I am running Windows 7 64-bit on my new desktop I recently purchased. When I tried to install my Belkin Wireless Adaptor, Windows said it was installing the device drivers but never completed it, so I rebooted and uninstalled. I then tried to install my other wireless adaptor (NetGear) and it too fails to install the adaptor. Once it asks to insert the USB adaptor, I plug it in but the installation program never finds it. Both adaptors appear in my Device Manager with the "!" and error code 10. I called tech support for NetGear and they were stumped. Any fresh ideas?
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1.0 out of 5 stars Drivers do not properly support Windows 7
I went through two orders of the WN111. The first was DOA hardware issue. The second had software driver issues. I downloaded driver version: 18.104.22.168 from Netgear site. I spoke with Netgear technical support who admitted they are experiencing issues with many of their drivers not having proper Windows 7 support. "
So looks like you either need to find another adapter to run on Win 7, or install Vista or XP.
That's perculiar - I could have sworn the boxes for both say they support Windows 7, and the netgear technical support says the N300 is supported by Windows 7.
Upon further review, I found that the particular motherboard I was using (EVGA P55) has issues with USB wireless network adaptors, and requires PCI adaptors. I RMA'd the motherboard and switched to an ASUS. I will report back once I have it built and running and see if that solves the issues. Otherwise I will take your advice and fall back onto Vista.