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Problems with a Belkin Wireless USB Adapter

Q: Problems with a Belkin Wireless USB Adapter

Hello everyone,
I have just built a new PC as of last night and I am having problems connecting to the internet. I bought a Belkin N150 F9L1001 USB adapter for the computer so I could access the internet but, sadly, it is not working for me. The problem is that every couple of minutes while I am connected, it will show my network as not having any internet access. When this shows, I troubleshoot the program and windows shows that it had reset the network adapter (because "the default gateway is not available) and then I'm connected to the internet again. I've been all over the forums here and have tried to fix the problem to the best of my abilities. I have even tried using the adapter in a different computer, which worked, so I know we can rule that out. Anyways, any help provided would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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A: Problems with a Belkin Wireless USB Adapter

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Bought this adapter a few hours ago, and after attempting to install it, have decided to console trusty techspot for advice. Basically, I followed the "Easy 2-Step Guide" that Belkin provide, to its entirety, and the result was that when I opened up the Belkin wireless utility it couldn't find a signal, or even a network.

So, first thing's first: move closer to the router. So I did...to about 1.5m away, and still nothing. Hmm. Then, after much playing around with useless settings in the utility I decided to call Belkin support. The guy spent 20 minutes getting me to do this and that, and ended up saying that I had to change a channel or something on my BT router. Does anyone know if this could be the answer to getting connected to the network, and if so, how do I change the channel thingy?

As always, any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!

A:Belkin G USB Wireless Adapter Problems

some obvious things to check first;

is the router configured to ALLOW wireless (it can be off)
did you check your pc device mgr to see if the device is enabled


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Hi. I recently installed Windows Vista home premium x64 on my Athlon 64 system and
plugged in my Belkin F5D7050 wireless G usb adapter, only to find out that,
of course the drivers didn't work. Went online, using my laptop, downloaded the latest and greatest drivers and I installed the driver and the device still doesn't work.
For instance, when I set it to search for wireless networks nearby (which it
should find mine), the activity light on it doesn't even flash once. It
hasn't flashed ever since I plugged it in after installing Vista. So my
question is, is there a driver that would work with my adapter, and if there
isn't could you recommend a low cost wireless usb adapter that would work
with Vista home premium x64? Thank you for your help, sword182.

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Ok i installed windows 7 few days back the RC and i tried to install the Belkin USB Wireless adapter drive, now its installed and i restarted my computer now after restart and login it will connect to the internet for like 2-5mins and then disconnect when i try fix it totally looses connection and there no way getting it back unless i restart it again.

I find it strange how it works for few mins and just doesn't work at all and tottaly loses connection, anyone have any ideas why it isn't working?

Thank you,

A:Belkin USB Wireless Adapter Problems...


Try dis-abling IPv6 support in sharing and network>adapter>pick adapter>dbl click>properites>uncheck ipv6

let us know how it turns out


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Firstly Hello

Right, to the point, i run a Belking wireless G gaming adapter through which i use my xbox 360. My NAT type is moderate and i don't know how to change it!

I have changed all the settings on the router itself, following advise from forums etc. and i know that all works, as i have connected my xbox to my laptop via network sharing and that all works. So i know its a problem with the adapter. I really dont know what to do, ive searched the internet forums and no one seems to have the same problem. Has anyone got any ideas?

A:Problems with Belkin Wireless G Gaming adapter

If it is like my wireless D-Link gaming adapter, you connect it to the PC via the LAN port and access the software built into the gaming adapter by typing its IP address into the browser address box. Once you access it, you can make any changes. You will need instructions as to what IP address to use. Go to Belkin's website for specific info.

I'm actually using my adapter not for a gaming console but for a PC.

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i have been trying to uninstall the program belkin wireless g usb network adapter from my system. the add/remove will not do it nor will the cd that came with the product. i am running with ms windows 2000 pro. this is the adapter that plugs into the usb port. belkin part # fsd7050 version 2000. any & all all help would be appreciated!

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Hi guys I am Andrew and I recently installed the Beta Release of Windows 7 well the issue I am having is that when ever I run the CD it says that it is not compatible, well I am using an F5D7050 adapter and a 1444 router. So is there anyway to bypass it to make it think it is Vista? It is compatible with Vista, Xp, and previous versions. Also after upgrading is there a way to downgrade back to XP which is what I am running, Windows XP Pro SP3.


A:Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter Driver Problems

Hi, IFailed, and welcome to the forums.

Yes, see Compatibility Mode

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I recently moved into my new place, with no convenient place to put my computer using a wire to my router. (Orange live box)
So I decided to buy a "Belkin: N Wireless USB Network Adapter"
I can't seem to get it to connect.

