Okay, so I got this 2009 gateway computer for free I put it up in my room. Now, I wanted to get internet on it of course, but our modem and router is downstairs. There's no wireless card in the computer. So instead of hooking up with a really long ethernet cable or buying a wireless card I decided to get a wireless usb adapter.
I tried installing it right away into the gateway. But it kept on telling me that "device driver did not sucessfully install". I couldn't look up updates for the drivers because I have no internet. So after calling customer support I was able to locate the driver files I need on another computer and put it onto a flash drive. I go to plug in the flash drive into the gateway and it refuses to recognize it. I can see it on the task bar, but it won't open the files. It just says "safely eject storage device" or something along those lines. When I open up the device manager it says under "other devices" "unknown device".
So how do I access the drivers I need without the internet and without putting it on a flash drive?? Or how do I get the computer to at least let me access the flashdrive so I can then install the drivers I need for the adapter and then update whatever other drivers I need once I have internet?? Or is there another way? I'm really confused. I'm not the most tech savvy guy and pretty much just learned a little about drivers tonight. I have no idea what I'm doing lol. I just want internet on the computer. That's it.
Also the customer support guy said that it should work with the operating system and the compuer I have. It's windows 7, 64 bit. The model number for the usb adapter is F5D7050, it's a belkin wireless g usb network adapter. Please help me haha.