Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Now, when used with the laptop, the adapter works permanently, even with the Wi-Fi switched off. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. You may want to try configuring like a standard WiFi device? Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. It appears in My Computer as a CD drive, with an autorun program that sets up the driver. Try right-clicking on the device when it’s plugged in, click on Explore, and in Windows Explorer you should see the Windows and Mac drivers.

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Search Advanced Search section: Fo like the driver didn’t install, or didn’t install properly. Back to Mac OS forum 2 total posts. Several functions may not work.

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The desktop doesn’t have Wi-Fi, so I can’t use the same solution as with the laptop. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. This adapter is from the brand Gigaware model If it’s actually a Wi-Fi adapter, it doesn’t look like it in the network settings.


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If you think the adapter is hopeless I’m open to buying a different one online, or even replacing the desktop. If you open the Network and Sharing Center, does it appear there? I’ve tried it with another computer.

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Scroll down to read the reviews: Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. From the first screen shot, it’s clear that the connector isn’t seeing your network, because it’s defaulted to the APIPA address of Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Using this adapter I’m unable to connect to the internet Windows 7while another computer using the same Ethernet cable connects just fine. Try clicking on the autorun program. This is the IP setting that I tried changing: At that point, for some reason, having the Wi-Fi for our network on allowed the adapter to auto-configure itself to connect to the same network. Welcome to BleepingComputera free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers.


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Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. I can’t figure out how to fix this on the desktop. Community Forum Software by IP. Sorry, there was a problem flagging fthernet post.

I tried to install it on my laptop with the program furnished in the adapter. There’s no product number, just the name.

You may want to try configuring like a standard WiFi device? Edited by TheN00bBuilder, 10 May – I can’t stand stupid for more than 5 minutes at a time.

It appears as a standard LAN connection, with no wireless settings or anything. I’am looking for a driver to install the adapter or any other solution.

That’s also the default IP address when you set up a workgroup.