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Windows 7: Upgrade to Netgear WG111V3 Win 7


27 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Upgrade to Netgear WG111V3 Win 7

Hello~!

First post here I've seen two other threads relating to this problem on here but only 1 with any replies really.

Today I bought a WG111V3 adapter to install on my Windows 7 Desktop computer and uninstalled Version 2 of the same adapter. It installs fine and Windows recognises the hardware in Device Manager with no problems.

However it is unable to find our home network or even ones from neighbours. Installing Version 2 has the same problems even though it was working fine a couple of hours ago on the same machine.

The annoying part is that both adapters will work on the other desktops and laptops in the house running XP and Vista.

Thank you in advance!

J

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27 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

These drivers are supposed to work with Windows 7. The v2 is very problematic with Windows 7, I'm not so sure about the v3.

It should help when you set up the connection to use the manual wireless set up and designate the settings that are on your router for your wireless.

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27 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yep, these are the ones I have and they install fine its just that it won't pick up the network at all with this adapter and won't even work now when I re install Version 2 of WG111
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27 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 8.1
 
 

Okay is your router broadcasting and could you ever pick up the Neighbours before?
secondly have you tried uninstalling, removing and then rebooting, injecting, installing?
thirdly have you tried checking for Vista 64 bit driver as you may have downloaded the 32 bit by accident...

Get Back to us matey.
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27 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Like I mentioned before, you need to take a look at your routers wireless setting then designate those settings when you set up the wireless connection for this adaptor. The SSID the type of encryption "preferribly WPA2 with AES encryption, and the type of 802.11 frequency choose "G" for this adaptor.

It also is supposed to install better if you go into the device manager and update the driver from there or try letting Windows 7 install it's own drivers after delating the Netgear ones. Updating your router is another option you might want to pursue. Also get rid of that Netgear software as it mostly seems to cause problems.
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27 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The router is broadcasting as everyone else is able to connect without any problems. Could pick up a weak signal before from next door but now the Netgear "Smart Wizard" just lets me pick the first available network (Which is non as it can't find any)

Not sure why I'd need Vista 64 bit drivers when I have Windows 7 64 bit although I could be being dim _
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27 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 8.1
 
 

The reason for the vista Drivers is that Vista and win 7 run the same engines, win 7 is vista 'Remade with a bit of polish' so the drivers for vista are compatible, its the same for most drivers that they work this way...

and the weak signal sounds like windows is "limiting" the broadcast pickup. try the Vista 64 Drivers


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As an Afterthough try enabling the Windows WLAN Auto Config in the services and let Windows Look for it without the "Smart Wizard" Controlling it
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27 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you will give it a shot

Edit: I realise this is a bit drastic but if this doesn't work I've been wanting to format it for a while anyway so would give that a go (_) just wondering if I'll be able to use the same license key again on the same machine its an upgrade disk (If this makes any difference was an upgrae from Vista X64) I've got an OEM edition of Vista I could use if need be but would rather not.
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27 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Froggy88 View Post
Thank you will give it a shot

Edit: I realise this is a bit drastic but if this doesn't work I've been wanting to format it for a while anyway so would give that a go (_) just wondering if I'll be able to use the same license key again on the same machine its an upgrade disk (If this makes any difference was an upgrae from Vista X64) I've got an OEM edition of Vista I could use if need be but would rather not.


Upgrades can be problematic although most of the problems I've seen with Vista upgrades can be solved by resetting winsock or the TCP/IP stack.

This batch files will reset TCP/IP reset winsock and release/renew your IP.
Download Renew IP + Reset Winsock Batch File
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27 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 8.1
 
 

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