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Windows 7: Need a bit of help here.

11 Aug 2011   #1
ollie1132

Windows 7
 
 
Need a bit of help here.

Last night I upgraded my computer from WinXp to Win7. Everything works fine, except the wireless adapter I have installed. The drivers are installed, the device is enabled in device manager. However in tge network connections it won't connect. Ive checked through a few soloutions but so far nothing has worked. Any suggestions as to what I can do?


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11 Aug 2011   #2
ollie1132

Windows 7
 
 

Ment to mention in network connections selecting Enable brings up enabling for a few seconds then it disappears and the device stays disabled.
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11 Aug 2011   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It sounds like a driver issue, so maybe you'd need newer drivers. Also, make sure you don't have a physical switch for the wireless adapter that may be set to off.
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11 Aug 2011   #4
ollie1132

Windows 7
 
 

Ill have to use a wired connection to try for newer drivers. The adapter im using is a Belkin 54G USB adapter. Since my N adapter stopped working. Its actually quite probable that it is a driver issue. So ill give that ago.
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11 Aug 2011   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could also try downloading several different drivers and revisions on a flash drive and then giving them a shot, but switching to wired might be easier. Also try removing all current wireless drivers, and then running Windows Update.
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11 Aug 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

Are you using the driver given by the installer, or have you imported it from the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or wireless Device?

If you don't know the make/model of the Device and it isn't clear in Device manager>Network Adapters, trace the exact Hardware model using this tool: Hardware Identification
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11 Aug 2011   #7
ollie1132

Windows 7
 
 

I know the exact make and model of the adapter. The driver I am using is the one supplied with the adapter, so it's quite outdated.
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11 Aug 2011   #8
ollie1132

Windows 7
 
 

Ah just had the blue screen of death whilest shutting down. Ive tried installing the newest drivers for my adapter but installshield failed. I tried a wired connection and Bam! My internet is currently turned off :c.
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11 Aug 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

First upload the crash report file to our Crashes forum using this tool, to find out what caused it exactly: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums

While you wait for analysis of crash report, try installing both the ethernet and wireless driver in XP Compatibility Mode.

I'd want to get online using ethernet to have optional Updates deliver newer drivers.
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12 Aug 2011   #10
ollie1132

Windows 7
 
 

I had the wireless adapter working, but now it's doing what it did before. Now what shall i do?
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