Go Back   NETGEAR Forums > Home Products > Wireless Networking Products for SOHO applications > Wireless Adapters > Super-G (108 Mbps) & 802.11g (54 Mbps) Adapters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old December 16th, 2007, 09:55 AM
pomlazka pomlazka is offline
Junior Member
NETGEAR Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4
pomlazka is on a distinguished road
Default WG111v3

Hi

A few days ago, I successfully installed the adapter in a Dell Inspiron 8000 running Windows 2000 Professional. For a couple of days I was able to surf the Internet.

Now, when I insert the adapter the blue light does not illuminate and Device Manager has a yellow warning sign against the USB device and clicking on Properties reports: "The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28). To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver."

I do so and after some searching c:\winnt\inf\usb.inf is displayed -- although puzzled as to why it did not display a file from the Resource CD that was running -- and when selected: "The installation failed because a function driver was not specified for this device instance" is displayed.

I have tried repeating the installation process. "Software Installation Complete" is displayed so I then click Next to continue with the hardware installation. "Insert USB adapter into your computer" is displayed. I insert the adapter (no blue light, though) and click Next but nothing happens.

Is the adapter faulty? Well, it works ok another Dell pc.
Is the USB port on the Inspiron damaged? I don't think so, because I can transfer files from two different USB hard disk drives.

Any advice welcome. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old December 19th, 2007, 12:30 PM
pomlazka pomlazka is offline
Junior Member
NETGEAR Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4
pomlazka is on a distinguished road
Default Re: WG111v3

*bump*

I visited http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/WG111v3.asp looking for drivers to download but all I could find (other than documentation files) was wg111v3_1_1_0_setup (about 14.1Mb).

I gave that a go. The software installation phase completed ok but when I clicked Next to continue with the hardware installation the following occurred:

"Insert the wireless USB adapter into your computer. Click Next."

I inserted the WG111 adapter into a USB port.

"Found new hardware"

"Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard ... USB Device ... An error occurred during the installation of the device. The installation failed because a function driver was not specified for this device instance."

Where can I download just the drivers it wants?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 1st, 2008, 03:03 AM
pomlazka pomlazka is offline
Junior Member
NETGEAR Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4
pomlazka is on a distinguished road
Default Re: WG111v3

* desperate bump *

Although I was able to install the adapter successfully under Windows 2000 Professional SP1 (see above), it seems there are a number of USB issues, e.g. restarting a machine from hibernation.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815834/

Therefore, I have now installed Windows Service Pack 4 and the Update Rollup but still receive the "function driver was not specified for this device instance" message (see earlier post).

Where on earth do I get this function driver?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 1st, 2008, 08:18 AM
pomlazka pomlazka is offline
Junior Member
NETGEAR Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4
pomlazka is on a distinguished road
Default Re: WG111v3

The WG111v3 works ok under Windows XP on another machine. So I copied three files: WG111v3.inf WG111v3.cat and WG111v3.sys to a floppy disk.

However, when I return to the other machine running Windows 2000 Pro SP4 + rollup and offer up this floppy disk (having checked the Floppy disk drive box) for the 'search for a suitable driver' option within Device Manager it ignores the WG111v3.inf file that is on the floppy.

When the adapter is inserted in a USB port on the Windows 2000 machine the device is recognised within Device Manager (under the USB section rather than network adapter section) with a exclamation mark against a yellow background. Incidentally, the WG111's blue led does not illuminate on insertion or thereafter.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old April 7th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Abhi09 Abhi09 is offline
Junior Member
NETGEAR Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
Abhi09 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: WG111v3

Hi There,

I just read your thread and I am facing the same duplicate issue. Did you find any resolution to this issue. If yes then do let me know.

Thanks,
Abhi
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 15th, 2008, 05:40 PM
wongie88 wongie88 is offline
Junior Member
NETGEAR Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2
wongie88 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: WG111v3

i have the same problem,
should i take the product back to the store and ask for a refund?
how can this problem be resolved as i have been trying to fix it for a while
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old December 8th, 2009, 10:51 PM
fastcomputerservices fastcomputerservices is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
fastcomputerservices is on a distinguished road
Default Re: WG111v3 Fix for XP SP2 Part 1

Symptoms: Blue indicator light does not come on when plugging in WG111v3 USB, windows add hardware fails to recognize driver installed by ver 1.4, 1.5 CD.