Anyone got any advice on how to connect this device, i'm not sure wether or not it is my router or belkin that is being a pain in the bum.

A:Solved: Belkin: N Wireless USB Network Adapter connection problems

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Hello, this problem has really confuzzled me. I have just bought a new wireless USB adapter, ran it through the setup entered the password etc. Fine. Nicely connects to the router everytime (well ok most the time). But it cant seem to find the internet, which i know is there because my house mate has no problems with it. I've read quite a few complaints about this adapter. Is it worth just returning it and trying a different one? Or does anyone have any ideas?

It finds the submask, ip address, sets a channel automatically. One thing i noticed though is it doesnt create a gateway. (i asume cos i cant find the net). I did have internet before but they were wired. I've since then disabled the normal ethernet adapter and disabled the old connections. So i dont think theres anything conflicting.

Please help?!!
Thank you in advance i really appreciate it.

A:Belkin Wireless adapter - can connect to the adapter, but not the internet!!!

I'm going to guess that the IP address that it finds is 169.254.x.x and the subnet mask is, right? It's really NOT connecting to the router, which is why you don't have a Default Gateway or DNS servers.

You don't have to disable the wired interface to connect wirelessly, there's no conflict.

I'd suggest you first disable the encryption and see if it connects. If it does, then you need to make sure you enter matching passwords for the encryption on each end. Note that for WEP you should ONLY use the HEX password, do not use the passcode option.
Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

The name of your ISP and country of residence.
Make/model of the broadband modem. If dial-up, please specify.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2.

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I have been experiencing wireless wifi connection problems with my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop. I am running xppro (I went from vista to xp pro..took a long time as I am slow) Anyway, I read that you can add another wireless network card as a work around, in the event that the internal wireless card breaks/dies.

I bought a BelkinWirelss G USB network adapter- F5D7050 and tried to install it on this laptop. I was able to install it on my IBM T23 and Gateway laptop. I had to disable the radio on the gateway before it worked. The IBM is old and has no built in wireless card. ON my HP pavilion dv6000, I slid the wireless button to disable and also went into device manager and disable there too.

For some reason after loading the Belkin in, it does not find any wireless networks. I called Belkin and spoke with their help desk but they were not helpful. My question, short of disabling my HP wireless card, do I have to remove the actual software (uninstall broadcom ) so the computer will look only at the belkin software?

My HP laptop, warrantied expired 2 months ago. Any help would be appreciated..

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I have a Microsoft Wireless Network Router and a Microsoft Notebook wireless 11g adapter and they work great. I am running the Base station on a desktop running Windows XP and the laptop is running Win 98. I bought a Belkin wireless USB 11b adapter for a third desktop running Win 98 but can't get the belkin adapter to connect to the network? Any advice or help would really be appreciated.
TIA for any help!!!

A:Using Belkin wireless adapter with Microsoft Wireless Router

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Hey, i just upgraded from windows XP to 7 and i need to install the wireless adapter or else i cant use the internet but when i try to install it, it says it cannot find the driver, now i have all my old files from my computer on there so the driver is there but it wont use it and whenever i try to install it it doesnt work, please help otherwise i cant use that computer for the internet

A:Belkin wireless g adapter

Tell us your motherboard and we will tell you where to get your driver.

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Hi! Just wondering if you guys can help me out...
I just got a new pc with Vista Home Premium x64. Here are the specs
Athlon 64 X2 6000+
512MB GeForce 8600GTS

It works fine except when I have tried to install my Belkin USB wireless adapter. I went to Belkins site and it told me to download the Ralink drivers, which I did. Nothing. Vista tells me that the device is working properly, but the light on the adapter is not lighting up, and Windows does not pick up any networks at all. I tried the PC with a second, identical adapter to see if it was the device causing the problem, but I have gotten the same response, which lead me to think it was an issue with Vista.

If anyone could provide me with some advice I would be very grateful.

A:Belkin Wireless Adapter

no one?

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I have recently set up a wireless network using the Belkin N Wireless router. The router's connection to the internet is fine, and all three of the laptops connected to the network are able to access the internet.

As my PC did not come with a wireless card, I am using the Belkin N Wireless adapter supplied with the router. After initially installing the provided software and plugging in the adapter, I could not find my home network using the Belkin Wireless Utility, I could only see several secure local networks (indicating that the adapter at least was working).

