A couple of years ago I bought this Wifi antenna dongle from DealExtreme.
802.11g 54Mbps High Power 1000mW USB 2.0 WiFi Wireless Network Dongle
Years passed and I wanted to try it out a couple of days ago. I discovered that Windows 10 didn’t auto-install it. There was some driver-problem.
Also, there have been some discussions about exactly what kind of chip that’s in this device. It seems like the manufacturer using different chips sometimes for unknown reasons.
But I did manage so solve it with my device and here is how I did it:
The driver I needed was called:
As you can see in the driver name, it says Win7. But the driver was usable for me and I run Windows 10 64-bit.
If you have plugged in this device, I suggest you uninstall it from Windows Device Manager and also unplug it.
Search Google for the drivers and download them from some site that you trust.
Again, the driver is called: RTL8187L_WindowsDriver_Win7_6.1316.1209.2009_UI_1.00.0145.L
(I downloaded from this link. not sure it’s safe. DL at your own risk)
After you have downloaded the ZIP file, extract it. But before you execute the installation. Set the install-file to run under Windows 7 compatible mode.
You do this by right clicking on the file and go into “Properties”. You’ll see the settings somewhere in there.
Run the installation, restart your computer and plug in the USB Wifi Dongle again. Hopefully it will use the new drivers this time.
First off, I didn’t not write this code. I might have modified it but I’m not sure since I’ve had it around for quite some time.
If you’re the creator, thanks! It’s been handy. And comment and I’ll add a “credit-link” in this post. 😉
The code to get the value, text or string or whatever you choose to call it is so easy to use, short and it’s handy in many different kind of applications.
If you’re writing a Scraper in VB.net, this is a perfect Function that surely will be useful for you.
Lets say you have a string with the following content:
"Erik Johan Jonas Johanna Martin David"
And you want to pick out the name between Johanna and David:
Dim FindIt As String = GetBetween(Haystack, "Johanna", "David")
So, I used Dim in the same line to set up a string to store the text we’re picking out and then used the function called GetBetween to extract the text.
There will be spaces that you might want to use Trim on since I didn’t include the space as a prefix and suffix when using the GetBetween function.
The code is in the full post. Follow the link!
Continue reading VB.net: Get a String between 2 words(any text) inside a larger string – Supereasy!
pViewer is a Image Viewing application for Windows. It’s really fast and does it job with perfectly, both when it comes to starting up the application itself and then to display the next images.
It got a minimal UI which I like, no unnecessary bloated features that take up memory and extra time to load.
If you want to see the features and settings, just right-click somewhere inside the application to bring up the menu where you got a couple of features among other things and settings.
The reason I think pViewer was made with less features, whistles and bells than most other image viewer application is the loading time. I have not asked the programmer but I bet a dollar that pushing the performance of just displaying the images was his/her main focus.
So don’t you dare to put this application on nothing else than a SSD or a RAMdisc. 😉
It’s does pretty much anything at least I would expect from a application like this. Small and fast don’t really fit feature rich, but as for just viewing images it’s a good application.
But there’s one thing that annoy me so much. After installation it made the default icons for some of the Image-formats change to it’s own icon, which I’m not that fond of.
Whats the point of this? And it’s not even a setting to reset the icons to Windows standard icons and also not a choice when you install it, not one that I could find at least.
One great thing is that it’s Open Source and I really respect programmers that have been working hard with a application and made both it and the source free to the public!
Visit pViewers website, click here!
Super Mario: Blue Twilight DX is a small Super Mario game, the graphic isn’t that great and you can’t play fullscreen but the game is still fun to play. The installation-file is about 25 MB.
Website: Super Mario: Blue Twilight DX
Warzone 2100 Resurrection – Free Real-Time Strategy War Game
Among strategy games, here is one that is a combination of action and strategy. This game is published by Eidos interactive. Warzone 2100 resurrection project is completely free and can be downloaded and played without any licensing issues.
This game is based on a futuristic situation where mankind is almost destroyed by nuclear missiles. Among the remaining people, you are the commander of the forces of The Project. Your aim is to rebuild the earth as it was by controlling your forces. The game offers a complicated extensive tech tree through which you advance. There are over 400 different technologies that you can uncover. In Warzone 2100 resurrection project, you will have a wide variety of weapons and units. You need to use this to come up with the best tactic during gameplay. This game requires good planning and strategic skills. You can play this game in different modes – campaign, tutorial, single-player, multi-player and skirmish modes. Each mode has been designed to give you a different experience in gaming.
Website: Warzone 2100 – Free Real-Time Strategy War Game