Wireless Dongle ?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by sindhara, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. sindhara

    sindhara MDL Novice

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    Neigbours son has a prob with his wireless kit(why anyone would want wireless when a good stout copper cable is infinitely more reliable defeats me though)
    Anyway he brings machine to the Towers and seeks one's help after much fannying about deleting and reloading drivers and such one got the bloody thing to work,worked ok after switch off and reboot but if I removed the dongle plugged into usb socket then rebooted, then reinsert same it asks g for the driver disk and reloads the driver,surely it the stupid thing should keep the dongle driver stashed away somewhere on the hard disk?is this normal?
     
  2. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    some dodgy belkin adapters do that, treats it like a new device every time you plug it in
     
  3. ancestor(v)

    ancestor(v) Admin
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    The easiest solution would be to just leave the dongle where it is...why would one want to remove and stick it in again at every system start?
     
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  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Not just belkin, but yes especially if you plug it into a different USB port than the one before.
     
  5. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Ditto..it is common windows....
     
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