802.11ac usb dongle needs drivers

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  1. Posts : 4
    Win7 64 bit
       #1

    802.11ac usb dongle needs drivers


    hi. i don't know the brand name of the 802.11ac dongle i have, so i don't know where to get the drivers. is there any way to find out which brand i have so i can try to find the drivers?
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  2. Posts : 7,126
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #2

    Hi

    you will need the PCI/VEN details, they will likely be shown as Unknown Device, possibly in network adapters

    Control panel >> Device Manager- >> Unknown Device >> RIGHT click > Properties > details > from dropdown - hardware ID

    then look up the pci/ven
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  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #3

    In my case I use a Wi-Fi USB, usually the driver is already in the USB, visible the first time in File Explorer, and install the driver, otherwise manually find the driver on the Internet, usually it is called Realtek 8811CU Wireless LAN 802.11ac USB NIC
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  4. Posts : 739
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
       #4

    snafubaby:

    If it's a USB wireless dongle, it should appear in its Device Manager - Properties - Details - Hardware Id section as:

    USB\VID_xxxx&PID_xxxx

    What are the exact 4-character codes in the xxxx sections of that string?
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  5. Posts : 4
    Win7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    hi!


    flavallee said:
    snafubaby:

    If it's a USB wireless dongle, it should appear in its Device Manager - Properties - Details - Hardware Id section as:

    USB\VID_xxxx&PID_xxxx

    What are the exact 4-character codes in the xxxx sections of that string?
    It says "USB\VID_0E8D&PID_7610&REV_0100" and underneath it says USB\VID_0E8D&PID_7610"
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  6. Posts : 16,248
    7 X64
       #6

    Date: 20.12.2017
    Driver Type: Wi-Fi device
    Manufacturer: MediaTek, Inc.
    Operating Systems: Windows 7 x64
    USB\VID_0E8D&PID_7610
    USB\VID_0E8D&PID_7612
    USB\VID_0E8D&PID_761B
    USB\VID_0E8D&PID_7650&MI_02

    MediaTek-FORCED-6x64-2870_5.01.34
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  7. Posts : 4
    Win7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    SIW2 said:
    Date: 20.12.2017
    Driver Type: Wi-Fi device
    Manufacturer: MediaTek, Inc.
    Operating Systems: Windows 7 x64
    USB\VID_0E8D&PID_7610
    USB\VID_0E8D&PID_7612
    USB\VID_0E8D&PID_761B
    USB\VID_0E8D&PID_7650&MI_02

    MediaTek-FORCED-6x64-2870_5.01.34
    hi, and thanks for the help on rounding up the drivers!! now i just need to remove the ones built in to win7 that use the intergrated network card of my laptop, and let the usb dongle take control. how do i do this? my speed is very slow.
    Last edited by snafubaby; 07 Jun 2024 at 22:49.
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  8. Posts : 16,248
    7 X64
       #8

    device manager rt click the device and select "update driver software". select "browse my computer" and browse to the extracted zip that contains the drivers

    802.11ac usb dongle needs drivers-devmgr-browse.jpg
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  9. Posts : 739
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
       #9

    USB\VID_0E8D&PID_7610


    Your wireless dongle is a MediaTek MT7610 802.11ac model.

    SIW2 is helping you, so you are in good hands.
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  10. Posts : 7,126
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #10

    Hi

    in device manager Dissable the onbboard chip --- open device manager select onboard device --- RIGHT click - dissable

    note
    for your usb device - select the variables under the Advanced tab
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