No driver recognized for WLAN

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  1. Ripcord

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    I bought a USB wireless adapter and when I plug it in I get the "not connected" beep. I'm thinking Windows can't detect a driver and I don't know where to download one. It doesn't have a brand name, just the type 802.11n
    Is there a step I'm missing?
     
  2. patcooke

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    Looke in Device Manager, if it's listed right click and select update driver.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. My problem is that Windows doesn't recognize that anything is plugged into the port.
     
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    OK. You say you bought it - was that new from a shop or elsewhere? Can you identify the brand and model? Did it come with any instructions and/or disk?
     
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    I bought it from Ebay. There's no brand listed on the device or the package it came in. Just says "Model No: SM-N150RT01"
     
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    That looks to be the one. Photo looks identical to it.
     
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    Now I feel really stupid. There is a mini disk sandwiched between the card. Guess what I did? Cut it in half when I opened the package!
     
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    Oh dear! See what you can get out of the Chinese website.
     

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