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Old August 8th, 2009, 08:59 AM
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Default WG111v3 Windows 7 RC Driver

Well I've just dual booted my pc (Vista & Windows 7 RC), however the netgear drivers wont seem to install on the Windows 7 RC. It works fine on Vista.


Is there any Windows 7 drivers anywhere?
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Old August 8th, 2009, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: WG111v3 Windows 7 RC Driver

Probably because Windows 7 drivers for your adapter haven't been released.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 01:08 AM
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Default Re: WG111v3 Windows 7 RC Driver

When do you think NetGear will release a Windows 7 driver for this card?

I recently installed Windows 7 on my desktop and now I can't use the internet because the most recent driver for the card is incompatible with it.
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Old August 9th, 2009, 09:39 AM
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Default Re: WG111v3 Windows 7 RC Driver

Probably best bet short term is to research which chipset your WG111 uses and see if there's a Win7 driver available from the chipset's maker's site.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 11:03 PM
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Well, Windows 7 is now in RTM, and I have downloaded it through my MSDN subscription. How are we going to know when Netgear releases drivers for the WG311??

Can someone from Netgear please find out for us?

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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: WG111v3 Windows 7 RC Driver

i have a working driver for this adapter for windows 7 for anybody who wants it. drop me an email and ill send it through :-)
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: WG111v3 Windows 7 RC Driver

i can also explain why the existing drivers dont work and how i got mine working if anybody is interested
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Old August 17th, 2009, 06:49 AM
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Default Re: WG111v3 Windows 7 RC Driver

The WG111v2 Vista 64-bit drivers install fine on Windows 7 64-bit.

What I did was installed the driver (which also installs the Netgear Wireless config app). Then I navigated to the Netgear folder and copied the "driver" folder to a new directory, and then uninstalled the Netgear driver.

Now, reboot and remove the USB Wireless Adaptor. When back to the desktop, plug the adaptor back in and follow the on-screen New Hardware prompts to point Windows at the copied drivers. Et voila - a working WG111 without the annoying Netgear wireless config app.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: WG111v3 Windows 7 RC Driver

for people using 32bit versions of windows 7, you will need to get the realtek driver for 32bit windows vista, as the adapter is based on a realtek rtl8187b chipset. please note these instructions only apply to the 32bit windows vista driver. the driver consists of 3 files, all with the same name, but different types of file. one of these is a setup information file. open the file in notepad, select edit, then select replace. in the "find what" box, type USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8187&REV_0200. in the replace box, type USB\VID_0846&PID_4260&REV_0200. then click the "replace all" button. save the file, then tell device manager to install the driver from whichever folder you have placed the driver file in. this should get the adapter working on windows 7 32bit. the reason the driver for vista doesnt currently work is because the hardware ID number that windows 7 assigns to the adapter does not match the hardware ID number in the setup information file. these instructions simply change the ID number so that it does match.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: WG111v3 Windows 7 RC Driver

Then I navigated to the Netgear folder and copied the "driver" folder to a new directory, and then uninstalled the Netgear driver.

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