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Windows 7: Is it safe to use an old wireless router?

04 Jan 2010   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

In case the Op is still looking, there is one firmware that is supposed to work with the DI- series. I know the Op is using the DI-514 but this firmware should work. Your router shows no support at all for Windows 7, but there maybe a way around this. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...-514&os=64-bit

The v2.04b02 firmware may also work for you, I just helped another person get is DI-524 D-link router up and running with it. I just read that the same firmware might also work for the DI-514.

It's an older firmware that also happens to allow for compatiblity with Windows 7, both wired and wireless, 64 and 32 bit. You can get it from the link below. You may also need reduce MTU from the default 1500 to 1450 which can be accomplished from the router page. No guarantee's but it's the best chance you have of getting that old router to properly with Windows 7.

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIR...ware-204.shtml

Original post here. Wired cable modem and wireless router conflict


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04 Jan 2010   #12
exia

Windows 7 x64
 
 

what does it mean if the router doesn't work under windows 7? my main machine uses ubuntu so it doesn't matter much to me. but some of my other computers i have around run windows 7 and will that be a problem with this router?
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04 Jan 2010   #13
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

According to the compatiblity report the DI-514 D-link router has zero support for Windows 7. So the odds are good that if you want all functions on that router to work correctly with Windows 7 both 32 and 64 bit with wireless you will most likely need to update your firmware to the one I linked too earlier.

No guarantees because I havn't seen that firmware tested on the DI-514 but it made the DI-524 work with Windows 7 as you can see in the other link. Both of those routers are very similar but also equally outdated.
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04 Jan 2010   #14
exia

Windows 7 x64
 
 

i am surprised. i have read a lot of computer hardware not working on windows 7, i myself have a scanner and a printer that don't have full driver support under 7. but a router? it is an independent box outside the system, i am surprised it would not work. more unnecessary junk to the landfill.....
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04 Jan 2010   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Actually the network stack has been changed considerably since the XP days which is what your router was made for. The firmware I linked you too should keep your router out of the landfill for awhile longer anyway.
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04 Jan 2010   #16
exia

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
In case the Op is still looking, there is one firmware that is supposed to work with the DI- series. I know the Op is using the DI-514 but this firmware should work. Your router shows no support at all for Windows 7, but there maybe a way around this. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...-514&os=64-bit

The v2.04b02 firmware may also work for you, I just helped another person get is DI-524 D-link router up and running with it. I just read that the same firmware might also work for the DI-514.

It's an older firmware that also happens to allow for compatiblity with Windows 7, both wired and wireless, 64 and 32 bit. You can get it from the link below. You may also need reduce MTU from the default 1500 to 1450 which can be accomplished from the router page. No guarantee's but it's the best chance you have of getting that old router to properly with Windows 7.

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIR...ware-204.shtml

Original post here. Wired cable modem and wireless router conflict
the middle link is not working (there is .... in the middle of the address)
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04 Jan 2010   #17
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exia View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
In case the Op is still looking, there is one firmware that is supposed to work with the DI- series. I know the Op is using the DI-514 but this firmware should work. Your router shows no support at all for Windows 7, but there maybe a way around this. Windows 7 Compatibility Center search results - dlink dL-514

The v2.04b02 firmware may also work for you, I just helped another person get is DI-524 D-link router up and running with it. I just read that the same firmware might also work for the DI-514.

It's an older firmware that also happens to allow for compatiblity with Windows 7, both wired and wireless, 64 and 32 bit. You can get it from the link below. You may also need reduce MTU from the default 1500 to 1450 which can be accomplished from the router page. No guarantee's but it's the best chance you have of getting that old router to properly with Windows 7.

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIR...ware-204.shtml

Original post here. Wired cable modem and wireless router conflict
the middle link is not working (there is .... in the middle of the address)
Try this, not sure what was wrong but the ... was supposed to be there.
http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIR...ware-204.shtml
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04 Jan 2010   #18
exia

Windows 7 x64
 
 

looks good, i will try this out and report back
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05 Jan 2010   #19
ritesh

Windows 7
 
 

How can a wireless router not be compatible with widows 7?
All wireless router is compatible with any OS.
I got a Dlink Airplus G 2.4 GHz and it works with windows 7.
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05 Jan 2010   #20
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ritesh View Post
How can a wireless router not be compatible with widows 7?
All wireless router is compatible with any OS.
I got a Dlink Airplus G 2.4 GHz and it works with windows 7.
Completely untrue IMO I have already fixed many routers both wired and wireless that would not work with Windows 7 until either the router was replaced or the firmware was updated. And it's easy for me to prove my point. > Wired cable modem and wireless router conflict

Hundreds more just like it. Just to remind you ritish, You dont get to Guru unless you are correct a very large percentage of the time.

Still waiting to hear back from Exia on this.
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