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Windows 7: Trendnet TU2-ET100 installing without CD

16 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Trendnet TU2-ET100 installing without CD


I have an Acer Aspire S3 laptop with no ethernet port and no CD drive, but the room I have just moved into has no wireless connection, only a broadband cable. I have been looking for an adapter so that I can connect the cable to the USB port and get to the internet through that, but it seems lots of them aren't compatible with Windows 7 (64 bit). This one TRENDnet | Products | USB 1.0 / 1.1 / 2.0 Devices | TU2-ET100 from Trendnet claims to be, but it looks like the driver is installed from a CD... which is no good for me because I have no CD drive! The drivers can be downloaded from the trendnet website, is this all I need to install the device? I really don't want to waste any more money or time!

Any advice or experiences very welcome, thanks.

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16 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Hello brachiosaurus. Welcome to the forum.

Yes, the downloaded driver is the same (sometimes better) than the one on the CD. I always install the driver from download if available.
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16 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Typically driver CDs are good for only two things. Either a drink coaster or a frisbee. Very often, by the time you purchase that hardware and take it home, there are newer drivers available. I always go to the website first, even if something I buy comes with a CD. You should be able to download them when you have a connection, and then install them to make your wired port functional.
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17 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 64bit

Great, thanks for the replies! Have got my fingers crossed for no further complications.
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