Windows 7 TRENDnet TEW-423PI not installing properly.

Dr. Nick

New Member
Jan 16, 2009
Okay, so I downloaded the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Beta and installed it on my spare partition.
Install took 20 minutes and everything went fine. I even got my integrated audio to work.

Unfortunately, my wi-fi card(TRENDnet TEW-423PI) doesn't want to work.
I've tried reinstalling over and over again, but that didn't work, I tried installing without the card in the slot(worked for XP, although for vista I was told to leave it in the machine)

Then finally, I realized that Win7 was recognizing it as an Ethernet Controller, which it clearly isn't.

I'd consider buying a new wi-fi card later, but currently I don't have the money to spend on a decent one.

Anyone know what's causing the problem, or how to fix it?

I'm gonna go to sleep, I'll check back here when I wake up and post any extra information.

I had it working for a second until I rebooted in Build 7232 with the default Windows 7 driver but now it's no loger working. Works fine in Jaunty.

UPDATE: Been trying for 3 hours and no luck! I read plugging in ethernet then windows update fixes it; and an update did appear but didn't work. Now I think it says Network Profile #6 but even when I show hidden devices in device manager in normal/safe mode I don't see the other 5! Ran CCleaner to no avail.

Last edited by a moderator: