Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-26-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
Beta Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: sweden
Posts: 1
Default Wireless adapter stopped working - works fine on laptop

I used the wireless adapter(Netgear - WG111v3) on my computer for weeks without any trouble at all.
(At the time i installed it, I remember I found out it didn't work/didn't work well on windows 7 so I downloaded some driver or something -- Don't really remember -- and it worked fine.)

The computer:
Windows 7, 64 bit
8 GB ram

Suddenly, today, it stopped working...
I have tried a lot of drivers and even tried installing Vista 64 bit drivers (something that worked for someone in some thread), but it won't work..

The adapter is recognized by the computer, but the smart wizard won't launch.

I try to launch it and nothing seems to happen, although the process is listed in task manager..


I tried installing it on my laptop - which is also using windows 7 64 bit and has 3 GB ram.

On my other computer it installed the software and then told me to plug in the adapter and press next.
As I did so, a little box came up saying "System initialization..blabla.." and then it just shut down.

On my laptop however, after the "System initialization" box showed up, it continued. Asking me to either use WPS to connect, or manually enter the network info.

for some reason, my other computer(not the laptop) doesn't go as far as my laptop does..


I disabled the windows firewall and my third party firewall - it still does not work.

I come to the box saying "System initialization.. Please wait.." and it shuts down.
The smart wizard launches (nothing shows on screen, but I can see it in the task manager, under processes) and a little notification comes up telling me that the drivers have been installed


I checked the driver installed on my laptop and my desktop computer.
They were the same, exactly the same.
Both from NETGEAR, both the same version, the same date.
I also checked which drivers they used and it was the same 2
torchi12 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0