Step 1: Open C:\windows\inf\wg111v3

If wg111v3.inf is NOT listed, proceed to step 3

Step 2: Open wg111v3.inf, if it says something other than [Version]
Signature = "$Chicago$" then you have the wrong driver

Step 3: Create or Replace c:\windows\inf\wg111v3\wg111v3.inf with code:

;; wg111v3.inf
;;
;; NETGEAR WG111v3 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
;;
;; Copyright (C) 2007 NETGEAR Inc.
;;
;; this release is primarily for WHQL test.
;;

[Version]
Signature = "$Chicago$"
Compatible = 1
Class = Net
ClassGUID = {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Provider = %NETGEAR%
CatalogFile.NT = wg111v3.cat ;; for WHQL certified
DriverVer = 12/28/2007,5.1116.1228.2007

[Manufacturer]
%NETGEAR% = NETGEAR,NTx86

[ControlFlags]
ExcludeFromSelect = USB\VID_0846&PID_4260&REV_0200

;;************************************************ ****************************
;; IDs for X64
;;************************************************ ****************************
[NETGEAR.NTamd64]
%RTL8187B.DeviceDesc% = RTL8187B.ndi, USB\VID_0846&PID_4260&REV_0200

;;************************************************ ****************************
;; IDs for 2K/XP
;;************************************************ ****************************
[NETGEAR.NTx86]
%RTL8187B.DeviceDesc% = RTL8187B.ndi, USB\VID_0846&PID_4260&REV_0200

;;************************************************ ****************************
;; IDs for 98SE/ME
;;************************************************ ****************************
[NETGEAR]
%RTL8187B.DeviceDesc% = RTL8187B.ndi, USB\VID_0846&PID_4260&REV_0200

;;************************************************ ****************************
;; Windows 98SE/ME
;;************************************************ ****************************
[RTL8187B.ndi]
DriverVer = 12/28/2007,1116
AddReg = RTL8187B.win.reg, RTL8187B.common.reg, RTLWLAN.reg
CopyFiles = RTL8187B.CopyFiles98

;;************************************************ ****************************
;; Windows 2000/XP
;;************************************************ ****************************
[RTL8187B.ndi.NT]
AddReg = RTL8187B.nt5.reg, RTL8187B.common.reg, RTLWLAN.reg
Characteristics = 0x84
BusType = 15
CopyFiles = RTL8187B.CopyFiles

[RTL8187B.ndi.NT.Services]
AddService = RTL8187B, 2, RTL8187B.nt5.Service, RTL8187B.nt5.EventLog


;;----------------------------------------------------------------------------
;; RTL8187B Parameters
;;----------------------------------------------------------------------------
;;************************************************ ***************************
;; Windows 98SE/ME Parameters
;;************************************************ ***************************
[RTL8187B.win.reg]
HKR, Ndi, DeviceID, 0, USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8187&REV_0200

HKR,Ndi,CardType,,"PNP"

HKR, , DriverDesc, 0, "NETGEAR WG111v3 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter"
HKR, , DevLoader,,*ndis,*ntkern,*ndis
HKR, , DeviceVxDs,,wg111v3.sys
HKR, , EnumPropPages, 0, netdi.dll, EnumPropPages

; NDIS Info
HKR,NDIS,MajorNdisVersion,1,03
HKR,NDIS,MinorNdisVersion,1,0a
HKR,NDIS,LogDriverName,,RTL8187B

; Interfaces
HKR,Ndi\Interfaces,DefLower,,"ethernet"
HKR,Ndi\Interfaces,LowerRange,,"ethernet"
HKR,Ndi\Interfaces,DefUpper,,"ndis3"
HKR,Ndi\Interfaces,UpperRange,,"ndis3"

;;************************************************ ****************************
;; Windows 2000/XP parameters
;;************************************************ ****************************
[RTL8187B.nt5.reg]
HKR, Ndi\Interfaces, UpperRange, 0, "ndis5,mdcwifi,wifipro"
HKR, Ndi\Interfaces, LowerRange, 0, "ethernet"
HKR, Ndi, Service, 0, "RTL8187B"

[RTL8187B.nt5.Service]
DisplayName = %RTL8187B.DeviceDesc.DispName%
ServiceType = 1 ; %SERVICE_KERNEL_DRIVER%
StartType = 3 ; %SERRVICE_DEMAND_START%
ErrorControl = 1 ; %SERRVICE_ERROR_NORMAL%
ServiceBinary = %12%\wg111v3.sys
LoadOrderGroup = NDIS