However, after uninstalling and reinstalling the software, Windows refuses to identify the adapter, with a system tray window stating that a device that I have plugged in has malfunctioned, and directing me to the USB root hub, which defines the adapter as an unknown device, furthermore the Belkin software now displays no connections whatsoever. In addition, the LED on the adapter is not on when it is plugged in.

I am running Windows XP SP2.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I have trawled the internet and exhausted my own ideas as to what the problem could be. After emailing Belkin, I was twice sent an automated response telling me to disable WLANcfg.exe, although I can't find any such program in the system directory or elsewhere.

A:Belkin N Wireless Adapter not working

"... the LED on the adapter is not on when it is plugged in."

Assuming that's a power LED, that could be a dead adapter. Plug it into a USB in another computer and see if the power LED comes on.

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I have a desktop pc that the ethernet card died in so i just went and bought a belkin wireless usb adapter

it just does not work ... If i reset my modem it works for one second then stops

it used to hang on waiting for network when trying to connect
now i have gotten it to connect but it goes to limited conectivity.

I have disabled my onboard network card
ive removed all networks on my wireless list
i have run the network connection wizard
ive done
TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

i have tried turning off the security on router
ive tried to change the channel
ive tried changing the name on router
i am able to connect all my other laptops and wireless gadgets to this router


A:Belkin wireless usb adapter not working

Ever considered the device may be faulty?

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I just ordered this adapter after trying a netgear wireless card that crashed my computer. After I ordered, I read lots of negative reviews on amazon about it. Has anyone used this adapter and what happened? Thanks for anything, Buck

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I wonder if anyone has got this one to work, I've tried everything, I did have problems with it on Windows XP also, but always got it to work after a while, but now it seem impossible to get it working and im in desperate need for help!

I've installed the latest drivers and when it tells me to plug in the USB adapter, I do that but then it says it can't find it but it did install the software and such so I reboot a few times to see if it starts working, but no, it just wont work, i've done the compability thing also but still doesnt want to work.

A:Belkin N1 Wireless USB Adapter (F5D8051)

I have the same problem with the N Wireless Adapter. Worked fine in XP-32, not detecting in 7-64. Really need this, you know.

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I have recently purchased a belkin F6D4050 N150 Enhanced Wireless USB Network Adapter and installed the driver from belkins site. The adapter stays disabled regardless of me trying to enable it. I have been trying to solve this for days!! I have followed your instructions and the ones on the other thread but now I don't know what to do Please help

A:Belkin wireless adapter problem

Quote: Originally Posted by antbtr

I have recently purchased a belkin F6D4050 N150 Enhanced Wireless USB Network Adapter and installed the driver from belkins site. The adapter stays disabled regardless of me trying to enable it. I have been trying to solve this for days!! I have followed your instructions and the ones on the other thread but now I don't know what to do Please help

Hi antbtr and welcome.

First we are going to need your system specifications, and network setup so we know what we are dealing with.

Can you tell us if you are using homegroup for your network?

What kind of encryption are you using?


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Hi all members.

I read alot topics on this forum to try solve my problem. I found in here 2 topics about Belkin Wireless G USB adapter , but still i have a problem

I describe whats the problem .

I try to instal on my Windows 7 x64 b.7000 drivers for belkin w g usb adapter f5d7050

I download drivers 4 belkin usb adapter f5d7050 ver.3(like I read about it) - before install i change in install file the compability for all users to windows xp , but it dont wanna install(I get a error)(the product only supports Win200/Winxp32/Vista32/Vista64) , then i switch compability for windows vista and instaler go on,
While installer is going it ask to connect adapter to usb ,what i do, but it seems dont find any anyway .
After all when instalation is finish i just get information that device dont work proply , and the light in adapter never go on

I try update drivers from menage device but still device is not working

I really dont know what else i can do

Mayby that will be some clue
i install Windows 7 on separetly partition "E" , so I have on c: vista , and on disc e:Win7 , but in windows 7 mode i cant see partition with Windows vista(I can see just in Disc menagment, that she still there),
. when i open windows vista i see all partitions.
did it make any sense?
I can make some screens if it help .

anyway my main problem is to instal belkin drivers 4 adapter to WORK fine,

Please help, and sory for my english but thats my second language

Regards tasman

A:BELKIN Wireless G USB adapter Problem- again

When you did the update driver in the device manager did you browse to the belkin folder in your program folder.

I never had to install the driver with any compatibility. I just installed it then I just updated the driver in the device manager and going into the program files/belkin/model number and then it started to work.

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Hi i have a wireless adapter and it wont connect it says the drivers are missing i don't have the install disk and i cant seem to find any drivers on the net for it is there anyway i can get a driver for it to make it work?
if i dont i cannot connect to the internet nor do anything else so please help.

