Wireless adapter with 64-bit driver, wireless or USB?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Ken, Sep 13, 2008.

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    Ken Guest

    I don't care whether the adapter is bus-mounted or USB. Who makes a
    decent wireless adapter with a 64-bit driver?

    Ken, Sep 13, 2008
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  2. I am using a OvisLink Router (WL 1000R) with AP (and Firewall). No drivers,
    self-configuring for the most part, very decent! I have downloaded DVD size
    ISO's thru it in a mere couple of hours.

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Sep 13, 2008
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  3. Why aren't you doing some research on your own and checking
    the web sites of the various vendors to see if they specify
    either XP Pro x64 or Vista x64 support and/or drivers,
    depending which system you have, and then you'll have a
    better idea of which ones will work and which ones probably

    I know I put a Belkin wireless PCI card in my XP Pro x64
    system and it was immediately recognized and drivers loaded
    from what was included in the system installation.
    Bobby Johnson, Sep 13, 2008
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    Tom Ferguson Guest

    Tom Ferguson, Sep 13, 2008
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    Ken Guest

    Actually,I have been doing some research with google. What I find is
    that most people have had difficulty with finding adapters with drivers
    that work well with Win XP 64. In addition, I feel that posting a
    question in a newsgroup is part of research. I have a firm belief that
    it is a waste of time to re-invent the wheel. If anyone is out there
    who has the information of a unit that does or does not work well with
    the provided drivers,then I am always very grateful. I have learned
    from you that an Belkin wireless PCI card (model?) works, so for that I
    am grateful.

    Ken K
    Ken, Sep 13, 2008
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    Dennis Pack Guest

    Since you don't indicate which x64 operating system you're using.
    Ralink and Broadcom are 2 chipsets that have 64-bit drivers for XP x64 and
    Vista x64. Refer to http://ralink.rapla.net/ for a list of wireless devices
    from Ralink. There are other chipsets with x64 drivers that I haven't tried.
    You have to determine which chipset the wireless device is using to know
    what drivers are needed.
    Dennis Pack, Sep 13, 2008
  7. Any of the Atheros cards should work, at least with Vista 64. You don't
    specify OS so...

    (Atheros cards are often, but not exclusively, listed as "a/b/g" cards.)
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 13, 2008
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    Ken Guest

    Dennis Pack said the following on 9/13/2008 1:46 PM:
    Sorry. I assumed that since the forum is windows.64bit that implied
    Windows XP Pro 64-bit, which is the program I am using. I had thought
    Vista was Microsoft Vista, but I see that it is Windows Vista. Sorry
    about the confusion.
    Ken, Sep 13, 2008
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    Ken Guest

    Ken said the following on 9/13/2008 9:24 AM:
    This is Windows XP 64-bit, not Vista.
    Ken, Sep 13, 2008
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    Tom Ferguson Guest

    Tom Ferguson, Sep 14, 2008
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    Tom Ferguson Guest

    Tom Ferguson, Sep 14, 2008
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    Ken Guest

    Ken, Sep 14, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    Barb Bowman, Sep 14, 2008
  14. yes. or a/b/g/n. I actually have one here for the Ferrari but it won't work.
    :( Appears to draw too much current from the slot. )
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 14, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    Barb Bowman, Sep 14, 2008
  16. D-Link. Don't remember the number and it's in the other room. But the new
    a/g/n one. Bought for life with my DIR-655, and not used now. Not a happy
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 14, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    Barb Bowman, Sep 15, 2008
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    Mr. Vista Guest

    Vista is also considered to be part of 'Windows'.

    Hence the 64bit version of Vista could be discussed here.
    Mr. Vista, Sep 15, 2008
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    Mr. Vista Guest

    That link does not appear to include the Edimax EW-7318USg at
    Whilst the driver download link at the base of the page does not list an
    XP64 driver, this unit uses a RaLink chipset, and there is an XP64 bit
    driver at their support page:


    It uses the RT257x chipset, so select the 2nd download link from the top of
    the page, which includes "XP 32/64" support. Voila!.

    By the way, I own one of these units, and they are excellent, and include
    the facility for connecting an external antenna.
    They comply with IEEE 802.11g & IEEE 802.11b Standards.
    Mr. Vista, Sep 15, 2008
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    I just want to thank you for this information. It has been extremely helpful to me. I have been struggling for some time about this issue and am confused no more. THANK YOU!
    konabrown, May 14, 2011
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