Windows 7 Newbie probs with Micronet wireless lan driver, and 7 advice.

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  1. Hartismere

    Hartismere New Member

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    Installed Win 7 64-bit. Clean install, not upgrade. Downloaded the 7 driver from the Micronet site... but it seems it's for the PCIE card. Before installing the drivers I contacted Micronet to ask if the driver would work with the 64-bit version. Had no joy with the drivers, but a gentleman at Micronet had replied saying yes. He also added, and this is where I need your experience... I quote:

    "In addition, Windows 7 should have
    > the necessary drivers built-in for this chipset already, so it should work
    > without any problems."

    So, is he right? If so why was the card not recognised until I installed the PCIE driver? Is there any way I can force the system to recognise the card - I notice that "Add New Hardware" is not offered in Control Panel. I did try adding a device, but the screen just remained blank for ever it seemed, certainly longer than I was used to in XP and 98 . If the drivers are indeed on the system, anyone know how I can locate and install them?

    Still waiting for a further response from Micronet. I've reinstalled XP until I can resolve this.

    Many thanks,
    H.
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Exactly which micronet adapter have you got?
     
  3. Hartismere

    Hartismere New Member

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    Hi,

    SP906GKv5. Trustworthy little card, been using it a good while in XP. Also forgot to mention that my card is PCI - hence the doubts about the PCIE drivers.

    Cheers.
    H.
     
  4. patcooke

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    It seems it uses the Realtek RTL8185L chip and there are drivers and support software downloads for that here:

    Realtek

    There are downloads for both Vista and Win 7 tho only the Vista downloads refer specifically to 64 bit - might be worth trying one or more of those.
     
  5. Hartismere

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    Indeed. I always steer clear from driver manufacturer sites as we are always being warned to go the manufacturer as the generics might cause probs.

    Cheers muchly, will do some examining - if any of means anything to me.

    H.
     

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