[RTL8187B.nt5.EventLog]
AddReg = RTL8187B.nt5.AddEventLog.reg

[RTL8187B.nt5.AddEventLog.reg]
HKR, , EventMessageFile, 0x00020000, "%%SystemRoot%%\System32\netevent.dll"
HKR, , TypesSupported , 0x00010001, 7

;************************************************* ******************************
; RTL8187B common paramters
;************************************************* ******************************
[RTL8187B.common.reg]
HKR,Ndi\params\LedCtrl, ParamDesc, 0, %LED_CONTROL_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\LedCtrl, type, 0, "enum"
HKR,Ndi\params\LedCtrl, default, 0, "1"
HKR,Ndi\params\LedCtrl\enum, "0", 0, "Disable"
HKR,Ndi\params\LedCtrl\enum, "1", 0, "Enable"
HKR,defaults,LedCtrl,0,"1"
HKR,,LedCtrl,0,"1"

Continued Next Post
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old December 8th, 2009, 10:52 PM
fastcomputerservices fastcomputerservices is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
fastcomputerservices is on a distinguished road
Default Re: WG111v3 Fix for XP SP2 Part 2

;HKR,NDI\params\PowerSaveMode, ParamDesc, 0, %POWER_SAVE_STR%
;HKR,NDI\params\PowerSaveMode, type, 0, "enum"
;HKR,Ndi\params\PowerSaveMode, default, 0, "0"
;HKR,NDI\params\PowerSaveMode\enum, "0", 0, "CAM"
;HKR,NDI\params\PowerSaveMode\enum, "1", 0, "MAX_PSP"
;HKR,NDI\params\PowerSaveMode\enum, "2", 0, "Fast_PSP"
;HKR,defaults,PowerSaveMode,0,"0"
;HKR,,PowerSaveMode,0,"0"

HKR,Ndi\params\WiFi11bIbss, ParamDesc, 0, %WIFI_IBSS_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\WiFi11bIbss, type, 0, "enum"
HKR,Ndi\params\WiFi11bIbss, default, 0, "0"
HKR,Ndi\params\WiFi11bIbss\enum, "0", 0, "Disable"
HKR,Ndi\params\WiFi11bIbss\enum, "1", 0, "Enable"
HKR,defaults,WiFi11bIbss,0,"0"
HKR,,WiFi11bIbss,0,"0"

HKR,Ndi\params\bRateAdaptive, ParamDesc, 0, %RATE_ADAPTIVE_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\bRateAdaptive, type, 0, "enum"
HKR,Ndi\params\bRateAdaptive, default, 0, "1"
HKR,Ndi\params\bRateAdaptive\enum, "0", 0, "Disable"
HKR,Ndi\params\bRateAdaptive\enum, "1", 0, "Enable"
HKR,defaults,bRateAdaptive,0,"1"
HKR,,bRateAdaptive,0,"1"

HKR,Ndi\params\QoS, ParamDesc, 0, %QOS_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\QoS, type, 0, "enum"
HKR,Ndi\params\QoS, default, 0, "0"
HKR,Ndi\params\QoS\enum, "0", 0, "Disable"
HKR,Ndi\params\QoS\enum, "1", 0, "Enable"
HKR,defaults,QoS,0,"0"
HKR,,QoS,0,"0"

HKR,Ndi\params\CcxRm, ParamDesc, 0, %CCX_RM_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\CcxRm, type, 0, "enum"
HKR,Ndi\params\CcxRm, default, 0, "1"
HKR,Ndi\params\CcxRm\enum, "0", 0, "Disable"
HKR,Ndi\params\CcxRm\enum, "1", 0, "Enable"
HKR,defaults,CcxRm,0,"1"
HKR,,CcxRm,0,"1"

HKR,Ndi\params\CcxOffLineDurUpLimit, ParamDesc, 0, %CCX_OFF_LINE_DUR_UP_LIMIT_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\CcxOffLineDurUpLimit, type, 0, "word"
HKR,Ndi\params\CcxOffLineDurUpLimit, default, 0, "0"
HKR,Ndi\params\CcxOffLineDurUpLimit, min, 0, "0"
HKR,Ndi\params\CcxOffLineDurUpLimit, max, 0, "65535"
HKR,Ndi\params\CcxOffLineDurUpLimit, step, 0, "1"
HKR,Ndi\params\CcxOffLineDurUpLimit, base, 0, "10"
HKR,defaults,CcxOffLineDurUpLimit,0,"0"
HKR,,CcxOffLineDurUpLimit,0,"0"



