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Windows 7: Netgear wn311b install

08 Nov 2009   #11
awilsonlee

 
 

Tried that, still the same. I just borrowed an Edimax card from a friend, that works ok, although it's down on speed.

I guess I had better wait until Netgear,s R&D come up with some 7 compatible software. Until then I will just have to use an old 802.11 g usb adaptor that I found in the bottom of a drawer, that works ok, ish.
It's just very frustrating, I have this pathological hatred of things that don't work properly. Especially things I have spent hard earned cash on!!

Again, thanks a lot for your help.

Andy.


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08 Nov 2009   #12
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awilsonlee View Post
Tried that, still the same. I just borrowed an Edimax card from a friend, that works ok, although it's down on speed.

I guess I had better wait until Netgear,s R&D come up with some 7 compatible software. Until then I will just have to use an old 802.11 g usb adaptor that I found in the bottom of a drawer, that works ok, ish.
It's just very frustrating, I have this pathological hatred of things that don't work properly. Especially things I have spent hard earned cash on!!

Again, thanks a lot for your help.

Andy.
Netgear WG311T works just fine with Windows 7 x64. The drivers that come with it are not compatible so need to download new drivers from Netgear (version 5_0 is the only windows 7 compatiable version of the driver according to their site (in properties of file download/details: File version 12.0.0.49974).
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10 Nov 2009   #13
awilsonlee

 
 

Yes maybe I should try a different adaptor, send the other one off to the great Ebay in the sky. But I hate giving up!
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22 Dec 2009   #14
HDCrowther

Windows 7
 
 
Minor Netgear WN311B problems

I had a NETGEAR WN311B installed when I bought a new Compaq Windows7
desktop. Generally it works well, but occasionally the Netgear 'Smart Wizard'
disappears & the wireless connection becomes unstable. I have understood
that the WN311B is running with standard wireless-N drivers, that the
Netgear accessory is not exactly necessary, and my experience bears this
out, although the 'Network Adapter not inserted' message is definitely
disconcerting, while the network continues to function. Netgear stated
that the WN311B was 'Windows7 ready', and so it seems to be, sort of.
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23 Dec 2009   #15
awilsonlee

 
 
Result from Netgear.

Thanks for that. That's more or less what Netgear kept telling me. However as I was working away the other day, the phone rings, and it's a very nice guy from thier support department. With a "quick courtesy call" to inform me that they are aware of a problem with the Windows generic drivers and that there will be a dedicated Windows 7 software update to download by the end of the month (December).

It remains to be seen whether it will happen or not, but I was suitably impressed by the call.

Keep checking thier support site for it to arrive, and maybe it will sort out your niggles as well.Click this link,it will take you straight there. Answer.

Andy
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05 Feb 2010   #16
Victorawrr

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Updates?

Is there any updates on this thread?
When I click the NETGEAR icon on the deskop it gives me the message "NETGEAR adapter not inserted". This is really frustrating! I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. And I know really well that the card is inserted.
Installed all the latest Windows Updates, and 6.1 update from netgears site.
Please help!
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06 Feb 2010   #17
awilsonlee

 
 
Still Waiting

Hi. The only updates that I am aware of are still to arrive from Netgear. There is allegedly a Windows 7 upgrade in the pipeline. It was supposed to be ready by the end of December. Still waiting!

Answer

Keep checking this link.

Andy.
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17 Feb 2010   #18
duncanidahoe

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Netgear WN311B Windows 7 Solution

Go to this thread I've gotten it working perfectly now. Netgear WN311B
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18 Feb 2010   #19
awilsonlee

 
 

Well done that man.
I meant to post this a few days ago,but I forgot.
I found a way round the problem as well. If you can find Broadcom Driver ver no 4.170.25.19 dated 25/10/2007 cnet or softpedia both have it.Install it ignore all windows attempts to get you to upgrade it. No need for the Netgear utility, works a treat. Straight up to 250Mbps.
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01 Apr 2010   #20
garywr1ght

windows 7
 
 
HMMMM

I found the broadcom driver 4.170.25.19. downloaded it. Opened the file and clicked set up. After that i then unplugged my yellow cable which was keeping me online and disconnected straight away.Done the obvious things like turn router off and on. Uninstalled netgear program too. I'm a noob and wondered if thats all i had to do because it doesnt work . Netgear even recomended this adapter to me on my win7 64bit pc.how could they lol. I need instructions spelt out plain and simple lol. Helpppppppppp!!
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