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Windows 7: Wireless USB adapter not working

16 Feb 2010   #1

Wireless USB adapter not working

Hi everyone,

I recently bought this adapter. Plugged the item into my desktop computer (specs: gigabyte p55m-ud2, Radeon 4890, Windows 7 32-bit) and it would automatically install the drivers, BUT that's all it would do. Then several minutes later it shoots me a popup saying:

"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. Asus 902.11n Network Adapter. This operation returned because the timeout period expired."

Well apparently even after saying there was an error, the driver installed anyways (or so I think) because when I check in network places the device showed up. BUT it says disabled. So I try and enable it. It goes from enabling... to enabled. BUT the device still shows up as disabled. I checked device manager, updated to latest driver, uninstalled driver, reinstalled. I even did a fresh install of Windows 7 and it still gave me the "timeout error". I might also add that whenever I plug in the adapter, everything is much slower. Shutdown hangs, startup hangs, opening programs hangs, etc. I had windows troubleshooter check and it gave me the following response:

"There might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless Network Connection adapter"

I looked this up on google and found no help.

Then I tried it on my laptop (Gateway P-6860fx) , and when I inserted the adapter, WOW it worked, everything was working fine., internet goes But I don't understand why it won't work on my desktop. The only reason I would think is the possible culprit is maybe....MAYBE driver or hardware conflicts. I'm not sure. Any input would be nice.

Also, I've heard about the kaspersky filter, but I don't have kaspersky on my computer and I've looked through the forum with no luck. Any input will be much appreciated. Thanks in advanced!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

It looks like a USB port issue. Have you tried different ports? sounds trivial and i don't expect it to be a fix.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2010   #3


Yes, I've tried alll the ports with the same results. Thanks for the suggestion though. Anything will help
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