for the modem from that site,and still no luck ..
Thanks for the support,I think I will buy a router soon .
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05 Apr 2010   #6
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi Kirill, download the vista 64bit driver version and run it in compatibility mode Compatibility Mode
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05 Apr 2010   #7
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Have you fixed it yet?
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06 Apr 2010   #8
Kirill

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I am not sure how to run it in compatibility mode..
Its only a basic unzipper,not a program that I need to install or something ..
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06 Apr 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

See the link Kathryn posted above: Compatibility Mode
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06 Apr 2010   #10
Kirill

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
See the link Kathryn posted above: Compatibility Mode
Saw it,nothing helpful.
Quote:
Manually Set Compatibility Mode
Right click on the program's shortcut, .exe file, or installation program.
To Run a Program in Compatibility Mode -
To Change the Settings for a Program -
To Change the Privilege Level of a Program
To Change All of These Settings Above for All Users -

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirill View Post
I am not sure how to run it in compatibility mode..
Its only a basic unzipper,not a program that I need to install or something ..
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