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My WNA3100 adapter won't install; it practically freezes on "Detecting Adapter...". I read that Windows 7 sometimes installs these automatically, and mine did that, but I don't see the Wireless Network Connection list icon on the sidebar. What's wrong, and how can I fix it?

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If the resource CD does not work then I would recommend you to download the installation software for the adapter from the below link:


http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17393


Install the adapter using the software available on the link above.


I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.


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Anand

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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I'm trying to install netgear n300 wireless adapter model #WNA3100 and it is stuck on "detecting adapter" what do I do!


How about telling us what is stuck?
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I just bought the NetGear wireless adapter today. the process runs smoothly until it asks me to hook the wireless adapter. A box pops up stating "detecting wireless adapter" it stays like that...


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The software looks like it operating correctly (runs the installed diag, tries to detect, etc.), but
the software isn't having any luck finding the hardware.
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Other (remote) possibilities:
(a) Wi-Fi adapter plugged into a bad USB port. - try another port.
(b) there's a little corrosion on USB contacts of USB port or WNA3100. Try plugging adapter
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Sep 04, 2011 | NetGear WirelessN 300 USB Adapter WNA3100

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I have a netgear wna3100 wireless adapter and have been trying to install it. I have ran the netgear CD that came with the package, but once it gets to the stage of detecting adapter and I plug in the...


You can manually access the routher by typing 192.168.1.1 into the web browser once it has connected to the internet. You then can set up wireless access points and set a WEP, etc for security. This would also allow your adaptor to connect to the router once you have set everything up. The default username and pass for routers is usally: User: admin ...password: password


Please accept if this has helped you!

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Netgear does not have Windows 2000 drivers for this product. They are only showing drivers for Windows XP, Vista, and 7.

Mar 02, 2011 | NetGear WirelessN 300 USB Adapter WNA3100

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During installation, getting stuck on "detecting


Please restart your computer system. Try to reinstall the device only after installing the software first. Then please insert your adapter.

Jan 08, 2011 | NetGear WirelessN 300 USB Adapter WNA3100

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Not detecting adapter


I have a solution!!! The issue is with your antivirus software. I believe you have KASPERSKY antivirus software on the computer and that is what causing the issue. Please uninstall KASPERSKY and then retry the installation of the adapter. I strongly believe the adapter would succesfully install. Now you can go ahead and reinstall the KASPERSKY. Have a nice day!!

Regards

Anand Gupta

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