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.
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