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Windows 7: Windows 7 caused wireless USB adapter to stop working

20 Jul 2012   #1
cmmccook

64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 caused wireless USB adapter to stop working

Hi guys,

I just got a new Windows 7 computer today and spent the afternoon getting it set up. The first thing I did was to get it hooked up to the Internet. I purchased a TRENDnet usb wireless internet adapter model TEW-648UB. I fired it up by installing the utility and drivers by CD and it worked great for a few hours. I proceeded to download updates for the computer until the Internet suddenly stopped working. I couldnt even get the utility to open anymore. Here is what I've tried so far:

I have reinstalled the utility several times, same thing, can't open the utility after installing.

I have also uninstalled my Bitdefender antivirus and tried reinstalling and opening the utility, still didn't work.

I'm totally out of ideas other than doing a system restore and remove the updates until it works. But I would like to avoid removing updates if I can. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, I need to get this thing up and going!

Thanks in advance for any help!


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03 Aug 2013   #2
WebSerf

Win7 Home 64 bit
 
 
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I Realize that this is an old post, but the cause of this problem is one of the updates that was done after installing Windows 7. Although I'm not sure which update it is, I've had this happen on two computers after installing Win7 , Where the Wireless network card works just fine on Wi-Fi and then stopped after updates. Each time I rolled back the updates and The wireless adapter worked again after that.

In short, after installing a new version of Windows 7, you should only install a few updates at a time so you can isolate which update is causing the wireless network card to stop working. Unfortunately, I've been too lazy to isolate which one it was.
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03 Aug 2013   #3
odie147

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

(oops i posted in the wrong thing ignore this)
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