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Windows 7: Belkin F5D9050 Driver Issues


17 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephenishere View Post
do you know what version your device is? This whole situation is kind of irritating, I didn't know belkin had such terrible drive support ; /


If i were you i would try to do a full windows update, and try a possibly differnt Ralink driver. Mine has worked without a hitch for over a month now, I get emails from when people post here. So i'll respond pretty quickly if you have any more questions.
The main thing is what version your device is, if possible can you list out what the sticker says on your device, i might be able to help you some more from there.
It's Ver. 4000. I'm thinking it may be a problem with Windows 7 since it would be recognized at times. For some reason, the system ignores the working drivers and reverts back to identifying it as "unknown." Check out the screenshots attached, they're taken minutes apart.



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03 Dec 2009   #12

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

am having the same problem , with f5d9050 version 3000 , cant find any drivers , i'll check the link provided by Stephenishere , if this doesnt work am switching back to 32bit , why doesnt belkin update their drivers faster !

** i tried the link and when i try to launch the ralink utility it says no card available and when i install the driver nothing happens :S
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04 Dec 2009   #13

Windows 7
 
 

Sold the adapter, will be staying away from Belkin products from now on.
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04 Dec 2009   #14

Vista64 and Windows 7RC
 
 

I have this Belkin wireless adapter, F5D9050 Version 3002, which I successfully used with the Windows 7 release candidate with a driver I downloaded from Ralink. When I decided to install the retail release of Windows 7 Pro, that same driver failed to work. When I say failed, I mean as in running the driver installation file and the adapter being udpated and ready to use. Now, here is the file I currently have, but unfortunately I do not remember if this was the same or a more recent driver I obtained from Ralink:

IS_AP_STA_RT7x_D-1.3.5.0_VA-3.1.7.0_W7-4.0.3.0_RU-3.1.2.0_AU-3.0.3.0_082409_1.5.4.0_Free.exe

From that long name, I assume this means it is version 3.1.7.0 for Windows 7. I may have found, downloaded, and installed this driver when I first discovered the retail Windows 7 release wasn't working with the adapter. Regardless of that, the installer still didn't work, yet I took the same sort of approach as described by Stephenishere in post #6. That is, from Device Manager, I opened the properties for the invalid device and updated the driver by navigating to the list of manufacturers for Network Adapters, choosing Belkin, and - I'm pretty certain - the Belkin Wireless G USB Adapater. Windows 7 detected the driver that way and my adapter worked fine. However, in a subsequent Windows Update, a different driver was automatically found and updated. The device identification in Device Manager is now "Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter", and it appears the driver may actually be older than what I was using, judging from a version number of 3.1.2.0 dated 11/12/2007. The adapter works like a champ for me, although sometimes it is lost upon connecting another USB device, which seems to be some sort of USB limitation on my system. When that occurs, I simply unplug/replug the adapter from its stand, and it gets reconnected and restored with all functionality.
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04 Dec 2009   #15

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ambress View Post
I have this Belkin wireless adapter, F5D9050 Version 3002, which I successfully used with the Windows 7 release candidate with a driver I downloaded from Ralink. When I decided to install the retail release of Windows 7 Pro, that same driver failed to work. When I say failed, I mean as in running the driver installation file and the adapter being udpated and ready to use. Now, here is the file I currently have, but unfortunately I do not remember if this was the same or a more recent driver I obtained from Ralink:

IS_AP_STA_RT7x_D-1.3.5.0_VA-3.1.7.0_W7-4.0.3.0_RU-3.1.2.0_AU-3.0.3.0_082409_1.5.4.0_Free.exe

From that long name, I assume this means it is version 3.1.7.0 for Windows 7. I may have found, downloaded, and installed this driver when I first discovered the retail Windows 7 release wasn't working with the adapter. Regardless of that, the installer still didn't work, yet I took the same sort of approach as described by Stephenishere in post #6. That is, from Device Manager, I opened the properties for the invalid device and updated the driver by navigating to the list of manufacturers for Network Adapters, choosing Belkin, and - I'm pretty certain - the Belkin Wireless G USB Adapater. Windows 7 detected the driver that way and my adapter worked fine. However, in a subsequent Windows Update, a different driver was automatically found and updated. The device identification in Device Manager is now "Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter", and it appears the driver may actually be older than what I was using, judging from a version number of 3.1.2.0 dated 11/12/2007. The adapter works like a champ for me, although sometimes it is lost upon connecting another USB device, which seems to be some sort of USB limitation on my system. When that occurs, I simply unplug/replug the adapter from its stand, and it gets reconnected and restored with all functionality.
I've done everything you have and I was still having the problem I described. I think it may be a problem with my XPS 8000 rather than the adapter. The sad thing is that my XPS is barely 2 weeks old!
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11 May 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Thanks

Thank you! Now my Belkin F5D9050 is working with my Windows 7 64-bit..Thanks a lot!
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15 Oct 2013   #17

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Stephenishere, I also signed up just to say thank you!!! for posting the solution. I followed your instructions and it is now working!
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24 Jun 2014   #18

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you also bojackson63044 and Stephenishere. Mine is the F5D9050C version 4. The info was invaluable.
Stephenishere's step by steps were spot on. I'm new to Windows 7 and the internet is up and running.... will it be spotty?? maybe, but for now I can finish setting up all my basics. Thank you!!! Thank you!!!
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