A:Belkin wireless G adapter f5d7050

Here is a link to the drivers - they may need to be installed in compatibility mode with the OS they are written for if you get an OS mismatch error :
To install a driver OR program in compatibility mode - right click the setup.exe file - click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with vista/xp etc - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start setup.exe and install.

link - Belkin : Support : F5D7050 Wireless G USB Network Adapter - Drivers

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Hi i recently upgraded to windows 7 from XP and in windows XP my wireless adapter worked perfectly, but now i have upgraded to windows 7 i needed to get a new v5 driver, but now i have that the adapter wont find the router, this is really annoying as witout that i cant get the needed drivers for teh computer aswell as anything else making it redundant.

If you need any info i have missed just ask, but as im not familiar with win 7 you may need to tell me how to get it

A:Belkin wireless G adapter F5D7050v5

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I've been using a Belkin wirless adapter on an older laptop and after 20 minutes of use or so it will be hot and Windows will no longer recognise it or use it. I installed all the correct drivers and they appear to be up to date. So I'm not sure what is wrong. It

It seems that if I have it on a USB extender then it becomes unrecognised about 30mins after use.

It's model number is F6D4050 v1
And the 28days to return it to the shop has long passed.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Belkin Wireless USB adapter getting hot and being unrecognised

sounds like a faulty unit - it should still be under warranty for a year

have you tried it on any other laptop - that would probably be the next thing i would do

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Hi everyone. Lately had a problem with the wireless signal dropping on my Belkin wireless adapter. It happened at anytime. After reading on the forums about changing channels I thought I would change the drivers first.
Looking on Belkin website and finding the drivers for Window 7, 32/64 bit, I found the ones I wanted (I think). Did a system restore then loaded the new ones in. The old ones if you want to call them that looked like they were uninstalled at the same time.
Lets see if this does the trick. I never fancied changing the channels cos I would have to do it on the laptop also and I have this uncanny knack of messing things up.
The advice I guess I am putting forward is to try to update drivers before doing anything else AND do a system restore point before you start, it only takes a minute.
Cheers everyone for all your good advice.

A:Drivers for Belkin Wireless adapter

Hi raccoon19,

Did your solution of reinstalling the drivers first end up working? Let us know if not, and we'll try to help out.


Windows Outreach Team

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Recently, i bought a new BELKIN wireless g adapter. The adapter keeps on dropping connection and i can't even download a 200mb file without it dropping. My friend has that adapter and somehow he made it work but he says it was like 2 years ago, he can't remember how he did it. Can anyone PLEASE say how to fix it because i can't be bothered to look for another adapter


A:BELKIN Wireless G Adapter Problem

I'll be watching this thread, because while I can't offer any help, I've had a similar problem with a Belkin N adapter. I don't think that it is as bad as you described, but that makes it no less annoying.

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The problem is my internet keeps disconnected every few minutes from a full strength signal.
I checked my driver details and it says version 2 drivers are installed I've uninstalled V2 and installed the V3 drivers numerous times but it still says I'm using V2, Ive installed the drivers off the CD, downloaded them off Belkins own website numerous times, but I still have the same problem.
The model number is F5D8051
Wondering if this would be the problem and if not then what?

A:Belkin N1 Wireless USB Adapter Version 3

Are you using WEP encryption? I heard that WEP encryption can cause disconnect problems. If yes, try WPA or preferaby WPA2.


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i have a Belkin f5d7050 wireless g network adapter, i just installed a fresh copy of Win XP pro sp2, after i installed the drivers and such for my adapter and it detects my network and then when i go to connect to it and enter the encryption key it will go to aquiring network address and nothing more, the last time i let it go for 6 hours straight and it never did connect it just kept aquiring network address. ive tried everything i know to do. any help would be greatly appreciated, i just dont understand it worked perfectly on my win 200 pro system...

p.s. im using a linksys wrt54g router


A:Belkin wireless g adapter problem

Which version do you have? Pull out the PCMICA card and it should tell you?

Ver. 5
Ver. 6

These two were more stable than prior versions.

I have had purchased 4 of the Ver. 5 never had a problem with them. I know one thing I did find out the other day is that, the cards can only handle low packets. If you do anything like high impact packeting for AV media streaming then you'll run into hipcups on the AV media content.

Otherwise for general data swapping and internet surfing they make and excellent choice.

