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Troubleshooting Driver install Vista

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by GIGGLA, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. GIGGLA

    GIGGLA New Member

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    Hi all, I have a Netgear wireless USB adapter WG111v3. It has stopped working with my Windows Vista64 PC, it is detected but the driver won't install properly and the light on the device does'nt light up. It works fine on my other machine with Windows XP.

    It's not the device but the pc. It stopped working once before (another time) on the Vista machine and I fixed it by using system restore. This time though I don't have a restore point far enough back.

    I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling from cd and from updated firmware download, the correct steps. I've also tried updating the driver in device manager directly from driver folder.

    The light on the device should always light up immediately whenever first plugging in, not so now. Any insight much appreciated!
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    IMO those wi-fi dongles are really old.

    I have the the V2 version and it pretty much does the same thing when i plug it into my W7 pc or laptop.

    Despite what Netgear say about compatibility on their website I think its just a problem with the OS being 64bit.

    new wi-fi USB dongles are real cheap these days. you can get an edimax or TP-Link ones that do Wireless N 150-300mbs for under $10-15 where im from.

    Just poke around the amazon website. The W111 is really not worth keeping
     
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    GIGGLA New Member

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    Hey thank you for the advice!
     

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