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    Default Belkin USB Wireless adapter

    This is fitted to a desktop PC and it has been running well up until last week.

    It will not connect to the internet at all and the PC now sees it as an unknown device.

    Is it time to get a new adapter?

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    Default Re: Belkin USB Wireless adapter

    You could try reinstalling the drivers (if you haven't already)
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    Default Re: Belkin USB Wireless adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Myth View Post
    You could try reinstalling the drivers (if you haven't already)
    Difficult to do when I can't connect.

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    Default Re: Belkin USB Wireless adapter

    Not a fan of Belkin. Got a Belkin router modem sitting in the cupboard that doesn't go properly. Also had 2 Belkin HDMI cables fail on me.
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    Default Re: Belkin USB Wireless adapter

    DSE have a D-Link for $49 - that's about all I can afford - and it comes with the drivers on CD.

    Unfortunately I can't find the CD for the Belkin.

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    Default Re: Belkin USB Wireless adapter

    Best thing if possible is to connect it to another machine to see if it detects it properly, but it does sound like it has failed.
    If you have installed any new software or updates just before this happened you could try a system restore just to eliminate software as the cause.

    I had the same thing with a cheap kamakuza one I got from first-in. Except it worked "perfectly" for less than a day before going toes up. I replaced it with a TP-link from pbtech which has much better range as well.

    Edit: you could try here http://www.belkin.com/support/
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    Default Re: Belkin USB Wireless adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Randal View Post
    the PC now sees it as an unknown device.
    Sounds like something has gone funny.

    I assume you have tried unplugging it and replugging it (maybe even to a different port?) - a bad connection could explain that problem.
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    Default Re: Belkin USB Wireless adapter

    I'd agree Agent_24

    I have tried downloading the drivers on to the Vista machine that doesn't like the adapter and I was told to plug in the adapter to complete the installation but plugging it in didn't complete the installation. (I used an ethernet cable but that is not a longterm option)

    The machine beeps appropriately when the adapter is connected and disconnected.

    I have just plugged the adapter into this machine and it gives "Not recognised" balloon.

    I'd say it was time for a trip to DSE.

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    Default Re: Belkin USB Wireless adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    Best thing if possible is to connect it to another machine to see if it detects it properly, but it does sound like it has failed.
    If you have installed any new software or updates just before this happened you could try a system restore just to eliminate software as the cause.

    I had the same thing with a cheap kamakuza one I got from first-in. Except it worked "perfectly" for less than a day before going toes up. I replaced it with a TP-link from pbtech which has much better range as well.

    Edit: you could try here http://www.belkin.com/support/
    Which TP-link one did you buy?

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    Default Re: Belkin USB Wireless adapter

    http://www.pbtechnz.com/?item=NETTPL0722 <- this one, cost more than that also
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