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Windows 7: Belkin Network


16 Apr 2010   #11

W7 home premium 32bit
 
 
im running 2 1 on seven 1on xp pro

Windows 7 only likes the drivers not the gui for the belkin usb n+? (8055).
the set up on xp use thier cd to set up the device its pretty good actually,remove previous set up, run cd set up for drivers AND gui goto profile input your ssid (given 2 u by your isp provider) set your type wpa/psk etc input your security code, acces point connection and away u go NB TURN OFF WZC. this will give u 2 status icons on the right hand side of your taskbar 1 belkin 1 xp.

as 4 Windows 7 it only takes the drivers gui incompatible so when you put the cd in select only drivers or go to belkins website its awkward but you eventually get to drivers via device/model/version

lol
not sure but Windows 7 only talks to Windows 7

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16 Apr 2010   #12

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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16 Apr 2010   #13

W7 home premium 32bit
 
 

look at post by dough54321 3 below yours
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16 Apr 2010   #14

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
First of all uninstall all wireless drivers and then reinstall the latest versions.

Second, go into Device Manager and make sure there are no conflicts and everything is enabled.

Third, reset your router and go into the configuration utility to set it up.

Fourth, read and follow a tutorial on how to create and manage a workgroup not a homegroup.
I don't want you to think that I don't appreciate your suggestions, because I do. However, this is like a form letter addressing any number of possibilities, rather than something focusing on mine. There is no driver download for the router, only one for firmware, which I'm reluctant to mess with, unless it becomes necessary. There is a driver download for the adapter, but it is not dated, therefore I don't know that it is more current than what I have.

There are no conflicts and everything is enabled in the DM (now). As far as resetting the router, if I understand, that simply puts things back to default settings, eliminating what I have already configured. Since I'm not aware of a problem with my settings, I shall postphone resetting the router until I am.

Your last suggestion is the most ambiguous, because you don't link a tutorial, and if I went searching for one, I wouldn't know if it were right or not, or would cause further problems with my hardware.

I shall keep your suggestions in mind though, perhaps I shall need them as I go along.
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16 Apr 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I just fired off an email to Belkin Support, but from past experience, I'm not optimistic that it will help. I always get annoyed that like most support forms, their's is rigidly structured in a manner that doesn't fully take in the scope of the question. I can only hope that what I wrote will be sufficient to fill in the gaps.
I am interested in how they respond.

I have a 2-Wire Gateway supplied by my ISP, Century Link. It is a modem/router combo and is easy to set up. If I need support, Centruy Link supplies phone support 24/7 - and in the US no less. I have had to have help once on the router and turned out that lightning fried mine. I had a new router the next day and Century Link set it up and made sure it was working before the tech left.
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16 Apr 2010   #16

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neo101 View Post
Thanks, but that appears to only outline what I have already tried to do.
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16 Apr 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Notsograymatter is correct on step 3. Win 7's homegroup is designed for computers all running Win 7. You can make homegroup accept an XP computer; but you have to jump through some hoops. To create a group of computers using different OS's, use workgroup. You will save yourself some frustration. Chev put me on the right path to getting the XP machine working on my homegroup.
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16 Apr 2010   #18

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
look at post by dough54321 3 below yours
I scroll up, I scroll down, but don't find any dough. What are you referring to?
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16 Apr 2010   #19

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Notsograymatter is correct on step 3. Win 7's homegroup is designed for computers all running Win 7. You can make homegroup accept an XP computer; but you have to jump through some hoops. To create a group of computers using different OS's, use workgroup. You will save yourself some frustration. Chev put me on the right path to getting the XP machine working on my homegroup.
Is workgroup different than having "work" as the type of network? I'm not sure about the primary, since it has been a while since I set it up, but I do recall something in the original setup for the adapter (I think), asking for a workgroup, and I left it at the default (mshome). However, when I just reinstalled the software for the adapter a bit earlier, I didn't see anything like this.
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16 Apr 2010   #20

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I just fired off an email to Belkin Support, but from past experience, I'm not optimistic that it will help. I always get annoyed that like most support forms, their's is rigidly structured in a manner that doesn't fully take in the scope of the question. I can only hope that what I wrote will be sufficient to fill in the gaps.
I am interested in how they respond.

I have a 2-Wire Gateway supplied by my ISP, Century Link. It is a modem/router combo and is easy to set up. If I need support, Centruy Link supplies phone support 24/7 - and in the US no less. I have had to have help once on the router and turned out that lightning fried mine. I had a new router the next day and Century Link set it up and made sure it was working before the tech left.
Maybe I should have called them, rather than emailing, but since things seem to sink in slowly, I like having things in black and white, so that I can mull them over. If they take too long to respond, or are too ambiguous, I may call them anyway, because if there is a problem with the adapter or router, I have a limited time to find out, without being forced to RMA via Belkin. If they are like most manufacturers, they would just send me a repaired unit to replace my new one.

EDIT: Belkin does list an 800 number for support, but doesn't say anything about hours of operation.
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