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Windows 7: USB WLAN "unknown device"

25 Sep 2010   #1
puck2002

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 
USB WLAN "unknown device"

So I just got a new dell laptop with windows 7 home premium 64 bit installed on it. Thing is that when I go to use my old USB WLAN device (ZyDAS chipset, unfortunately I don't know the model or anything as that information has worn off of the device) which worked just fine on my old laptop which ran windows XP, it comes up with the error "unknown usb device"

I've been scouring forums and such looking for fixes and haven't come across any yet, I think I have the latest drivers installed...the latest I could find online at least...and when I run the program it opens for a second on the taskbar then closes and I can't access it after that.

Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks


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25 Sep 2010   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

does this help ZyDAS chipsets based wireless devices

http://www.zydas.com.tw/

is it a usb stick wireless you are trying to use?
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25 Sep 2010   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

this may help
USBDeview v1.77 - View all installed/connected USB devices on your system
View any installed/connected USB device on your system
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25 Sep 2010   #4
puck2002

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

yes its a usb stick
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25 Sep 2010   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

so you plug it in and windows does not recognize it? what pop up message do you get
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25 Sep 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

do this>>
go to control panel> click admin tools> click computer management> on left hand pane click device manager> look on the top tabs for "view" left click and right click "show hidden devices" look in the tree for a red cross> if you see unknown device left click the triangle to bring down the details > right click > left click update drivers > i will do a screen shot if you want windows should search the internet for the driver
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25 Sep 2010   #7
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i quote "So I just got a new dell laptop" does the laptop not have built in wireless??
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