;;----------------------------------------------------------------------------
;; NETGEAR WLAN NIC parameters
;;----------------------------------------------------------------------------
[RTLWLAN.reg]
HKR,Ndi\params\SSID, ParamDesc, 0, %SSID_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\SSID, type, 0, "edit"
HKR,Ndi\params\SSID, default, 0, "ANY"
HKR,Ndi\params\SSID, LimitText, 0, "32"
HKR,defaults,SSID,0,"ANY"
HKR,,SSID,0,"ANY"

HKR,Ndi\params\Channel, ParamDesc, 0, %CHANNEL_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\Channel, type, 0, "int"
HKR,Ndi\params\Channel, default, 0, "1"
HKR,Ndi\params\Channel, Min, 0, "1"
HKR,Ndi\params\Channel, Max, 0, "14"
HKR,Ndi\params\Channel, Step, 0, "1"
HKR,Ndi\params\Channel, Base, 0, "10"
HKR,defaults,Channel,0,"1"
HKR,,Channel,0,"1"

HKR,Ndi\params\NetworkType, ParamDesc, 0, %NETWORK_TYPE_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\NetworkType, type, 0, "enum"
HKR,Ndi\params\NetworkType, default, 0, "1"
HKR,Ndi\params\NetworkType\enum, "0", 0, "Ad Hoc"
HKR,Ndi\params\NetworkType\enum, "1", 0, "Infrastructure"
HKR,Ndi\params\NetworkType\enum, "2", 0, "Auto select"
HKR,defaults,NetworkType,0,"1"
HKR,,NetworkType,0,"1"

HKR,Ndi\params\StaUapsd, ParamDesc, 0, %WMM_APSD%
HKR,Ndi\params\StaUapsd, type, 0, "enum"
HKR,Ndi\params\StaUapsd, default, 0, "0"
HKR,Ndi\params\StaUapsd\enum, "0", 0, "Disable"
HKR,Ndi\params\StaUapsd\enum, "7", 0, "Enable"
HKR,defaults,StaUapsd,0,"0"
HKR,,StaUapsd,0,"0"

; Wireless Mode, 2006.11.30, by shien chang.
;HKR,Ndi\params\WirelessMode, ParamDesc, 0, %WL_MODE_STR%
;HKR,Ndi\params\WirelessMode, type, 0, "enum"
;HKR,Ndi\params\WirelessMode, default, 0, "8"
;HKR,Ndi\params\WirelessMode\enum, "1", 0, "IEEE 802.11a"
;HKR,Ndi\params\WirelessMode\enum, "2", 0, "IEEE 802.11b"
;HKR,Ndi\params\WirelessMode\enum, "4", 0, "IEEE 802.11 b/g"
;HKR,Ndi\params\WirelessMode\enum, "8", 0, "Auto"
;HKR,defaults,WirelessMode, 0, "4"
;HKR,,WirelessMode, 0, "4"

; For PSP XLink mode, 2006.09.04, by shien chang.
HKR,Ndi\params\PSPXlinkMode, ParamDesc, 0, %PSP_XLINK_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\PSPXlinkMode, type, 0, "enum"
HKR,Ndi\params\PSPXlinkMode, default, 0, "0"
HKR,Ndi\params\PSPXlinkMode\enum, "0", 0, "Disable"
HKR,Ndi\params\PSPXlinkMode\enum, "1", 0, "Enable"
HKR,defaults,PSPXlinkMode,0,"0"
HKR,,PSPXlinkMode,0,"0"

HKR,Ndi\params\FragThresh, ParamDesc, 0, %FRAGTHRESH_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\FragThresh, default, 0, "2346"
HKR,Ndi\params\FragThresh, type, 0, "int"
HKR,Ndi\params\FragThresh, min, 0, "256"
HKR,Ndi\params\FragThresh, max, 0, "2346"
HKR,Ndi\params\FragThresh, step, 0, "1"
HKR,defaults,FragThresh, 0, "2346"
HKR,,FragThresh, 0, "2346"

HKR,Ndi\params\RTSThresh, ParamDesc, 0, %RTSTHRESH_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\RTSThresh, default, 0, "2347"
HKR,Ndi\params\RTSThresh, type, 0, "int"
HKR,Ndi\params\RTSThresh, min, 0, "0"
HKR,Ndi\params\RTSThresh, max, 0, "2347"
HKR,Ndi\params\RTSThresh, step, 0, "1"
HKR,defaults,RTSThresh, 0, "2347"
HKR,,RTSThresh, 0, "2347"


