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Windows 7: D-Link DWA-140 and Windows 7...

06 Jun 2010   #1

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D-Link DWA-140 and Windows 7...

Hey Guys,

I've recently bought a D-Link Wireless N DWA-140 USB Adapter to connect to my wireless home network. I've tried setting up today, but am having a load of trouble getting the bloody thing working. =X

I'm attempting to connect it up with my DIR-615 Wireless N Router to no avail. I installed the software and drivers as instructed (I'm running on Windows 7 32-bit here) and tried plugging in my adapter when prompted. The little light on the adapter flashes, but goes off and remains off after no more than a second. My PC is recognising that the device is plugged in... but I'm getting no light, nothing.

Regardless, I opened up the 'connection wizard' and attempted to 'scan' for my home network. The adapter couldn't find anything... not one network! (I know there are other networks next door and in the area, but it didn't find any.) I tried the 'push button' method, but still I had problems, receiving a big fat red cross and 'connection failed' at my PC.

I've noticed if I wiggle the adapter round a bit, the light comes on for about 3 - 4 seconds, then disappears again. I'm not sure if it's a problem with the adapter itself... as like I said, even when the light is off, the PC picks up that it is plugged in no problem.

I've outsourced to some print screens I've taken while mucking about with the adapter. It seems my PC is telling me that it's locating the adapter fine, and that it's working no problems. The little light just doesn't come on at all though... and it doesn't seem to want to 'scan' for networks.

I'm at the end of my tether here, and after researching online into the DWA-140 adapter, it seems like a Windows 7 problem. Any help would be much appreciated.


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06 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Your DIR-615 router sometimes requires a firmware update in order to work properly with Windows 7. You can do that through the routers connection set up page.
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