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Windows 7: U.S Robotics Wireless Turbo PC Card

05 Aug 2009   #1
ZakBain

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
U.S Robotics Wireless Turbo PC Card

Well yesterday I decided to install Windows 7, after some encouragement from a friend, and after looking at a bunch of youtube videos and website about windows 7. I did not want to install it on the main computer so I decided to do it on this old IBM Thinkpad T40, 1.5GB Ram, 1.5GHz Processor, 32 MB video card, and many more not so good specs. So I installed Windows 7, and the installation process went smoothly. All of the drivers except for sound(which I already had on my flash drive) installed automatically. I love the new look and the new superbar and its faster than my xp was.

However there was one problem. Unfortunately this laptop does not have an internal wireless card. So it uses a U.S Robotics wireless PC card to access the internet. I installed about 5 different programs, ran them all in compatibility mode, however the utility says that it cannot find the card. I was not able to find the correct driver in order to read the card.

It is a U.S Robotics 100Mbps 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card USR5410.


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05 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZakBain View Post
Well yesterday I decided to install Windows 7, after some encouragement from a friend, and after looking at a bunch of youtube videos and website about windows 7. I did not want to install it on the main computer so I decided to do it on this old IBM Thinkpad T40, 1.5GB Ram, 1.5GHz Processor, 32 MB video card, and many more not so good specs. So I installed Windows 7, and the installation process went smoothly. All of the drivers except for sound(which I already had on my flash drive) installed automatically. I love the new look and the new superbar and its faster than my xp was.

However there was one problem. Unfortunately this laptop does not have an internal wireless card. So it uses a U.S Robotics wireless PC card to access the internet. I installed about 5 different programs, ran them all in compatibility mode, however the utility says that it cannot find the card. I was not able to find the correct driver in order to read the card.

It is a U.S Robotics 100Mbps 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card USR5410.
ZB

Did you install the driver for the USB? If not it can be found here U.S.Robotics USR5410 Driver Download if you have installed it could you go to fevice manager (type device manager in search) and look at your network adapters to see if it is there and working properly.

Hope this helps

Ken
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05 Aug 2009   #3
ZakBain

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
ZB

Did you install the driver for the USB? If not it can be found here U.S.Robotics USR5410 Driver Download if you have installed it could you go to fevice manager (type device manager in search) and look at your network adapters to see if it is there and working properly.

Hope this helps

Ken
I already installed it, I tried it again and overwrote the file (I already had it). This window opens that says "Please wait while the driver is loading". No matter how long I wait, it stays like that forever.
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05 Aug 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZakBain View Post
I already installed it, I tried it again and overwrote the file (I already had it). This window opens that says "Please wait while the driver is loading". No matter how long I wait, it stays like that forever.


ZB


Im kinda guessing in the dark. could you put your sys specs in (user CP) and ar eyou running 32 bit or 64? also whats the network setup?

Ken
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05 Aug 2009   #5
ZakBain

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post


ZB


Im kinda guessing in the dark. could you put your sys specs in (user CP) and ar eyou running 32 bit or 64? also whats the network setup?

Ken
The Network is using a WPA-PSK password, it allows both 802.11g and b. The speed is 768kbps, speedtest.net told me 528! And IDK what other settings you need for the network. If you mean network and sharing well I have device, music, picture, and document sharing turned on and there are 2 other comps on the network.

Its a very crappy connection, my parents decided that I do not need better internet

Edit: And there are my system specs
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05 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

ZB

Could take a peek at the USR in device manager (type device manager in search) and see if it is installed and "working properly". Also see if there are any unknown devices (ones with a yellow triangle on them). Could you upload a pic of the dev mgr? To do that you use snipping tool (type snipping tool in search) and upload it using the attachment icon (paperclip icon).

Let me know if you need anything else

Ken
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05 Aug 2009   #7
ZakBain

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

As I said earlier the only not working device was the wireless card. When I unplug it it shows everything installed correctly. And its not a usb, its in the cardbus slot (I think that is what it is called).
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05 Aug 2009   #8
ZakBain

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Ok so I downloaded the correct driver. After a bunch of Googling and adding windows 7 after every search. I downloaded and installed the driver. Now the wireless card is detected with the correct driver installed. So I go in the side and go to the network utility. It detects my Wireless Connection (ZaksNetwork), however will not prompt me to type in the wpa-psk password. For some reason it will only let me type in a wep password.

It worked with win xp, because I used a program called Boingo. Boingo somehow allowed me to use WPA-PSK passwords.
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05 Aug 2009   #9
ZakBain

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZakBain View Post
Ok so I downloaded the correct driver. After a bunch of Googling and adding windows 7 after every search. I downloaded and installed the driver. Now the wireless card is detected with the correct driver installed. So I go in the side and go to the network utility. It detects my Wireless Connection (ZaksNetwork), however will not prompt me to type in the wpa-psk password. For some reason it will only let me type in a wep password.

It worked with win xp, because I used a program called Boingo. Boingo somehow allowed me to use WPA-PSK passwords.
And I installed something else and it stopped working
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05 Aug 2009   #10
RootAdmin

Null
 
 

Hey! My personal laptop is an old t40! i love that thing its a freaking tank!

Idk about your problem, but unless theres a reason not to, i'd just reinstall windows 7 and install nothing else other than drivers until it works. does the wifi card even support WPA ? if not maybe try that boingo software in xp compatiblity mode after you install the drivers ?
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