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06-22-2011 07:13 pm
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Question
How do I install 2Wire 802.11g wireless adapter drivers for Windows 7?
Answer

Installing 2Wire 802.11g wireless adapter drivers for Windows 7

2Wire 802.11G adapters are compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 by using supplied Windows Vista drivers, available from this support site . This article outlines identifying compatible adapters and installation of supplied drivers.

Determine the driver type

First verify if your computer uses a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.

Most computers come with the 32-bit operating system.

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select and click Control Panel.
  3. Click System.

Determine which drivers are compatible with your adapter

There are currently two 2Wire 802.11G USB wireless adapters (Legacy and Current):

Download driver file

Once you have identitifed your adapter, download drivers from the appropriate link below

  • This is the Legacy adapter's 32 bit driver: http://www.2wire.com/pages/drvrs/TWWGUSB_TEMP.exe
  • This is the current adapter's 64 bit driver : http://www.2wire.com/pages/drvrs/2Wire_wireless_USB_Vista64.zip
  • This is the current adapter's 32 bit driver: http://www.2wire.com/pages/drvrs/2Wire_wireless_USB_Vista32.zip
  • Install driver

    After downloading the driver file to your desktop, right-click and extract the file (.zip file) or double click it (.exe file) and browse to your desktop. Install these drivers via the Device Manager.

    1. Click Start.
    2. Click Control Panel.
    3. Select Device Manager.
    4. Right-click the wireless adapter from the list ( it may be listed under other devices with a yellow "!" )
    5. Select Update Driver Software.
    6. Select Browse My Computer.
    7. Browse to the extracted folder on your desktop and select Next.

    After successful installation of drivers you can now configure your computer's wireless connection.