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Madjoe

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WLI-U2-G300N on Windows7?!
« on: April 15, 2010, 08:32:55 pm »
   

greetings all,

 

I've brought a WLI-U2-G300N one year ago, i used on vista32 bits and works great on that, now i've change my operative system to Windows 7 64bits, and now dont work, i install the vista drivers, i search for windows 7 drivers and dont find anywhere, can anyone help?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Re: WLI-U2-G300N on Windows7?!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2010, 05:41:24 am »

This unit doesnt have drivers for windows 7 and is not supported for windows 7.


Madjoe

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Re: WLI-U2-G300N on Windows7?!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 09:56:53 am »
   

really? and Buffalo cannot make drivers for this product that make compatible with windows 7?! Its kind of stupid buy the thing for 60€ and just works till Vista, and probably Im not the only one having this problem.


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Re: WLI-U2-G300N on Windows7?!
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 01:27:56 pm »

I have the same problem!!

And I payed also 60€ ....

This is really stupid and would not happen  with  other companies like Netgear, Fritz and others.....

 

Sorry, but this was last time that I bought a Buffalo product........


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Re: WLI-U2-G300N on Windows7?!
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 03:53:18 am »

invisible wrote:

I have the same problem!!

And I payed also 60€ ....

This is really stupid and would not happen  with  other companies like Netgear, Fritz and others.....

 

Sorry, but this was last time that I bought a Buffalo product........


Why dont you check the prodfuct specs before buying? It never mentions anything about Windows 7. Oh i assume its also Buffalo's fault you didnt do this also!

PM me for TFTP / Boot Images / Recovery files  LSRecovery.exe file.

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Re: WLI-U2-G300N on Windows7?!
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010, 05:43:43 am »


davo wrote:

invisible wrote:

I have the same problem!!

And I payed also 60€ ....

This is really stupid and would not happen  with  other companies like Netgear, Fritz and others.....

 

Sorry, but this was last time that I bought a Buffalo product........


Why dont you check the prodfuct specs before buying? It never mentions anything about Windows 7. Oh i assume its also Buffalo's fault you didnt do this also!


 

Are you joking??

It never mentioned anything about win7 , because win 7 doesn't exsit at the time!

I had Win XP when I bought the WLI-U2-G300N two years ago....

Now I intstalled Win 7.......It is a normal thing that everybody whats to have the actual operating system!

And of course I accepted that Buffalo always update their drivers for the newest operating system, beacause they are such a high technological company,or not?

 

Come on ,do really want to tell me , that Buffalo produces hardware with drivers only for the existing operating systems  ??

 

Should I now buy a new Buffalo-Adapter only because it is to boring for Buffallo to write a actual driver?

 

I have many other Hadrware which are more then 4 years old and they all work on win7 , but only the Buffalo-WLI does not  !

 

 


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Re: WLI-U2-G300N on Windows7?!
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 08:11:58 pm »

Try this link and read the articial.  If this sounds like your problem DL and try the OEM CHipset drivers and see if it helps.

 

http://robotbutler.org/article/17

 

Good luck, God bless,  Have at it


Madjoe

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Re: WLI-U2-G300N on Windows7?!
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 04:20:22 pm »

This is not a bluescreen issue, the problem is that de OS dont detect the usb device, even so i'll try this solution, thanks for the feedback


Madjoe

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Re: WLI-U2-G300N on Windows7?!
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 05:31:17 pm »

After install RT2870 Wireless LAN Card still doens't detect the USB buffalo adapter :(


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Re: WLI-U2-G300N on Windows7?!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011, 02:07:36 pm »

I set out to fix this problem one morning after installing Win 7 64 bit.  I found what chipsets the WLI-U2-G300N used.

 

http://www.wikidevi.com/wiki/Buffalo_WLI-U2-G300N

The Marvell 88W8362 is the MAC controller.

The Marvell 88W8060 is the RF controller.

 

Now, take a look at this:

http://www.wikidevi.com/wiki/TRENDnet_TEW-624UB_rev_A1

 

The TRENDnet TEW-624UB rev A1 uses the exact same ICs (Integrated Chips).  A quick search for TEW-624UB A1 took me to their website to download drivers.

http://www.trendnet.com/downloads/list_subcategory.asp?SUBTYPE_ID=1082

I downloaded the zip attached to the driver link.

Then I had to use WinRAR to open the file as it doesn't open correctly.  (7-zip might recognize and open it, I don't know for sure)

I copied the files in the zip file to my hard drive.

Then I went into my device manager to install the driver manually.

***Look online for manually installing drivers in Win 7 if you don't know how.***

I pointed it to the Vistax64 folder, and let it start the driver install.

 

HERE is where I ran into something strange.  I let it run for a few minutes while continuing to do research on the Marvell chipsets.  It didn't look like finished (blue bar still going across the screen over and over), so I clicked the X in the top right to stop it.  When I looked at my Device Manager, it showed: TRENDnet TEW-624UB 300Mbps Wireless N USB 2.0 Adapter

 

I had to manually setup my wireless network with my WPA2 encryption, and VIOLA!!!!  I was working!  I disconnected the LAN cable and downloaded Passmark's Wireless Mon software to verify everything.  The transfer speed was over 3 Mb.  That's 3 MegaBITS, not megabytes.... per second.  I've got a 10Mb line, so that's not too bad.  Likely the site I was downloading it from didn't give me a 10Mb download speed, so it's looking pretty good.  WirelessMon showed the following info.

 

Strength -46 dBm 57%

Speed (Mbits)148

 

The max on the Netgear WNR834B I'm running is 270 Mbps.  Clearly I still have a little work to do between the router and the wireless adapter, but it's a really good start.  Likely it's an issue with either MIMO, or not using both antenas.  Oh, that's another point.  The Buffalo WLI-U2-G300N only uses two of the antenas.  One is just a plastic stump.  Still, I think I can get a higher connection speed if I get the MIMO working correctly in a 2x2 antena configuration.  Will try streaming HD after I tweak everything.

 

FYI, the Windows built in service (Wireless Zero Configuration I think it's called) will not always correctly identify the link speed. Mine went back and forth between 1Mb and 270Mb.

 

Hope this helps everyone!

 


Madjoe

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Re: WLI-U2-G300N on Windows7?!
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2011, 11:43:50 am »

sorry to take so long but I kind of forgot this forum and my g300n problem...

 

Yesterday i return here and found you solution, tested and actually works great !!! xD

 

Thanks a lot, ur a Hardware Guru alright !! I've x64 Seven and the g300n works just fine, no signal breaks, nothing, just perfect, Thanks a lot again !