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Cannot install Realtek wireless usb adapter (Windows XP)


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#1 trickshot63

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:47 PM

Quite a while back I bought this on ebay. Well needless to say I lost the little installation disk immedietly. The little adapter has no markings written on it except for 802.11n. I do remember that it was a Realtek. I have tried like 7 drivers with no luck. Windows XP will not install it on it's on, even when I allow it to search on the net for a driver. Any help?



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

First thing to do is understand that You should most likely install the drivers and then plug in the USB adapter.

 

Try uninstalling any drivers that installed, Then go to the device manager and uninstall the adapter from there too.

 

Before You do uninstall it what hardware ID does it show?

That can be used to track down the hardware too. See the sample Image I posted.

device-id.jpg

 

Since You seem positive it is a Realtek, You could try these drivers from Realtek's website.

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=21&Level=4&Conn=3

 

Good Luck

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:30 PM

Roger, thank you SO MUCH for your help. I've been tinkering with computers for about 4 years now and I've never thought of using the details tab to help id the hardware. I put the info in google and BOOM, the first driver I tried worked. Thanks again!



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:06 AM

I'm glad to hear it worked and Thank You for reporting back

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