USB Wi-Fi repair

By learninmypc
Sep 1, 2012
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  1. UNfortunately I let a person use my EDUP Wireless USB Adapter & I believe the person removed it without using the safe to remove process or by shuting down the pc correctly. Is there "any" chance it can be repaired? I do have the CD that came with it.
    I've tried reinstalling it on my pc where I've never had a problem with it in 4 years.
    Needless to say I'm rather angry about it because her mother don't believe her daughter did it.:mad:
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,093   +223

  3. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 886   +39

    With the adapter plugged in, have you tried either enabling the wireless network connection, if it's disabled? Or disabling and then enabling it?

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  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,093   +223

    Here is all mine shows Network Connections.JPG
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,093   +223

    I'm also getting this pop up USB Device.JPG sporadically when the USB device is plugged in.:(
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 886   +39

    With all USB devices unplugged, maybe uninstall the Generic USB Hub from the Device Manager and then reboot the computer. Windows should recognize them and reinstall the drivers. Then attach your USB devices.

    If your keyboard is USB, then it'll stop working after the uninstall. You have a PS/2 keyboard? A USB to PS/2 adapter should work.

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  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,093   +223

    Ok,I'll dig out my other keyboard & do your suggestion & post back.
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,093   +223

    Ok, mine don't look the same,so I'm needing to confirm which one so I don't mess it up USB DEVICES.jpg
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,093   +223

    Ok, my keyboard wasn't usb so I was successful at uninstalling/rebooting & windows found it & installed the drivers. Now I'm going put the USB cd in & hope all goes well, will post back.
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,093   +223

    Ok, I've done everything I know of & what has been suggested to get the USB wireless adapter to work but still no joy.
    So I'm going to get it replaced at no cost to me. Thank you Rabbit01 for your help.(y)
  11. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 886   +39

    I'd uninstall all the USB Root Hub.

    Well, 4 years is a long time. I suppose it's possible that the adapter died. :(
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,093   +223

    I could easily agree with that but it was working perfectly whenever I used it. In my opinion, some people simply think they know everything but don't.
    I'm now betting she broke her own Belkin the same way. Removed it by pulling it out instead of using the "safe to remove" feature.
    Either way, thanks.
  13. alexe3831

    alexe3831 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 122

    I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if she broke her adapter the same way. Especially with USB WIFI adapters if you don't use the "safe to remove" feature it can corrupt the internal circuitry

    ~Alex
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,093   +223

    Yep. It has since been thrown away & mine got replaced @ no cost to me:)(y)
  15. alexe3831

    alexe3831 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 122

    Good to hear :)

    ~Alex
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,093   +223



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