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Windows 7: Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter (Windows 7 RC1)


01 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter (Windows 7 RC1)

Guys,

I upgraded my windows 7 beta last night to the RC1 release. The only issue i am having is that now my wireless driver is not working correctly.

under the device manager the error is "Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)"

I am using a macbook pro with bootcamp on it, the initial beta public release of Windows 7 picked up the drivers fine. For some reason after upgrading i can get no wireless though. I have tried downloading vista drivers, and just about everything i can think of. I also downloaded the Bootcamp Vista 32 Update from mac, but it did not resolve the problem either.

any help would be much appreciated, Thanks

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01 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lvlaintown View Post
Guys,

I upgraded my windows 7 beta last night to the RC1 release. The only issue i am having is that now my wireless driver is not working correctly.

under the device manager the error is "Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)"

I am using a macbook pro with bootcamp on it, the initial beta public release of Windows 7 picked up the drivers fine. For some reason after upgrading i can get no wireless though. I have tried downloading vista drivers, and just about everything i can think of. I also downloaded the Bootcamp Vista 32 Update from mac, but it did not resolve the problem either.

any help would be much appreciated, Thanks
can you remove these drivers and restart ?

can you tell us which adapter is it?
which exact model broadcomm n adapter?
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01 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Driver Version: 4.176.75.12
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 1/5/2009

This is the same driver that worked for me in the beta, but now does not work in the RC1

I have tried uninstalling the driver and rebooting, but will try again for the hell of it
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01 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

yeah, just tried uninstalling the drivers and rebooting, didnt work.....
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01 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lvlaintown View Post
Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Driver Version: 4.176.75.12
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 1/5/2009

This is the same driver that worked for me in the beta, but now does not work in the RC1

I have tried uninstalling the driver and rebooting, but will try again for the hell of it
You need to say exactly what model you have eg. Netlink 4401
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01 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Thats all the info i get in the device manager
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02 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lvlaintown View Post
Thats all the info i get in the device manager
Then go here;
Broadcom Corporation - Download Drivers and try downloading and installing the Vista drivers, one at a time until you find one that works
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02 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lvlaintown View Post
Thats all the info i get in the device manager
can you show us the hardware id?
while i have the a Broadcom N...
mine is a BCM 4322 a/b/g/n which is the one used in the macbook...
while im not sure if it is we can be sure that it is by show us the hardware id...
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02 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 7100 RC1
 
 

Same problem here..mine use broadcom 802.11n with hardware id 4328, now still using default driver wifi preinstalled. If update mostly got error ( report says.. not connected with trouble shooting problem)
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02 May 2009   #10

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

how do i find the hardware id?
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