Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Wi-fi USB adapter driver download problem

02 Dec 2016   #1
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Wi-fi USB adapter driver download problem

I had to make a clean reinstall (factory setting) of my desktop Acer Aspire 3400. I used a USB wlan adapter. Unfortunately, I no longer have the paper with the USB adapterīs makers name or type number etc. All thats printed on the miniscule usb is 802.11n.

Not knowing ( Iīve forgotten it, it was very long time ago I installed it) the maker or type number, I cannot download the driver. Is there any way I can find out the name of the maker and type? Or do I just have to throw the USB adapter away and buy a new one?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Dec 2016   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi plug in the adapter and go to device manager and find the device and post the hardware Id's for it then we will be able to find right driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2016   #3
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi oscer 1. Whatever I do, I canīt get the hardware unit (802.11n USB wlan) adapterīs ID. Everywhere it says type unknown, producer unknown. Or do I do something wrong? The only information I can get under "problem units", where it says: 802.11n WLAND Adapter and the PNP unit ID :USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8176\OOED...... ,but I doubt it is of any help.

Iīve checked the USB Lan prices in my electronics shop and they are exorbitant. on Ebay I can get a USB adapter, but itīs from Hong Kong with 2 - 6 weeks delivery time and I doubt my wife will have the patience with me using her PC for such a long time, so I hope a solution can be found.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Dec 2016   #4
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Problem solved, just our of curiosity I "yahooed" the PNP unit number and surpise - got the producerīs name and product type - Realtek RTL 8188.CU. However, finding the download took about 3 hours with plenty of yahoong and googling, Realtekīs download page is useless for downloading not current software. Anyway, I eventually managed to find adownload and at long last the USB adapter is working again. Thanks you oscer1 for directing me to the right path!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2016   #5
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Glad you got it workig good job
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Wi-fi USB adapter driver download problem




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Problem with the driver for Wireless Adapter
My problem is 2fold: 1. I recently moved to a new city. Prior to moving my desktop wireless nic(Realtek 8190 802.11N) was operating flawlessly in the N spectrum. I unplugged the PC, boxed it, shipped it to new address, unboxed it, plugged it in(once the new cable/internet connection was installed...
Network & Sharing
Problem with network adapter driver.
Hello everyone, okay? I'm new here on the forum, so I'll introduce you. I'm 14, I live in Belo Horizonte, play dota for some time, and also quite like computing the influence of my brother who is technical. Anyway, my problem is the following: I formatted the computer a client of mine...
Drivers
internet adapter driver problem
so i got new Internet adapter today it is ok but i can't get it work it have no driver i kept trying to get one from internet but nothing i hope any one can help me the pci/ven information : PCI\VEN_00EC&DEV_8131&SUBSYS_813100EC&REV_20 PCI\VEN_00EC&DEV_8131&SUBSYS_813100EC...
Drivers
Problem with the driver for Wireless Adapter
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 64bit with Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. I went to bed last night around 2am everything worked fine. I wake up this morning around 9am and can not connect to the internet. When I go to connect I get the message "Problem with the driver for Wireless Adapter". I...
Network & Sharing
Wireless USB adapter driver problem
Today i bought a wireless G USB adapter, plugged into my laptop (windows 7 x86) and it worked fine installed correctly with the windows 7 drivers i downloaded from the advantek website. however when i plugged it into my desktop which is runnign windows 7 x64, it doesnt work. the software...
Drivers
Network adapter driver problem
Hello, Im Neverin And I have a problem with my laptop because I cant find the proper driver for my network adapter. Im using Windows 7 as OS. I dont know where the problem is in the software or in the hardware, but Im pretty sure that the network adapter worked on my previous OS - XP - with no...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Đ Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:00.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App