Okay back to your problem, what I would do is this:

1. Hook the laptop up using wired ethernet cable and disable the wireless
2. See if you can get a connection directly to the Router
3. Open a DOS prompt and type: route print > c:\route print.txt
4. Under run type: notepad c:\route print.txt
5. See how the connection to your Router went when you use the Route Print
6. If all is a go!, Then enable the Wireless and wait for it to connect

In step 6 it should connect right away when you connect unless your not using the right key for WEP. I would recommend using WEP 128-bit A instead of HEX. Also change the key to something new in the Wireless Router. Once you are setup under Belkin Wireless Utility change it to allow XP Pro SP2 Wireless Management. To me this works much faster then what the 3rd Party Belkin offers.

Also make sure you update the firmware for the Belkin as it does change.

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Hey im currently having difficulty installing the belkin usb network adapter 75d7051 driver for vista im running vista home basic with a 32 bit operating system. Every time i install the driver from the belkin site it seems to install but doesnt leave an icon on my desktop. If anyone could help me it would be really appreciated

A:belkin wireless usb adapter problem

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I have Windows 10 and 7 on the same computer, as you could probably guess, I'm 'downgrading' from 10. I plug my wireless adapter into my computer running the brand new Windows 7 installation and it makes the 3-chime "dundundun" sound, which I think means there's an error. It shows up in the device manager under Other Devices as "802.11ac NIC" (or was it 802.11n?) with a /!\ on the icon. There's an ethernet listing right below it with the same icon. I've plugged it into all USB ports, 2.0 and 3.0. It's a Belkin F9L1108TG (F9L1108v1). I lost the CD that came with it and Realtek's website is down so I can't download drivers from them as I've read is necessary. Belkin's website does not supply the driver for this model. I don't have ethernet access to my router/modem from my computer (it's a desktop) so I can't run Windows Update or anything. I've downloaded multiple driver packages from third party websites on my W10 OS as a last resort, but they didn't work. I didn't have to go through this with my old W7 setup a long time ago. What do I do from here?

A:Belkin Wireless Adapter not recognized

Welcome to the forum,

Can you post the hardware ID's of your Belkin, like this,

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Emachines EL1300G-02w
Had windows XP Home Edition with sp3
Now it has windows 7 the wifi was working fine but I shut it down and came back next day and there was a red X on top of my network icon I have tried to reinstall the belkin disk but it tell me there is no driver

A:Belkin N Wireless USB Adapter F5D8053

Uninstall the wireless adapter in Device Manager and reboot and let Windows search for the driver.

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Unlike using this device on an XP machine, plugging it into the USB port does not result in automatic installation.

Vista 64 doesn't seem to have a usable driver installed. Or does it?

So, assuming that there is no pre-installed driver that I can use, where can I find one?

Many thanks.


A:Belkin 54g USB Wireless Adapter - Driver?


Drivers available here>

Belkin : Support : F5D7050 Drivers

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I recently bought a N+ Belkin adapter, as my old adapter did not support Windows 7 and our household is upgrading to an N router soon.

The USB adapter (model number F5D8055) works fine on a vista desktop that is connected to the router, and will seemingly install on my Windows 7 rig, but it will not detect any wireless networks, or even enable. When asked to enable, it says it is enabling, claims to be enabled, and then continues to not work.

CD, of course, will not install drivers, as they are vista-only. The online drivers don't seem to work, nor does manually installing the 64 bit vista drivers from the cd.

Any ideas on how to make it connect? I'm fairly certain it's a driver compatablility issue

A:Belkin Wireless N+ Network Adapter Issue

Install the drivers in Vista compatibility mode..

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Hi, I just bought a new Belkin N750 USB wireless adapter today to replace my old cisco USB adapter well I install the drivers and software that came with it and everything loaded correctly and showed that there was connections available. I connected to one of the available connections and it connected but it says identifying the network well after a bit it says unidentified network and won't connect to the internet. Where I live we don't have access to the routers as the are controlled by the rental agency and I can't get access to them or the rental agency won't help out also. But anyways I can connect to the networks with my old usb adapter but not with the new one. My computer is Windows 7 64 bit and if anyone needs anymore information just let me know. So if anyone can help it would be great. Thanks.

A:Solved: Belkin N750 DB wireless USB adapter

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Hello, I have a F5D8055v2 Belkin Wireless N+ USB Wireless Network Adapter which im having problems with in windows 7 64-bit. I have tried the following steps in order to try to make this adapter work

1) Downloaded and installed the latest drivers
2) Run the disc which came with the adapter in vista compatibility mode and normally.
3) Installed the drivers from the disc directly from the windows driver install wizard from the device manager.
4) Just connect the adapter and let windows install the drivers without a disc or program but this failed and said "Drivers could not be sucessfully installed"

All these steps have been attempted and none of these work. The problem I have been getting is that the drivers would install all fine and windows would detect the wireless adapter and the adapter would light up but the problem is when I go to enable it in the adapter settings I click enable and it says "Enabled" but it doesn't change it to enabled, it stays at disabled so there is no way i can get the adapter to work.

