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Windows 7 and wireless?

 

After searching and even trying different WLan drivers I am stuck and would like to know if anyone can help?

I have set Windows 7 up on a new hard drive and I must say I am very impressed with the ease in installing and functionality.

My problem is I cannot get my wireless working. Using Ethernet port works fine when wired (not using any part of wireless).

Have a wireless network using Belkin N1 MIMO and is working great on XP.

Installed the original driver disk and also downloaded a Vista version with no luck.

When asking and placing USB in port there is no response.

Have a wait and says there is nothing and asks to continue or exit.

Windows 7 will not detect my adapter, but will show in device manager with a ?.

When trying to update driver there is nothing available even when trying supplied disk and vista driver download as source.

Please ask me for more information to help me solve this problem.

If you have an answer that would be great, as would any suggestions….

 

Cheers

Chef

 

PS,

Have posted here and also another forum…

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Without drivers you're not going to have much luck. The simplest solution would be to get a wireless AP. That way you could connect to the PC via Ethernet (bypassing drivers altogether), allowing the AP to connect to the router wirelessly.

 

But that costs money. Try removing the device in Device Manager then restarting. Maybe it'll pick up the Vista driver that way.

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Without drivers you're not going to have much luck. The simplest solution would be to get a wireless AP. That way you could connect to the PC via Ethernet (bypassing drivers altogether), allowing the AP to connect to the router wirelessly.

 

But that costs money. Try removing the device in Device Manager then restarting. Maybe it'll pick up the Vista driver that way.

Have removed and unistalled but not from device manager..hmmm will give that a try

 

Little confused when you say "The simplest solution would be to get a wireless AP. That way you could connect to the PC via Ethernet (bypassing drivers altogether), allowing the AP to connect to the router wirelessly."

 

I already have a wireless router which is the access point.

 

How do you bypass drivers?

 

Cheers

 

Chef

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What sort/brand of wireless device are you using? Might help a little if we have that info.

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What sort/brand of wireless device are you using? Might help a little if we have that info.

My post has included the details you have suggested.

 

At this point it does seem I will not be able to use my Belkin with Windows 7. Contacted the Belkin support line and have been told there is no driver available and they are working on it.

 

If anyone has found a working driver, please respond.

 

Cheers

 

Chef

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Have removed and unistalled but not from device manager..hmmm will give that a try

 

Little confused when you say "The simplest solution would be to get a wireless AP. That way you could connect to the PC via Ethernet (bypassing drivers altogether), allowing the AP to connect to the router wirelessly."

 

I already have a wireless router which is the access point.

 

How do you bypass drivers?

 

Cheers

 

Chef

It changes the setup from this:

 

PC ---> (expansion slot/USB) ---> Wireless card ---> (wireless) ---> Wireless router

 

to this:

 

PC ---> (Ethernet) ---> Wireless AP ---> (wireless) ---> Wireless router

 

The difference is that you don't need a specialised driver to access an Ethernet connection AFAIK.

Edited by .:Cyb3rGlitch:.

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As mattym asked, what brand and model of wireless NIC are you using in the PC? You didn't provide this info.

 

PC ---> (Ethernet) ---> Wireless AP ---> (wireless) ---> Wireless router

The difference is that you don't need a specialised driver to access an Ethernet connection AFAIK.

This can be a pain in the butt as it requires an AP which supports ethernet bridging and introduces a whole range of compatibility issues.

 

If the current NIC won't work, the simplest solution is to just use an Ethernet cable.

The second simplest solution is to buy a wireless NIC which works under Windows 7 - but considering the OS hasn't yet been released for sale, it'd be a bit hard to guarantee any particular NIC will work.

Edited by segger

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