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Windows 7: Belkin F56050 wireless adapter not working

19 Nov 2009   #11
Lancefeb07

windows 7 and xp
 
 

I dont know how i feel about win7 yet. I started playing around with the settings then, POOF! i was on the internet! I think it had something to do with changing my "home location" to "network" under the network connections display. Still, there is not an icon in my task bar telling me the signal strength. I hope I am connected to my network! Can anyone tell me and easy way to see what network i am connected to? Cause i am getting lost.


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19 Nov 2009   #12
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lancefeb07 View Post
I dont know how i feel about win7 yet. I started playing around with the settings then, POOF! i was on the internet! I think it had something to do with changing my "home location" to "network" under the network connections display. Still, there is not an icon in my task bar telling me the signal strength. I hope I am connected to my network! Can anyone tell me and easy way to see what network i am connected to? Cause i am getting lost.
Open Network and Sharing Center

Start -> Type in "Network and Sharing Center" -> Look at what network it is connected too
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19 Nov 2009   #13
Lancefeb07

windows 7 and xp
 
 

So i had to restart to get some updates now it will not connect again. I have never had this much trouble with anything!!!!!!!!!!
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20 Nov 2009   #14
Lancefeb07

windows 7 and xp
 
 

Okay i think i figured it out. Windows XP never showed how the connection as a "Bridge." In windows 7, the wireless "usb"; note "bridge" has to be set up. I think this is only if the wireless usb is not compatible with win7. Once i told win7 to bridge the unknown usb, it found my router in the other room. Does anyone have any thoughts to this?
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20 Nov 2009   #15
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lancefeb07 View Post
Okay i think i figured it out. Windows XP never showed how the connection as a "Bridge." In windows 7, the wireless "usb"; note "bridge" has to be set up. I think this is only if the wireless usb is not compatible with win7. Once i told win7 to bridge the unknown usb, it found my router in the other room. Does anyone have any thoughts to this?
I have no idea why it only works when the adapter is in "bridged" mode...lets just hope it isn't a fluke and keeps running as it is right now
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28 Mar 2010   #16
Gracy123

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello guys,

hope you can help me - finally bought my new laptop and trying to install everything, but have the same issue with the Belkin adapter

I tried the way described here - downloaded the f5d6050z.exe, clicked on "Run this program in compability mode for Windows Vista SP2" and ran the installation numerous times but nothing changes - when I plug the adapter in, a msg pops up that no drivers could be find

Do I miss something? I've been using it for couple of years and am extremely happy with it and wouldn't want to buy a new one.

I am using Windows 7 Pro x64.

Any tips would be appreciated!!
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31 Mar 2010   #17
Gracy123

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

No one?
Does at least anyone have the .inf file or where to find it on a XP machine where the adapter is working properly?

Please help...
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31 Mar 2010   #18
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi Gracy, it looks like your chipset doesnt have any drivers straight from the manufacturor (Atmel) but a couple of things to try:

1. did you try installing in copatibility mode BEFORE you tried to install them as normal (not compatibility)? if not do a system restore to a point before the first installation (dont ask me why but it works about 80% of the time)

2. if this didnt work, try doing a system restore to before you tried installing it and try it as Vista (No SP)

3. finally if this doesnt work, try doing another system restore to before you did anything to it, and try installing the driver manually through device manager,

normally i would be more help, but your adapter seems to be one of the few belkin ones which dont have ralinki chipsets, so im sorry this is the best i can do
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31 Mar 2010   #19
Gracy123

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Hi Gracy, it looks like your chipset doesnt have any drivers straight from the manufacturor (Atmel) but a couple of things to try:

1. did you try installing in copatibility mode BEFORE you tried to install them as normal (not compatibility)? if not do a system restore to a point before the first installation (dont ask me why but it works about 80% of the time)

2. if this didnt work, try doing a system restore to before you tried installing it and try it as Vista (No SP)

3. finally if this doesnt work, try doing another system restore to before you did anything to it, and try installing the driver manually through device manager,

normally i would be more help, but your adapter seems to be one of the few belkin ones which dont have ralinki chipsets, so im sorry this is the best i can do
Thanks a lot for trying to help at least...

No, all attempts to install in compatibility mode were made after I first tried directly. I tried to uninstall before each attempt, even delete any Belkin key from the registry but it didn't make a difference.

I would try to avoid restoring the system, as I installed and set so much after that which if there is a way I'd like to keep.

I was also thinking if there is no way to choose a certain driver from the list? I noticed this was the solution to another belkin adapter installation issue...
I guess when you say it does not have ralinki chipset this is not possible?
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31 Mar 2010   #20
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

well the reason i mentioned ralink is because this is the chipset i have and the one i normally talk people through (which is what prompted me to look at your post)

the reason i mentioned system restore is because i wasnt sure of your level of expertise and quite frankly its an easy way to remove registry entries, what you did will do the same thing assuming you got all the keys

but you can try doing it directly from device manager, clean out your registry, restart, and then

1) click control panel>hardware and sound>device manager
2) right click the adapter in the device manager and click update driver software
3) click browse my computer for driver software, then let me choose from a list
4) click have disk
5) navigate to the folder where the driver is (probably under C:\Belkin or C:\Program Files (X86)\Belkin if it botched the install, failing that extract it straight from the driver installation file using 7zip http://www.7-zip.org
6) select your device from the list and click next next etc. and then restart

also you may find this some help: Belkin wireless G adapter f5d7050
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