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Windows 7: Cannot connect wirelessly to internet by USB adapter

13 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Cannot connect wirelessly to internet by USB adapter

Hi all,

I got a problem with my newly installed win 7 64 bit.

When I tried to connect it wirelessly to the internet (using the wireless USB adapter --> Zonet ZEW2546), it cannot detect any single network available, even though the router is just one floor below the PC.

But, when I tried to plug the USB adapter to the other PC, which runs on Win XP, on the same floor as mine, the adapter works perfectly, and I could surf the web from the Win XP.

What do you think the problem is? Hardware or driver?

Btw, I have specifically looked for the newest driver for the USB adapter (which also supports win 7 64-bit) and installed it to the new system, but still to of no avail.

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13 Dec 2009   #2

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello and welcome to the forums.

Have you tried running the dongle with no drivers?

The Windows driver should kick in.

See how that goes.
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14 Dec 2009   #3

win 7
 
 

its a driver problem please contact service provider or copy xp driver all files to win 7..try this......
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19 Jan 2010   #4

win 7 64 bit
 
 

has anyone ever sloved this issue? i am in the same boat after moving from XP to 64bit Windows 7. Windows 7 does not even recognize the ZEW2546 as nothing shows up in the device manager. it makes a strange tone when i insert the device in the usb port different from the tone it makes when i insert something that it recognizes like a flash drive. the device is supposed to be Windows 7 compliant and there is a 64 bit Windows 7 driver in the software but when i run the setup, i get the message Sorry! We do not support this operation system !!". when i plug it back into an XP machine it works perfectly. i have emailed the vendor but have not received a response yet.
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20 Jan 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

okay markgil..

I have solved this prob, and the way I did it is that, I first connected my PC to the internet through ethernet (wired one), and then I plug the zonet USB dongle in.

Win 7 will automatically look for driver and installed it by itself, and
ta-da.. the zonet works.

P.S: do not install the driver by itself (download from zonet website), as it will not work. I have tried this.
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20 Jan 2010   #6

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jemping View Post
okay markgil..

I have solved this prob, and the way I did it is that, I first connected my PC to the internet through ethernet (wired one), and then I plug the zonet USB dongle in.

Win 7 will automatically look for driver and installed it by itself, and
ta-da.. the zonet works.

P.S: do not install the driver by itself (download from zonet website), as it will not work. I have tried this.
thanks for the reply jemping but i actually solved this last night in a different manner. i received an email from zonet that told me to manually install the driver. i did so but it still didnt work because it was an unsigned driver and Windows 7 would not recognize it even though it was loaded. a quick google search located a program which fixes unsigned drivers and after running it and rebooting was good to go. now if i could only get it to connect to my WRT54GL i would have internet access!
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24 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Theres a driver that works great for either 32bit or 64bit win 7:

goto this link:

REALTEK - Download driver for RTL8191SU

scroll down to bottom of page and click on the big "DOWNLOAD DRIVER" button.
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