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WNA3100 Stops working (windows 7 64bit)

by andymc12 / February 5, 2013 9:15 PM PST

Hi,

I have a problem I believe with the WNA3100 driver for my N-300 Netgear USB adapter. It stops working randomly and won't work again until I reinstall the software, then it works fine again. It seems to happen more when I'm downloading something or streaming. I'm using the 2.0 driver at the minute but I've also tried an earlier version to no avail, same problem.

Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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Have you tried other make/model adapters?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2013 12:06 AM PST

The drivers and such are not open source so if they fail, we change the hardware.

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by andymc12 / February 6, 2013 1:45 AM PST

No I haven't tried any other adapter yet. This one isn't very old so I wanted to see if I could get it working properly again before I spend money on something else. It came with a CD with the driver on but unfortunately I've lost it. You download the driver from the netgear site.

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/19878/~/wna3100-software-version-2.0

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You can try it on other PCs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2013 2:11 AM PST
In reply to: Hi

Sadly the cost to test, diagnose a stick like this exceeds the cost of a new one. You've tried the usual but I only have what you share here. Such does fail if there are trojans and other things but unless you tell more I can only think it's a failed device.
Bob

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Don't!
by Beauenheim / February 17, 2014 4:49 AM PST
In reply to: Hi

This adapter (actually any netgear adapter) has been the bane of my existence.

They just won't be stable. Doesn't matter which OS, or which driver.

I have never gotten any of these to work without dropping or resetting my USB ports. It's an awful buy.

But blame broadcom and their awful chipset.

I know it's a grave dig but to anyone else searching these errors on google, there is no fix, return your WNA(Anything) and get a different adapter.

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