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Windows 7: Belkin F5D8053 N Wireless USB Adapter Problem

23 Jan 2010   #11

windows 7 pro x64


It works now, thank you for finding that extended explanation on how to get it installed!

So happy to have found this solution of yours!
So happy I registered just to be able to say thanks!

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23 Jan 2010   #12

windows 7 pro x64

forgot to say I run windows 7 x64 pro...
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05 Feb 2010   #13

windows 7 64
Corrupted downloads

Just put together a new computer. Internet worked - everything seemed fine - then I noticed all of my downloads were corrupt. I reinstalled the system checked ram / hdd / firewall/ all windows settings. Did a couple of wireless adapter tests - seemed fine, but still had corrupted downloads.

I stumbled over this thread and out of pure frustration installed the ralink drivers as explained above. And voila - working like a charm!

Thanks so much!

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19 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Busker991 View Post
I just upgraded a computer with a fresh install of windows 7. Everything went pretty smooth. got all the hardware and peripherals working NP, untill it came to the Belkin F5D8053 n.
Win7 didnt recognize it straight off, so downloaded the latest Vista drivers from belkin website as there was no win7 support . After about 3 attempts i got it working by doing the install with troubleshoot compatibility and setting it Vista SP2. Was working ok all night even after a few reboots. Then got up the next day and booted up, and it just seemed to have died for no reason. I've been trying for 2 days to get it working again since, and i'm out of ideas.
I've tried re installing the drivers in various different ways, using all the different OS compat settings for XP and Vista. tried older drivers, even tried generic ones, and the ones that win7 installs automatically, tried different USB ports, Tried doing a System Restore to the point when it worked. After searching through forums i found a guy who said he got it working by installing a particular Ralink driver, tried that no luck. The little blue LED comes on when you boot up and win7 tries to connect with the wireless, then the light goes off straight away and the wireless icon in the tasktray turns into the network symbol with a red cross on it and says there's no network present. The driver appears to be installed ok if you look in devices. I not long discovered If you go to the adapter settings on the left in Network and Sharing window, it shows up there but its greyed out and says it's disabled. if you enable it, it tries for about 2 seconds then does nothing and stays grey. Tried Letting windows troubleshoot it from there but ends up saying there's a problem with the driver and it cant fix it.
Sorry for the 5 page essay lol but it's just frustrating because i actually had it working at one point so i know its possible. Worked fine with previous install of XP. Only thing i havnt tried is to format and fresh install again. dont wanna do that unless i have to.
If anybody has any idea's i'd be gratefull, otherwise might as well thow it in the bin and attempt to buy an alternative that works.


I found a resolution for myself somewhere on different site

Basically I've uninstalled the anti virus protection, and restarted computer, installed the USB wireless Adapter and Installed the Anti virus and all works perfect.

Hope this helps you and good luck
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06 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 32bit
An alternative problem / solution

Thanks all for your contributions to this thread, like many I have just spent the best part of a day battling with this troublesome piece of hardware. I tried the solution mentioned on this thread but to no avail.

My problem I suspect is slightly different as in I could not get the overpriced Belkin F5D8053 N to detect any networks at all.

I stumbled upon these threads
Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter. - Microsoft Windows 7 Community Forums - Win7 Heads

same protocol stack to wireless adapter binding failures on multiple Windows 7 64 bit systems and multiple USB wireless adapters

The problem for me was Zone Alarm (grrrr), others have had same problem with Kaspersky (I suspect other virus defence / firewalls will have similar problems).

I uninstaled Zone Alarm and the wireless networks appeared and everything started working instantly. Good times!
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14 Apr 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Lazy or Lacking in knowledge BELKIN

Thank you Busker991 you have saved me many hours. I am 66 years old and disabled. I bought a Belkin F5D8053 v3 dongle and was told it was broken. So I belived the person and bought another Belkin F5D8053 v6. This did not work either. I spoke to PC World they said sorry speak to Belkin I did they said we are here 24/7 but took one week to answer. Download the drivers they said I did still did not work. I followed your instructions to the letter and guess what my dongle connected and I can use the web without cables again. I went back to Belkin for 24/7 help all I get is the chip on the v6 is not Ralink and did not say which chip. It is a Realtek (RTL8188SU). So Belkin said download the v6 drivers. Still don't work and with v3 I can only connect at 54Mbs not upto 300 as advertised on the v6(I might get 100 if it would connect) So my question is can you write similar instructions for Belkin F5D8053 v6 PLEASE? I have downloaded the MAC software as their Forum suggested that it might work. I can't make it work. I told the SENIOR Belkin person that I should not have to ask Forum members for help but not even a thank you for your help from him. I would throw the 3 Belkin USB dongles in to the Land Fill but for the cost from my Pension. Better a slow connection than none. I thank you again and all the members for the help. Best wishes from UGGY That looks more like me!!
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15 Apr 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit


Just wanted to give my solution. The recent driver did not work for me. I tested some of the older ones and finally on the v3 driver i got my Belkin to work!
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12 Jan 2012   #18

Windows XP Home 32bit & Windows 7 Professional 64bit
XP users

Hi, I was having major problems trying EVERYTHING to get this belkin stick to work on my XP machine, and was led to this forum. While the XP installer meant I couldn't follow the steps above exactly, I modified the Ralink drivers to let XP install them for this Belkin stick. Works fine for me, I hope it helps any other hapless xp users suffering with this adapter- README included.

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