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Old May 15, 2010, 06:07 PM
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Default Older wireless cards and Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)

There are a few companies that decided not to give us Windows 7 drivers for our wireless card purchases. Dlink, Linksys, Belkin have all abandoned wireless G cards and want you to buy new.

(Sounds like Creative and the Soundblaster fiasco)

Anyway, here is some information I dug up that might help you all...

My WMP54G v4 card has no Windows 7 drivers. Googling found me this: Ralink chipsets based wireless devices

If you go to the link you will see under the RT2500 chipset list:

Then I found this: How to install WMP54G Drivers on Windows 7 Beta 64 bit (or Vista 64 bit) | PhishThis!

It's saying 64bit, but I've used this exact method for 32 as well. The install (for me anyway) takes a long time and it seems not to do anything, but be patient, it's working....

Then finally: Ralink corp.

I used this driver

Works fine in Windows 7 32 & 64 bit.

All linksys needed to do was recompile / rebadge a driver for it. Lazy bastards. Ralink already did the work.

That same RT2500 list has my Belkin F5D7000 v3 as well
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Old May 15, 2010, 06:09 PM
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Yep, i've found my wireless g+ network card will install the drivers from vista however will cause the computer to not be able to boot windows (it hangs on 'loading' windows screen).
Here I am: here I remain
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Old May 15, 2010, 07:26 PM
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Windows 7 installed all my computer drivers. To be on point with this topic, I have D-Link DWL-G520 that supposedly doesn't have any drivers for Windows 7, yet it works perfectly fine.
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