Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Ralink based Belkin Network Adapters - Install

16 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Thanks list updated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Aug 2016   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Another adapter for the list

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Adapter: Belkin N1 Wireless USB Adapter F5D8051 ver. 3100
Chipset: RT2870

"Select Network Adapter" dialog options picked:
Manufacturer: Ralink Technology, Corp.
Network Adapter: 802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card (MediaTek, Inc.)

Previous version of driver was Version from 12/8/2014. New installer had a date on the website of 1/20/2016, but the installed driver has a date of 10/28/2015 and version of

Old driver caused high CPU usage for "System" in task manager during use (using wifi speed testing tools (in particular a program called "lanbench", but probably would have happened with other tools too)). New driver doesn't show the cpu usage. Problem solved.

Thanks for the tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Ralink based Belkin Network Adapters - Install

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
After Clean Install Drivers for Network Adapters Missing
After making a clean installation of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1 to a Samsung SSD 850 PRO I booted my laptop. The system started but I could not create an internet connection. I went to Device Manager and it said the drivers for the network adapters were not found. I shut down, reinstalled the old...
Network & Sharing
Every time I boot, have to uninstall and re-install network adapters.
I have had a lot of issues lately, had to do a complete recovery using factory pre-installed backup. I have a post about my OS hanging that somehow isn't an issue at the moment, but seems to be intermittent. Now, every time I boot my system, my network adapters don't pick up wireless signals,...
Hardware & Devices
network adapters won't install...parameter is incorrect ...please help
I've been without internet for 2 weeks. Upgraded to windows 7 ultimate 64bit from vista ultimate 64 bit. That didnt fix it. I'm desparate. I've tried everything I can find. It has a realtek 8169 nic on board sabertooth x85. I tried USB adapter and where it normally loads it just says it's...
Hardware & Devices
Belkin powerline adapters not working.
Hey guys, the trouble i've had is that i plugged my adapters in (one downstairs from router to a socket then one upstairs from socket to my pc ethernet port on back of tower) and it just came up with unidentified network. now i tried literally everything i could think of and nothing helped but i...
Network & Sharing
Belkin wireless USB adapters
This may be of use to someone. After trying for a couple of hours and failing miserably in installing my 7050 adapter on my desktop which included downloading to my laptop all the applicable versions of the software then putting then on a flash drive to insert into the PC I let the device...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:11.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App