Question about 2wire (1000-100052-000) 802.11g/b Wireless Adapter

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Computer will not recognize device nor install it even with drivers

When I plug in the network adapter into the computer (before or after the computer starts up) it becomes labelled as an "unknown device". The 2wire cd that comes with it then becomes useless because the only option on it is to "configure" the adapter, which it cannot do since it does not detect the adapter.

I went to the 2wire website to download the drivers there (for vista x64), but the drivers do not come with any kind of an install guide/wizard. I decided to save the drivers anyway and have the Found New Hardware wizard use them instead to install the adapter. It didn't work- the wizard claimed that it found no driver software for my adapter.

I'm very confused of what to do next. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

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  • MuffyLooWho Aug 17, 2008

    I have the 802.11b adapter. It works wonderful on my home computer, but I was trying to install it on my friend's computer temporarily so I could fix her computer and install an anti-virus from the web. My friend's computer does not recognize the adapter. It's running XP Pro 32-bit. The device becomes labeled as "other" and then it will not recognize the drivers I have to install it. I cannot find any solution to my problem anywhere. I've talked with the 2wire people as well as MS and they basically tell me to buy a new adapter.

  • grumpvinson Oct 12, 2008

    Computer will not recognize device nor install it when try to load driver it say can not recognize device . I am running xp on two coputers and they both do the same

  • 2wire Dec 10, 2008

    I did a recovery on my computer and now

    i have to download some of the porgrams i had, but thats not

    the problem, the bad part is that after the recovery my computer

    does not recognize my 2wire wireless adapter, the lights on it

    are on, but the computer does not recognize the device, they

    told me i need to reinstall it, how do i do it?

  • falcon33 Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. The 2Wire adapter is not recognized. When I download the x64 bit Vista driver - it does not come with installation software - and Vista does not recognize it. I have posted a ticket with 2Wire but they have yet to respond back.



    Anyone else find a solution yet?

  • BigDogMom Dec 28, 2008

    This is driving me nuts... got the kids new computers for christmas... both with vista 64bit... the usb adapters were never used because my laptop was the computer used for internet use. Tried to install the QWEST software, went to 2Wire and got their download, I've tried several different ways to get these adapters recognized, even chatted with a QWEST tech person... they told me they had nothing to help me... I am hoping to use these adapters and not have to buy the little silvers ones... what's the difference in these adapters... one is grew and one silver both have the same number? All I want to do is get these computers online

  • mcs04 Jan 08, 2009

    When I plug in the network adapter into the computer (before or after the computer starts up) it becomes labelled as an "unknown device". The 2wire cd that comes with it then becomes useless because the only option on it is to "configure" the adapter, which it cannot do since it does not detect the adapter.

    I went to the 2wire website to download the drivers there (for vista x64), but the drivers do not come with any kind of an install guide/wizard. I decided to save the drivers anyway and have the Found New Hardware wizard use them instead to install the adapter. It didn't work- the wizard claimed that it found no driver software for my adapter.

    I'm very confused of what to do next. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

  • alwazbizie Feb 04, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. I've been on the phone with the AT&T people for the 2wire wireless usb adapter 5 times and have found no help. We've tried everything. The 2wire worked on the old computer but can't install on the Windows Vista 64 bit. Doesn't recognize device, download from website doesn't work. I shouldn't have to buy a new wireless modem and another wireless adapter to get the internet to work. Help!

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    When I plug in the network adapter into the computer (before or after the computer starts up) it becomes labelled as an "unknown device". The 2wire cd that comes with it then becomes useless because the only option on it is to "configure" the adapter, which it cannot do since it does not detect the adapter.

    I went to the 2wire website to download the drivers there (for vista x64), but the drivers do not come with any kind of an install guide/wizard. I decided to save the drivers anyway and have the Found New Hardware wizard use them instead to install the adapter. It didn't work- the wizard claimed that it found no driver software for my adapter.

    I'm very confused of what to do next. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

  • giltan Apr 30, 2009

    i have the same problem, as my computer crashes every few months and i have to reinstall internet on it everytime i find a new solution, sometimes it is just not recognized in one usbport and sometimes I call tech support, working on getting my internet back.. if solution found, will post

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seems we do need signed 64bit drivers within hardware. Since our old or current adapter doesn't have it, meaning we would need a new adapter that has it. I think the problem with 2wire and other ISPs using their products is that they don't reveal specific model names, numbers, etc on each to help us recongize what we need.

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Plug it in after the computer boots it sgould work after that

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2Wire is not one of the most User/Customer friendly companies around and I would do as advised - get a good LinkSys adapter to go with the LinkSys router and that will really simplify the installation.

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