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Wireless adapter won't work?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Kenny, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Kenny

    Kenny Flightless Bird

    Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Ralink USB wireless adapter. model not specified,
    just says 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB adapter, 3Com wireless modem/router.
    This is the adapter:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003U9X3HA/ref=oss_product
    and the 2 reviewers say it works perfect with Win 7.
    If I just plug it in Windows sees it, installs a driver and tells me it's
    working but I have no connection, have rebooted PC and router.
    The WLAN LED on router is lit and have checked firewall settings.
    Installing the Ralink drivers and utility exactly the same thing.
    Another PC using XP connects easily using a 3Com wireless adapter which came
    with the router.
    Could it be it's not compatible with the 3Com router?
    Replies appreciated.

    Kenny Cargill
     
  2. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:RYSdnaE0Calq8vPRnZ2dnUVZ8tidnZ2d@brightview.com...
    > Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Ralink USB wireless adapter. model not specified,
    > just says 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB adapter, 3Com wireless modem/router.
    > This is the adapter:
    > http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003U9X3HA/ref=oss_product
    > and the 2 reviewers say it works perfect with Win 7.
    > If I just plug it in Windows sees it, installs a driver and tells me it's
    > working but I have no connection, have rebooted PC and router.
    > The WLAN LED on router is lit and have checked firewall settings.
    > Installing the Ralink drivers and utility exactly the same thing.
    > Another PC using XP connects easily using a 3Com wireless adapter which
    > came with the router.
    > Could it be it's not compatible with the 3Com router?
    > Replies appreciated.


    Try the Ralink USB adapter on the XP system. If it doesn't work on that,
    it's either faulty or not compatible with your router.
    HTH,
    --
    Rob
     
  3. Kenny

    Kenny Flightless Bird

    Works OK in XP so thought it was a Win 7 driver issue. Downloaded most
    recent from Ralink but it didn't make the slightest difference.

    "Rob" <noone@nowhere.noway.com> wrote in message
    news:8d7ap1Fc2rU1@mid.individual.net...
    >
    > "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:RYSdnaE0Calq8vPRnZ2dnUVZ8tidnZ2d@brightview.com...
    >> Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Ralink USB wireless adapter. model not specified,
    >> just says 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB adapter, 3Com wireless modem/router.
    >> This is the adapter:
    >> http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003U9X3HA/ref=oss_product
    >> and the 2 reviewers say it works perfect with Win 7.
    >> If I just plug it in Windows sees it, installs a driver and tells me it's
    >> working but I have no connection, have rebooted PC and router.
    >> The WLAN LED on router is lit and have checked firewall settings.
    >> Installing the Ralink drivers and utility exactly the same thing.
    >> Another PC using XP connects easily using a 3Com wireless adapter which
    >> came with the router.
    >> Could it be it's not compatible with the 3Com router?
    >> Replies appreciated.

    >
    > Try the Ralink USB adapter on the XP system. If it doesn't work on that,
    > it's either faulty or not compatible with your router.
    > HTH,
    > --
    > Rob
    >
     
  4. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    On 8/20/2010 11:04 AM, Kenny wrote:
    > Works OK in XP so thought it was a Win 7 driver issue. Downloaded most
    > recent from Ralink but it didn't make the slightest difference.
    >
    > "Rob" <noone@nowhere.noway.com> wrote in message
    > news:8d7ap1Fc2rU1@mid.individual.net...
    >>
    >> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >> news:RYSdnaE0Calq8vPRnZ2dnUVZ8tidnZ2d@brightview.com...
    >>> Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Ralink USB wireless adapter. model not
    >>> specified, just says 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB adapter, 3Com wireless
    >>> modem/router.
    >>> This is the adapter:
    >>> http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003U9X3HA/ref=oss_product
    >>> and the 2 reviewers say it works perfect with Win 7.
    >>> If I just plug it in Windows sees it, installs a driver and tells me
    >>> it's working but I have no connection, have rebooted PC and router.
    >>> The WLAN LED on router is lit and have checked firewall settings.
    >>> Installing the Ralink drivers and utility exactly the same thing.
    >>> Another PC using XP connects easily using a 3Com wireless adapter
    >>> which came with the router.
    >>> Could it be it's not compatible with the 3Com router?
    >>> Replies appreciated.

    >>
    >> Try the Ralink USB adapter on the XP system. If it doesn't work on that,
    >> it's either faulty or not compatible with your router.
    >> HTH,
    >> --
    >> Rob
    >>


    You may have to uninstall the current drivers, be they windows supplied
    or third party. (Likely in safe mode) Then install the correct drivers
    before you plug in the Ralink unit. The reason for this is to
    (hopefully) update the detection process via the correct drivers before
    it sees the new hardware.
     

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