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Rangebooster n 650 DWA-547

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    Rangebooster n 650 DWA-547


    Hey guys, i am in need of help. No matter what i do i cannot get the drivers for the card to work. Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Welcome to Eightforums! Do you have the Wireless Manager that came with the adapter installed? Does the adapter show in the device manager?
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    I don't quite get what you mean by Wireless Manager, but it does show in device manager, albeit as "networkcontroller".
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    According to the manufacturer, the adapter ships with a disk with management software. In device manager, under network adapters, you should see the Ethernet and wifi adapters. Was this board an add-on or included with the build? In Network and Sharing, on the left side under Change Adapter settings, do you see the card?
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    Sorry for the late reply, was out of town. The card is one i added myself, as the old one died on me. It did come with a disk with drivers and the like, but when i install it, it says to insert the card. I have obviously done that. It does not show under network and sharing, although windows does recognize it (sorta), as when i try to install drivers for it via device manager it shows the name of the card when it fails.
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    Nothing? Been waiting for quite a while now.
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    The best chance is using the v8.0.0.162 drivers in compatiblity mode. It may help to use 802.11n Only mode with WPA2 security and AES encryption.

    I can't find any Windows 8 specific drivers for this legacy device.

    You can get these drivers from the link below.

    D-Link DWA-547 RangeBooster N 650 Desktop Adapter Driver | Laptop Software

    Windows 8 Compatibility Mode | The Digital Dilemma
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thanks a lot, i'll try those.
    EDIT: I got it to work! Thanks a lot, you just saved me from buying a new one!
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