Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Belkin Wireless USB on Vista x64

I've had the darndest time finding drivers for the Belkin Wireless USB Adapter (F5D8053 ver 1) that work in Vista x64.

Their version 1 driver won't load but, to their credit, they don't claim that it works with 64 bit Vista.

Their version 3 and version 4 drivers load but only connect every 3 or 4 attempts.

Fortunately a bit of googling paid off in the form of the chipset: the Ralink rt 2870.  Downloaded their drivers and they work like a charm.  Even comes with an incredibly well written WLAN utility.  If I were Belkin I'd ship that instead of the one that Belkin ships...

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