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Netgear WNA3100 Driver Problems

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#1 dmvox


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 12:57 PM

My Netgear wireless adapter randomly disconnects on a daily basis. It's not just disconnecting from my network but it's as if I'm unplugging the USB. When it does this device manager no longer displays it, no exclamation point, no unknown devices. I do not have problems with any other USB devices. There have also been rare driver related crashes.


I have switched ports, front and back. I've reinstalled drivers many times. I installed the drivers without the wireless genie. I've tried another adapter that is the exact same model. I've google searched numerous times and it looks like a lot of people have the same issue but are always just told to reinstall drivers. Nothing shows up in event viewer other than the times that it crashed windows. Other drivers are up to date.



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:30 PM

"I've tried another adapter that is the exact same model." Do you have the same problem?

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:42 PM

"I've tried another adapter that is the exact same model." Do you have the same problem?

Yes. My roommate uses the same one and does not have this issue. If i plug his in and give it 2 hours it still happens.


Edit: He is running windows 7 not 10 however

Edited by dmvox, 21 December 2015 - 01:47 PM.

#4 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 06:14 PM

I am not going to tell you to re-install your drivers - I merely note that Netgear have a driver for Win 10 here -




This driver is v2.2.0.4 so if that is the one you have there is little to be gained by re-installing it. I have a WNA1100 which I had similar problems with after being assured it would run on Win 7, it didn't. I had to wait another six months for Netgear to bring out drivers that did work.


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