; Added by Bruce, 2007-04-19.
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan, ParamDesc, 0, %CHANNEL_PLAN_STR%
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan, type, 0, "enum"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan, default, 0, "15"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan\enum, "0", 0, "FCC"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan\enum, "1", 0, "IC"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan\enum, "2", 0, "ETSI"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan\enum, "3", 0, "Spain"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan\enum, "4", 0, "France"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan\enum, "5", 0, "MKK"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan\enum, "6", 0, "MKK1"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan\enum, "7", 0, "Israel"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan\enum, "8", 0, "TELEC"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan\enum, "9", 0, "MIC"
HKR,Ndi\params\ChannelPlan\enum, "15", 0, "DOMAIN_FROM_EEPROM"
HKR,defaults,ChannelPlan, 0, "15"
HKR,,ChannelPlan, 0, "15"

HKR,,DefaultKeyID,,"0"
HKR,,DefaultKey0,,""
HKR,,DefaultKey1,,""
HKR,,DefaultKey2,,""
HKR,,DefaultKey3,,""


;************************************************* ******************************
; Destination Directory
;************************************************* ******************************
[RTL8187B.CopyFiles]
wg111v3.sys,,,2

[RTL8187B.CopyFiles98]
wg111v3.sys,,,2

[DestinationDirs]
RTL8187B.CopyFiles98 = 11
RTL8187B.CopyFiles = 12

;;************************************************ ****************************
;; Source Files
;;************************************************ ****************************
[SourceDisksFiles]
wg111v3.sys = 1

[SourceDisksNames]
1=%DISKNAME%,,,

;************************************************* ******************************
; Strings
;************************************************* ******************************
[Strings]
NETGEAR = "NETGEAR Inc."
SSID_STR = "SSID"
CHANNEL_STR = "Channel"
NETWORK_TYPE_STR = "Network Type"
LED_CONTROL_STR = "LED Control"
WIFI_IBSS_STR = "IBSS Default 11b Mode"
RATE_ADAPTIVE_STR = "Rate Adaptive"
QOS_STR = "QoS"
WMM_APSD = "WMM APSD"
CCX_RM_STR = "CCX Radio Measurement"
CCX_OFF_LINE_DUR_UP_LIMIT_STR = "CCX Max Off-Line Measurement (0: unlimited)"
FORCE_PRIORITY_STR = "Forced Priority"
HW_PARA_STR = "Init from HwParaFile"
THREE_WIRE_MODE_STR = "Three Wire Programming Mode"
BOARD_TYPE_STR = "Board Type"
PROTECTION_MODE_STR = "Protection Mode"
TPC_STR = "Transmit Power Control"
TPC_POLARITY_STR = "TPC Polarity Select"
HIGH_POWER_STR = "High Power Mechanism"
INIT_GAIN_STR = "Initial Gain State"
CW_MAX_MIN_STR = "Contention Window"
PSP_XLINK_STR = "PSP XLink Mode"
FRAGTHRESH_STR = "Fragmentation Threshold"
RTSTHRESH_STR = "RTS Threshold"
CHANNEL_PLAN_STR = "Channel Plan"
WL_MODE_STR = "Wireless Mode"

;; Source disk name
DISKNAME = "NETGEAR WG111v3 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter Driver Disk"
RTL8187B.DeviceDesc = "NETGEAR WG111v3 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter"
RTL8187B.DeviceDesc.DispName = "NETGEAR WG111v3 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter Vista Driver"

Step 4: Create or replace wg111v3.cat Created Friday, January 11, 2008, 11:15:14 AM (you will have to find it)

Step 5: Create or replace wg111v3.sys Created Friday, December 28, 2007, 2:02:12 PM (you will have to find it)

This will enable Windows Zero Configuration to work for Wireless and enable the blue light on the adapter. This will NOT guarantee the Netgear Smart Wizard to work, however. You will have to find WG111v3.exe created Tuesday, July 01, 2008, 9:34:48 AM

It's a long shot, but apparently the only reply with half an answer after TWO YEARS!

I still like Netgear(quality), except for their support. Like every other company.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old December 18th, 2009, 07:20 PM
robvargus robvargus is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1
robvargus is on a distinguished road
Default Re: WG111v3

I'm having the same problem installing the WG111v3 on a Dell Dimensions XPS B800R system. The device works fine on my newer laptop but will not install properly on my older Dell. The blue light does not turn on and I have the files listed in the previous posting in my c://windows/inf/WG111v3 folder. If anyone has a solution please share.
Thank you.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:25 AM.