I have tried 3 other wireless adapters like the Netgear WN111, some dual rangemax netgear adapter and a TL wn321g and all have failed to work with my computer so im starting to think that there is something wrong with my computer and not the adapters.

I am in desperate need of help so if anyone here knows how I could fix this please post here ASAP. I would highly appreciate your help and effort.

A:Belkin wireless adapter not working for windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by DeadlyCheese

I have tried 3 other wireless adapters like the Netgear WN111, some dual rangemax netgear adapter and a TL wn321g and all have failed to work with my computer

Welcome to SF, DailyCheese. Can you get anything to work on your usb port?

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my network adapter has worked ever since i got it a year ago, but today i decided to get all the dust and build up out from the inside, so i unplugged everything and did so, and now when i plugged everything back in i get the found new hardware for my network card so i put in the cd and it said it was not digitally signed by microsoft, i clicked install anyway and it wont find the files on the disc to complete the install. I restored the computer to a previous day and nothin changed, and my wireless network i was using was erased somehow. I also downloaded the driver system file it was asking for on the cd "BLKWGU.sys" but now it doesnt even recognize that its a network adapter so it doesnt ask for that file anymore, it asks for the .inf file but when i point it to the correct location it says the information needed to complete setup is not in there. if anyone can help please do, it would be greatly appreciated!

Belkin F5D7050_V4 is the model number

Thank you

A:BELKIN F5D7050_V4 wireless network adapter

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Hi there

Been having some odd issues with my wireless adapter for a while. Every time I boot my computer or wake it from sleep, it doesn't recognise my Belkin wireless adapter. This is resolved quite simply by removing it and putting it back in. Bizarrely, if I take it out and put it back in immediately it doesn't work, I have to wait at least 5 or so seconds before putting it back in. It works perfectly well afterwards, I have no issues with it. I know it's a fault with the adapter as I have tried another adapter on this PC and it doesn't do the same thing. The only reason I use it is because the other one periodically seems to slow my connection to a crawl or give me limited connectivity on the WiFi, but that's another thread entirely! I figured this issue would be simpler to solve.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Belkin Wireless G USB network adapter issues

Quote: Originally Posted by mlunberg

Hi there

Been having some odd issues with my wireless adapter for a while. Every time I boot my computer or wake it from sleep, it doesn't recognise my Belkin wireless adapter. This is resolved quite simply by removing it and putting it back in. Bizarrely, if I take it out and put it back in immediately it doesn't work, I have to wait at least 5 or so seconds before putting it back in. It works perfectly well afterwards, I have no issues with it. I know it's a fault with the adapter as I have tried another adapter on this PC and it doesn't do the same thing. The only reason I use it is because the other one periodically seems to slow my connection to a crawl or give me limited connectivity on the WiFi, but that's another thread entirely! I figured this issue would be simpler to solve.

Any help would be much appreciated!

I'd have to know the exact model number of the Belkin adaptor in order to help you.

In most cases it's easier to simply purchase a newer wireless N adaptor like the D-Link DWA-140 for about 12 bucks on Amazon.

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I just upgraded a computer with a fresh install of windows 7. Everything went pretty smooth. got all the hardware and peripherals working NP, untill it came to the Belkin F5D8053 n.
Win7 didnt recognize it straight off, so downloaded the latest Vista drivers from belkin website as there was no win7 support . After about 3 attempts i got it working by doing the install with troubleshoot compatibility and setting it Vista SP2. Was working ok all night even after a few reboots. Then got up the next day and booted up, and it just seemed to have died for no reason. I've been trying for 2 days to get it working again since, and i'm out of ideas.
I've tried re installing the drivers in various different ways, using all the different OS compat settings for XP and Vista. tried older drivers, even tried generic ones, and the ones that win7 installs automatically, tried different USB ports, Tried doing a System Restore to the point when it worked. After searching through forums i found a guy who said he got it working by installing a particular Ralink driver, tried that no luck. The little blue LED comes on when you boot up and win7 tries to connect with the wireless, then the light goes off straight away and the wireless icon in the tasktray turns into the network symbol with a red cross on it and says there's no network present. The driver appears to be installed ok if you look in devices. I not long discovered If you go to the adapter settings on the left in Network and Sharing wind... Read more

