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Windows 7: Cannot Enable Wireless Adapter


02 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Cannot Enable Wireless Adapter

THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED AS I GOT A NEW ADAPTER


Hello everyone .

First thing.
I have integrated LAN in my PC which I dont use so I disabled it in BIOS.
Than I installed the driver for my Belkin F5D7050.
I go into the Adapter Settings and than it comes up with my adapter disabled so I click on Enable and than the box pops up and says Enabling than Enabled but still its Disabled as its gray. Sometimes the box freezes when Enabling. And yes I have clicked Refresh after I tried to enable.

Anyone got clues, there was no problems when I was connecting with Vista.

Thanks Guys


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02 Oct 2009   #2

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Hello Sagotua and welcome to the SevenForums. You might want to check this thread out.

Kari
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03 Oct 2009   #3

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Thanks Kari, However that posts is totally different to my problem, I cannot enable the wireless adapter and I cannot connect to internet if the wireless adapter is disabled.
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03 Oct 2009   #4

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In my opinion it is not a totally different problem. Search this forum for Belkin and you find that Belkin Wireless Adapter, both USB and card, have some known compatibility issues with Windows 7.

I'm sometimes using a Belkin Wireless USB adapter that has about the same chipset and drivers than your adapter. It don't work at all with Belkin drivers.

KAri
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05 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

dont quite get it, so my USB adapter wont work with original Belkin drivers ?

Does your USB adapter work ? If yes what drivers do you use.

Thanks
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05 Oct 2009   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sagotua View Post
dont quite get it, so my USB adapter wont work with original Belkin drivers ?

Does your USB adapter work ? If yes what drivers do you use.

Thanks
Like I tried to tell you, Belkin USB adapters have known issues with Windows 7.

Try this, as told on the thread I told you earlier:
  • disconnect Belkin USB
  • uninstall all Belkin drivers using Device Manager
  • uninstall Belkin software using Control Panel > Programs and Features
  • reboot your computer
  • reconnect Belkin USB
  • let Windows install the drivers
The attached picture shows which driver I have after doing precisely as described above. The adapter works perfectly. Please don't feel confused, Belkin adapters are equipped with Marvell Yukon chipsets.

A colleague of mine also told, that a Belkin driver 3xxx from this site should work even with series 4xxx and 5xxx adapters. I have not tried it, so I can not confirm.

Kari

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06 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, but everytime i plug it into USB it just comes up with "windows could not install the hardware software " and when I go on choose manually and than click Network Adapters than Marvell it comes up with some random PCI adapters.


Dont know what to do now
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06 Oct 2009   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
A colleague of mine also told, that a Belkin driver 3xxx from this site should work even with series 4xxx and 5xxx adapters. I have not tried it, so I can not confirm.
Did you try that? Or maybe this could be something for you?

Kari
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06 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Kari you are a Leg End lol
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29 Dec 2009   #10

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Just an FYI, I had my belkin running ok by initially running the setup.exe in "troubleshoot compatiblity mode" and choosing vista as stated above. I decided to play around with it and removed and but could not get it working again. It would install but I was not able to "enable" the adapter. After reading through these forums I uninstalled everything, rebooted and plugged in the adapter. Windows could not find the proper drivers. I then went to detect it manually and I selected "linksys/cisco usb adapter from the list because belkin was not listed. Installed those drivers and its working absolutely perfect.

Thanks all for the posts!
-Ron
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