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Belking wireless adapter install

After i installed the belkin driver software it told me to plug in the adapter. I plugged it into a USB 2.0 card i installed on my old computer running windows ME. When i plug it in, windows installs it as a USB host controller and i cant get it to recognize it as a network adapter. I even manually tried to install the rt73.inf file in the device manager but it said it does not contain information about my hardware (obviously since it thinks its a usb host controller), Do i need something else to make it recognize it as a network adapter?

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  • skyman2112 Sep 22, 2008

    Im installing from a download cause i dont have a cd, i got it on ebay. The software is supposed to be for windows me/2000. Belkin 54g is listed in the add/remove programs. How will the adapter show up in device manager once its installed? maybe its DOA.

  • skyman2112 Sep 25, 2008

    Downloading the driver ver 3.xxx was the first thing i did, i dont even have a CD. I even tried to manually install a network adapter. Still nothing. Thanks anyways

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Download the proper drivers from the belkin.com/support website,the issue will get fixed(download the manuals also)

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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When you are advised to connect the usb adapter, it will recognise it, then the usb host controller is installed to recognise the adapter,but it should continue to instal the driver and then recognise it as Belkin 54g, if not, then you need to keep the cd rom in and then force it to install the driver from your cd drive, but it may not be compatable with ME unles you have a windows 2000 driver.

When the installation is complete you should in any case have the belkin software icon on your desktop to set up the adapter, if not then the software has not installed fully.

It will also be listed in add/remove programmes if it's fully installed.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Sep 23, 2008

    it will be listed under usb devices, but should also be in network connections

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