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Old 11-22-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default Windows 7 and Belkin N Desktop Adapter

Just recently installed Windows 7
Have a Belkin f5D8001 wireless n adapter

Can't get the wireless to work

I contacted Belkin - rep said drivers aren't out for windows 7 and wouldn't be out for at least another month.

Any work around?

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Old 11-22-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Windows 7 and Belkin N Desktop Adapter

If there's no drivers for 7, I'm afraid your only work around is going to be using it on another operating system - i.e. most likely there aren't any feasible workarounds! You could use it with a linux livecd if it's supported, but again that's probably going to be fairly inconvenient and not that practical.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the lesson here is look carefully at the small print before you buy... just be glad drivers are in fact coming out shortly!

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Old 11-23-2009, 07:20 AM   #3
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Have you tried using the XP/Vista drivers?

Sometimes they will work. If not, you're stuck w/o interent for a month.
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