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May 8, 2013 4:33:46 AM

I bought a made-in-china USB network adapter last year because my laptops network card fired up. The adapter is made by a company called KONIX and it has a model number W206. It was working fine for about 6 months until i formatted my laptop in order to upgrade it from Vista to 7. After this, it just isn't working.

After some online research, i checked the device manager about the adapter. There was a kind of warning icon with an exclamation mark displayed next to it. I learnt i had to roll back the driver but i found the option greyed out. It seems there hasn't been any driver installed before to reinstall. Finally after all the frustration i gave it to one of my friends to test it out on his laptop.... and it works! The problem here is with my laptop.

The two links below give more information about the adapter:
http://aorol8.en.made-in-china.com/product/OqvQarsYnHcb...
http://www.konixtech.com/product_detail/&productId=a0a8...

Please give a solution to this as i'm desperate to configure my new ZTE ZXV10 W300 router which requires a wired connection. Thanx a lot people!:D 
a b D Laptop
May 8, 2013 4:39:52 AM

Did the adapter come with a driver on CD?
I see it does. Try installing the driver in compatibility mode. If not working, sell it and buy one that does support Windows 7.
Specs for your adapter:
OS Requirement:
System: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP, Macintosh OS 9.0above.
http://www.konixtech.com/product_detail/&productId=a0a8...
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May 8, 2013 8:49:11 AM

alexoiu said:
Did the adapter come with a driver on CD?
I see it does. Try installing the driver in compatibility mode. If not working, sell it and buy one that does support Windows 7.
Specs for your adapter:
OS Requirement:
System: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP, Macintosh OS 9.0above.
http://www.konixtech.com/product_detail/&productId=a0a8...


No, i did not receive any CD with this. By the way, the friend that i gave this device to test has Windows 7 and didnt have a CD driver installation. Is there any way of downloading the drivers? Thanks...

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a b D Laptop
May 8, 2013 9:15:43 AM

Ask him to check in Device manager what driver is installed.
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May 9, 2013 9:16:23 AM

alexoiu said:
Ask him to check in Device manager what driver is installed.


Thanks.... Will do!
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May 12, 2013 8:34:28 AM

It seems i am not going anywhere with fixing this adapter. But like i have mentioned in my original question, the main reason i am trying to fix this adapter is to configure my ZTE ZXV10 W300 router which needs a wired connection in order to do so. So the baseline question now is- “Is it ok to configure my router using another persons pc, which does not have any LAN port issues like in mine?”. Will it affect the authority level- or in other words, will i not have total control over the router and its system?

The youtube link below walksthrought the way to configure the router, which i have no problem with.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOdUiOn6y0I

Configuring the router, as the link will show, will involve changing the router settings using a web browser. If i configure the router and its wireless settings using another's pc, will i be able to alter the settings in the future using my personal laptop and be able to access this browser settings?
Thank you all. I hope i will get a final solution at last.
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a b D Laptop
May 12, 2013 9:16:12 AM

Yes, you can use any computer to set the wireless network and then access it from the laptop. The only issue would be if the router is somehow reset lately to default settings. You would have to set the Wireless connection again using the LAN.
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May 12, 2013 10:15:01 AM

alexoiu said:
Yes, you can use any computer to set the wireless network and then access it from the laptop. The only issue would be if the router is somehow reset lately to default settings. You would have to set the Wireless connection again using the LAN.

Man you are the best! Thanx!
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a b D Laptop
May 12, 2013 10:33:40 AM

You're welcome. If the router has a MAC address filter and you enables it, make sure you enables the laptop MAC address.
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May 13, 2013 6:12:18 AM

alexoiu said:
You're welcome. If the router has a MAC address filter and you enables it, make sure you enables the laptop MAC address.


Sure n thanx again man :D 
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