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Huawei E220 drivers

By terry5880 ยท 7 replies
Jun 9, 2012
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  1. hi all got laptop and trying to use this hauwei E220 when I plug in it says it cant connect etc coz of drivers ive looked on web for drivers for windows 7 ultimate but the sites are gone as old I think as they dont open could someone help please laptop is currently on vista but im upgrading in next few hours
  2. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,031   +54

    Hi, Have a look at this page, enter your device details into it, seems to be the right site.
    Also with Vista, when you start the installation of the drivers, use right-click and run as administrator , rather than open/run.
    If there are no drivers for Windows 7, try the Vista version (get the correct version 32 or 64 bit.) They are often the same for many devices.
  3. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 321

    thanks for help I looked on there went to software etc but cant see driver anywhere bud
  4. Doctor John

    Doctor John TS Enthusiast Posts: 204   +15

    Hi, I'm not 100% sure, but it may run on Windows 7 without adding a driver - some Huawei, Sumvision & Edimax devices have for me. Also, is the installer not built in to autorun on the E220 anyway?
    Hope this helps.
  5. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 321

    na mate reformatted to win7 ultimate plugged in but cant find driver . and cant search internet whilst plugged in coz need that to get on internet as its my brother at his house dongle is about 4 years old and did come with cd with drivers on it but sod knows where it is now lol
  6. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,031   +54

  7. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 321

    ok cheers I changed to software and as none say the drivers and im clueless I downloaded all except the mac one lol thanks for your help
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    I found a zip file that includes Vista drivers for Huawei E220 and uploaded it to DropBox HERE.
    If you want to try the Vista driver for Win 7, unzip the download file and use the Vista or Vista64 folder for 32- or 64-bit Windows. Should you want to give it a try (at your own risk) be sure to create a System Restore point first. See How to Install a Driver when there's no Installation .EXE file to run

    Also, is the USB network dongle you referred to earlier something other then the Huawei? If so, might be able to find a driver for it as well. Insert the dongle and
    List any Problem devices
    • Make sure devices are connected and powered on
    • Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
    • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
    • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
    • On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so

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