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VM WNDA3200 network adapter drivers not compatible with windows 8

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    VM WNDA3200 network adapter drivers not compatible with windows 8

    I have just upgraded to Windows 8 Pro from the Consumer Preview. I am using a Virgin Media supplied Netgear WNDA3200 network adapter to connect to a Virign Media Superhub, but the drivers for the adapter don't seem to work with the release version of Win8. I had the same issue with the CP of Win8, but was able to resolve it by downloading the 1.2 version of the WNDA3100 driver from the Netgear website. I have tried this and all the other WNDA drivers including the windows 8 beta ones, but the adapter still isn't working.

    It seems odd to me that it would work in the CP, but not in the full release version of Windows 8.

    If anyone has any ideas as how to go about solving this issue, they would be much appreciated.


    After much frustration, I figured out the issue. It turns out that the adapter had defaulted to running one of microsoft's drivers, which was not working correctly. To get around this, you need to make sure you already have the driver installed, then search for "Device Manager" in settings (without quotes), and open Device Manager. Once it's open, sroll down to Network Adapters, and expand that. Then double click on the adapter. It should open a small window. Navigate to the 'Driver' tab, and select 'Update driver'.

    From there, go to 'Browse my computer for driver software', click 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer', and click the 'Have Disk' option. Browse to where the driver is installed (usually under ProgramFiles(x86)\Netgear\WNDA3200\Driver\Win764). Then continue with the wizard. Once it's installed (It may time out but it still works) unplug the adapter and plug it back in. This worked for me, so it may work for other people.
    Last edited by krikler7; 03 Nov 2012 at 09:23.

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