A:Belkin F5D8053 N Wireless USB Adapter Problem

Here is a similar problem resolved by the person when QNA was running, but unfortunately it may be of no use to you, as it sounds as though you have already tried everything :

belkin F5D8053 wireless usb adapter disconnects in windows 7
here's the Answer (since I can't answer my own question, nor can I answer anyone else who asked this exact same question, as their questions are closed)
Here's what I did, it may or may not work for you.
Download the older Belkin Driver from their website here article
Uninstall whatever driver you have installed now from Add/Remove Programs
Once that is done, find the file you downloaded, right click on it and go to Properties.
Put a check mark in 'Run as Administrator' and change it to run in compatibility mode for Vista. (If Vista does work, retry all this with XP Svc Pack 2) Vista worked for me.
Now run the file.It should install and let you use your adapter.
Mine used to disconnect me about every 5-10 minutes and give an error that no drivers were installed. I would have to unplug and reinsert the usb adapter and it'd work again.
After doing this procedure, it's been up and running for about 2 days now with no disconnects!

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Windows Vista Ultimate (RED) Edition, 32 bit
PSU: Coller Master 610 Watts
Sound: Creative Labs Fatal1ty Edition (the first one, not the new version)
CPU: Intell Core 2 Duo 3.00ghz
RAM: OZC Gold edition, 4 gigs
HDD: 250 Gig Seagate
Opitical: Stock CD/DVD Read only Samsung

I have to have this desktop wireless, wireing it is simply not an option, so please don't post saying to wire it. I purchesed the Belking N1 Desktop Wireless Adapter, mainly becouse I have always had good luck with their products and they are generally rated fairlly high. I have installed the device as per the included directions. I have called Belkin and had the device replaced. I have called them and installed as they described and any which way in between. Nothing as worked.
I can get it to work for a short while and than it will lock my pc up and or cause it crash on end. The only remedy is to roll back the OS and take it out. Belkin keeps telling me that it is fine (the adapter) but that is bs if you ask me. I am currently using the pre-n version of that same adapter but it is not compatible with vista (although it does still work on it). I am pretty sure that the pre-n version is not in any way compatible with vista service pack 2 and most likly not at all with windows 7.
Any ideas from anyone as a possible solution? And yes I have updated the firmware and used that version.

A:Belkin N1 Wireless adapter for Desktop Not Working

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Hi guys!

sorry if this has been posted before.

I recently purchased a Belkin wireless network adapter for my HP windows 7 computer, and the checkout woman said it would work.

Unfortunately, it does not work. at first, it was just dodgy, connecting with only a small connection. It started getting better, but it would always cut out after a while.

A friend of mine tried to fix it, using lots of methods including the xlink kai method and others including downloading the drivers and another one which I can't remember. None have worked.

Has anyone got a really easy, fool-proof, easy understandable way to make this work please?

Any help is greatly appreciated!


A:Belkin wireless USB Network Adapter failing

Hi Wardy,
please fill in your system specs and provide the model number/s. This way more people will be likely to assist you

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I have read through the prevous posts on the other belkin wireless adapters and followed those steps to try and get my wireless to work. i was not able to do so. So, like anyother person who gets frustated, i looked to buy a new one. The thing is i really dont want to. Right now to get on the internet i am using my Cell phone conected through a usb port. I bought win7 last night. i have looked high and low for a solid answer on a wireless usb that will work. First can anyone solve my problem? Or if not, pleaase tell me one that will work from Wal-mart!

Steps when i inst win7

Downloaded win
created a fresh start
HOWEVER i can still run XP and there is a folder with all of my old windows xp files

A:Belkin F56050 wireless adapter not working

sorry make that F5D6050

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Hi there,

Ive got a laptop that im trying to link to my network and i'm trying to use a belkin wireless G USB network adapter that i had lying around. The probelm is i have lost the disk and need it to configure the settings and start using the adapter i think..

Is there anyway i can do it without the disk or how can i get the adapter to work with a simple download or something?

I can provide any information if needed..

Thanks for any help in advance.

A:Belkin Wireless adapter - LOST DISK


I have a Belkin wireless G Network Card for Desktop and the software is missing. I'm not sure if its the same for USB but I found if you go to www.belkin.com/support and select the product and the model and click on software and drivers you can find an up to date bundle and download it free. Just make sure it specifies SOFTWARE AND DRIVERS not just drivers and ensure that you select the the bundle that matches your version number.

