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wireless adapter keeps failing?!


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#1 danx55

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:53 AM

hi all,

my new win7 pc doesnt like my existing wifi adapter :huh: adapter was from my old xp pc and it install first time ok on new
pc - but now win7 often says it has failed - even though i can see that the router is still connected to the adapter ok

is it time for a new wifi adapter? or new driver ?

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:10 AM

What adapter do you have?

even though i can see that the router is still connected to the adapter ok

how do you know it is still connected?

Edited by techextreme, 20 November 2009 - 10:10 AM.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:28 AM

hi
adapter is called a bluenext

there is a connection light on router that is green when device is connected - goes red if nothing connected

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:48 AM

Might you possibly have the model number from the "bluenext" device?

Also, is it possible to get the "hardware id" from the bluenext device?

Photo Example of Hardware ID:

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Edited by techextreme, 20 November 2009 - 10:52 AM.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 06:49 AM

hi,

model is BN-WD54G

this is from device mgr details tab

USB\VID_148F&PID_2573&REV_0001
USB\VID_148F&PID_2573


hope that helps - wasnt sure how to add screen shot :/

thanks
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Posted 22 November 2009 - 10:37 AM

Your Bluenext USB Wireless device is based on a Ralink Chip.

Bluenext has not updated their drivers to the newest version provided by Ralink.

Your drivers should be in either this file ( USB (RT2870 /RT2770 /RT307X /RT2070 /RT3572) ) or this file ( USB (RT257x /RT2671 /RT520x) ) on the Ralink Website which is located here.

I have been trying to open the Installshield cab files but unfortunately, I'm not having any luck.

I would uninstall any drivers/utilities for your BlueNext device and try one or the other of these drivers for your USB Wireless Device. If one does not work, uninstall it before trying the other.

I'm sorry that this is kind of vague but as I stated, their cab files are quite hard to get into to read the inf file information to point you to the correct driver package the first time.

Hope this helps,
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 08:19 AM

hi,

thanks v much for that info - shall look into it

btw: do you know if there is still a repair function in win7 ala the lovely one in xp ? used to just right click on wifi icon and repair

many thanks
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 08:25 AM

Off the top of my head, I don't remember.

I think there is, but not exactly sure how to tell you to find it. When I do I'll post it for you.
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:52 AM

*UPDATE*

I have finally gotten into the Installshield files and found your needed drivers for your BlueNext Wireless USB Device.

Your drivers are located in this file ( USB (RT257x /RT2671 /RT520x) ) on the Ralink Website which is located here.

Just wanted to make sure you have the correct information.
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:02 PM

awesome! many thanks - will get that sorted asap :huh:

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 04:26 PM

hi,

right have installed the drivers and the config tool - so fingers crossed :huh:

many thanks
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Posted 29 November 2009 - 11:30 AM

well hasnt failed as yet :huh: fingers crossed still




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