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Windows 7: Ralink based Belkin Network Adapters - Install

16 Feb 2011   #10
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks list updated.


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22 Aug 2016   #11
xdavidx

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 5.1.20.0 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 5.2.25.0.

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.
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