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Windows 7: RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card will not enable.

04 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card will not enable.

Have been trying to install a high gain USB wireless long range wireless network adapter to my laptop. Initially tried a Alfa AWUS036h, software installed ok, but it never detected any networks and in Network Connections it was showing disabled. Any attempt to enable started well, showed enabling but the icon stayed at disabled. I presumed it was a problem with the device so returned it on Amazon and purchased a RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card but it has the same issue. Tried the device on a XP laptop and installed and operated brilliantly. Both devices stated on the packaging that they were Windows 7 compatible. Have checked that I have the latest driver from the manufacturer. Any suggestions???

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05 Oct 2011   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Welcome to SF,


Disable any Security or Firewall Software for now.

Uninstall/reinstall the drivers from Safe Mode.

Verify that all your Network Services are Started from Control Panel.
Click on start and type services.msc press enter.
• COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
• Computer Browser
• DHCP Client
• DNS Client
• Network Connections
• Network Location Awareness
• Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
• Server
• TCP/IP Netbios helper
• WLAN AutoConfig
• Workstation
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06 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Brilliant thanks,

Reinstalling from Safe Mode with Comodo disabled worked first go.
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06 Oct 2011   #4
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

That's really great to hear.

You're Welcome.
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