Hope this helps

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the weird thing is that it used to work! then i uninstalled it to try a newer wireless adapter but it didnt work for some reason, so i took it back to the store and now my old one doesnt work either. yes i know there is a thread on this site exactly for my product and OS but the steps mentioned do not work for me and i dont know why. i am at the end of my tether! please help!!

A:Belkin g wireless f5d7050 adapter not working

It may help to remove the device from the computer then uninstall the old drivers from Device Manager and reboot. After it boots up insert the device and let Windows find drivers for it automatically.

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Help please! I have a Linksys Wireless Router set up on my desktop and have been able to network my husband's laptop without any problems. Now we have decided to add my son's desktop to the network. I purchased and installed the Belkin USB network adapter but cannot get the two computers to recognize each other. The desktop with the router has XP Home and my son's is running Windows 98. What do I need to do to get this darn network to work so he can access the internet and the printer?


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I am trying to use a Belkin Wireless G USB network adapter (version F5D7050) on a PC running Windows 7 64 bit. This adapter used to work fine, however, it suddenly stopped finding any networks. I tried to reinstall the software but it would no longer recognise the adapter. I bought a replacement adapter, however, when I try to install the software, I reach the screen that says "please plug in your usb adapter now" and when I do this nothing happens. I then get a message saying "notebook card not found. Please insert notebook card to continue". I have also tried downloading the latest driver and running this manually, but still no luck. Can anyone help me with this?


A:Belkin Wireless G USB network adapter problem

can we see a device manager screen shot - with at the devices attached

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here

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I was going to attack my dad's usb wifi adapter, but when I did, I saw NO activity on my belkin wireless indicator.
And the drivers only support Windows.
Drivers download: [http://www.belkin.com/us/support-article?articleNum=4657]

The laptop has these specs:
CPU Qty. 1
Name: IBM THinkpad

Operating System: Lubuntu 32bit
USB v1.0 Qty. 2
Memory Size: 493 MiB
Memory Cache: 8 KiB
Please tell me how to fix this! D:

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OK. I believed the hype, waited to buy a new computer until 7 came out. Been doing this since before there even WAS Windows, and it does it to me every time. Everything was supposed to work that worked with Vista, which was supposed to run everything that ran on XP, etc. - I got the computer, a Compaq desktop, got a Linksys wireless adapter to go with it. Wouldn't install. Wouldn't even recognize the dang thing was plugged in. Called Linksys, talked to some woman in Indonesia who told me there was no driver for W7 yet. Went back to BestBuy where I got the adapter, thinking they could help. Seems their geeks aren't any geekier than I am. Got a refund, bought a Belkin G family. At least the computer recognized that the Belkin is plugged in, and it knows there is a signal, but it refuses to connect. That's weird. Good signal, knows it is a Motorola adapter, but will NOT connect! Re-installed it in compatibility mode. It just laughs at me. Seriously, can I go back to DOS? Barring that, is there anything else I can do besides wait for an adapter to ship with a driver that works on 7?

A:Driver for Linksys and Belkin Wireless Adapter?

I was having issues also with Belkin's crap on my wife's pc. I could get it to work if I had the pc wired to ethernet and then installed the software. It would fail to load and then pop up a window asking to run with recommended settings. It wouldn't do this if the ethernet was unplugged. It would run in compatability mode XP and then it would work. As soon as the pc booted and I connected to a wireless network it would BSOD me within a minute or two like clockwork. I finally found a wireless adapter that does work with W7 and it works like a charm.

Customer Reviews Of LINKSYS WUSB300N IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft USB 2.0 Wireless-N Network Adapter 256-bit WEP, WPA and WPA2 Encryption Security - Retail

This is where I bought it. There is a review that says it doesn't work in W7.

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so i have searched the internet back and forth for an answer to this so i thought i would ask here! So i have an Belkin wireless g adapter f5d7050 version 4XXX drivers i have two computers one is a desktop and another a laptop both running windows 7 64 bit home premium! i plug in the adapter on my desktop it said cannot load drivers on WLAN 2.0 i install the drivers and restart and it works perfectly! Not the case with my laptop i plug it in it says can not find drivers for unknown device! I load the drivers and restart and nothing still the same message i go to device manager and there it is unknown device under universal serial buss controllers! so the device works that i know so does anyone know what the problem is?

A:belkin wireless g adapter unknown device

Welcome to the Seven forums.

On the laptop, find the folder in the applicable program files area
Belkin\USB F5D7050\Wireless Utility\Win7_32 (probably Win7_64 for you)

Double click on InstallDriver.exe and see if that works for you.

If that fails, you can contact Belkin directly:
Belkin : Support : Support Options

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