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If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. You are reporting the following post: Does that mean the chipset is incompatible with Windows 8 or 8. And neither did the WGv3 adapter. When I first start up, it connects and stays up for a while, then the adapter itself fails and I can’t get it to come back up.

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The only thing I can think of is that when I uninstalled those unused programs, it somehow deleted a file or driver that was needed for the Netgear WGv3 to work correctly like it had been, or corrupted one. Find the listing for Netgear WGv3 it should have a yellow exclamation mark and double-click it.

WG111v3 – G54 Wireless USB Adapter

Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: None of the programs I removed looked like they would have anything to do with networking or USB, but I must have effected one or the other when one of the programs was removed. Click Finish when the installation is complete And there you linosys it, a working WGv3 on Windows 8.

This is the root of our problem, and why we need the unofficial drivers.


Start-up errors with new Netgear WGv3. This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest. Documents or Desktop folder. You will get a warning that the drivers are unsigned. Hi all, having a problem I hope you can fix. Ljnksys to Drivers tab, then Update Drivers. The Hardware Installation screen may appear indicating that linksyx Adapter has not passed Windows Logo testing.

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When Windows has finished installing the driver, click Finish. Now it won’t stay connected.

It simply means that Netgear was too lazy to port their legacy drivers to a modern OS. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. I am using an old notebook while my newer one is in the shop.

Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Install them at your own risk. Discussion topics include Wi-Fi setups, So far, so good. Is the router setup per our forum sticky? Right click on Wireless Network Connection and select View Available Wireless Networks”- If you see your wireless network in the list, highlight it by ‘single’ clicking on it- Now click on the ‘Connect’ button below- If your wireless network is secured, it would ask you to provide the network key- Provide the wireless network key and confirm it again in the confirmation box and click “Connect”.


This will bring you to a list of all the hardware in your computer.

Ignore the window and click Continue Anyway to proceed with the installation since the Adapter has been tested and found to work with Windows XP. Choose to install them anyway. You will now boot into Windows in a special mode that will let us install our unofficial drivers.

And neither did the WGv3 adapter. The last official revision of the drivers is located below:.

Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. You are posting a reply to: Please try again now or at a later time. Then I started getting messages that I was low on disk space and needed to clean some out.