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Windows 7: Wireless dropping every few mins

11 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7
Belkin F5D8053 N Wireless USB adaptor Windows 7

Belkin do not yet have a Windows 7 driver for the F5D8053 (Nov09) - they say they are waiting for Microsoft to certify the drivers! Sounds like an excuse for not doing anything to me. Belkin's Vista version driver will load OK but locks up after a while. However Ralink Technology (the RT2870 chipset manufacturer used inside Belkin products) do have a combined driver that does Windows 2000 to Win7 32/64 inclusive (came out in Sept 09)
Click on this link Ralink corp. to go to the Windows download page from Ralink Tech Support.

Download the full package (which includes the driver), but when it comes to installation, choose the "install driver only" (second option).
Having failed to get the F5D8053/Belkin drivers to work for more than two minutes in beta versions of Win7, I've been sucessfully using this Ralink driver from beta 7077 through to full retail.

Belkin have at last released Microsoft certified drivers for Win7. These work fine and are easier to install than the Ralink chipset drivers (above). The same drivers apply to US and UK.
Drivers from Belkins website at

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7

This actually fixes the problem.

1) Untick the box for power management in your driver settings
2) (this is what I did - Airlink101 usb wifi) Installed the driver that came with the device
3) read somewhere that Adobe products are causing the problems I have the CS3 suite installed, I ran msconfig and turned off the flexnet licensing and the adobe autorun programs. I have been running good for about an hour without a disconnect.

This is really annoying when you have a voip phone that keeps on disconnecting becuase of the dropped connection. Just like a cell phone sometimes. I fixed the problem I think.

Give it a try.
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