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    Question Belkin F5D8053 Ver.3

    Hi Guys & Gals,

    Can anyone please advise if there is a Windows 8 driver for the Belkin F5D8053 ver.3 USB Network Adaptor. Any information would be highly appreciated.

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    Rebelheart

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    Default Re: Belkin F5D8053 Ver.3

    Appears the newest driver I can find is for Vista. You could try this driver. I very much doubt there will be a driver for Win 8.

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    Default Re: Belkin F5D8053 Ver.3

    Hi Ted,

    Many thanks for your advise.

    I downloaded the latest driver and installed it device manager sees the USB adaptor. but beside it is a yellow triangle with a exclamation mark inside it.

    Kind regards

    Liam

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    Default Re: Belkin F5D8053 Ver.3

    Sorry, but there will a lot of things that are not going to work with Windows 8, until after the final version is released.

    If there are no Windows 7 drivers available, that pretty well puts a date on that device.
    Probably too old to ever work with Windows 8.

    Get a device for Windows 7 and it will probably work for Windows 8.

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    Default Re: Belkin F5D8053 Ver.3

    Hi, i found these Win7x67 drivers on my Win7 programs folder. They solved same problem for me.
    Last edited by Medico; 08-23-2012 at 06:22 AM. Reason: removed link to winzip

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    Default Re: Belkin F5D8053 Ver.3

    I just did another search and found these drivers.

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    Default Re: Belkin F5D8053 Ver.3

    Quote Originally Posted by interfunk View Post
    Hi, i found these Win7x67 drivers on my Win7 programs folder. They solved same problem for me.
    Many thanks for response greatly received. Will give your suggestion a try.
    Kind regards

    Liam

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    Default Re: Belkin F5D8053 Ver.3

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelheart View Post
    Hi Guys & Gals,

    Can anyone please advise if there is a Windows 8 driver for the Belkin F5D8053 ver.3 USB Network Adaptor. Any information would be highly appreciated.

    Regards

    Rebelheart
    Does anyone have a solution for this? I just bought Windows 8 (version that was released for sale) and I can't get this to work. I read the comments below too and I don't see the Win7x67 file below...

    Any help would be awesome!

    Thx!

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    Default Re: Belkin F5D8053 Ver.3

    I just searched for and found this. These are very inexpensive devices and probably will not get much support from the manufacturers. You might have to look for a new adapter. Can you use a wired connection while looking?

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    Default Re: Belkin F5D8053 Ver.3

    I have this same Belkin Wireless Adapter and spent a few hours finding the solution as follows:

    1. Download the version 3 drivers from Belkin website. Do NOT use the troubleshooter latest driver from Belkin that Windows 8 presents to you, that is for version 6 wireless adapters (those drivers won't work on a version 3 adapter). I believe one of the posts on this thread gives the URL of the Belkin drivers page for this device. This blog won't let me post a link until I have 10 replies...grrrr.

    2. Here is where it gets tricky, since this installer is pre-Windows 8, it has a "cleanup" feature that removes the drivers you want leaving you only with the Win2K/XP drivers! You can see what it does by creating a custom folder (I named mine "Belkin"). Run the installer and point it to this folder. Keep this folder open during the install and you'll see it fill up with Windows 2K, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 driver folders for 32 and 64 bit machines. But, then at the end of the installation is deletes all the folders except the Windows 2K! So, open a second windows explorer window and put it side by side where you see the inside of the Belkin folder (or whatever name you gave your custom folder) and one directory higher where see the folder named Belkin (or whatever you named yours). Start the installer again and point it to your custom folder. Once you start the install click Control-C (copy) on the Belkin folder (or whatever you named yours). Once you see the folder fill up with drivers for all the platforms in the second windows explorer window quickly click Control-V (paste) into the same folder. It will make a copy of the folder. Open that folder and you have all your drivers! The other one will "cleanup" leaving you with only Windows 2K, so can delete that folder.

    3. Go ahead and restart your computer as the installer tells you to do (don't think you have to do that, but I did, so follow my steps exactly). You'll notice the Belkin is NOT installed. You have to manually update the drivers to the device.

    4. To manually update the drivers, go in to Control Panels and choose to view Devices. You'll see the Belkin at the bottom with the yellow triangle (prior post in this thread talked about that). Double click it and choose Hardware tab > Properties button > Change Settings button. Click Update driver and manually browse to the folder that has all the versions of the drivers. I ended up using the Windows Vista 32 bit drivers (see my Note below). I have a 32 bit Pentium 4 machine. But, the Vista drivers installed and the Belkin works fine (I'm connected to the internet right now with it).

    Note: I did choose the Windows 7 drivers for 32 bit and it worked, but then I changed the USB port of my Belkin and tried again and it failed saying Windows encountered a problem. Even after uninstalling and doing this all again it failed again with the Windows 7 drivers. Maybe some kind of file remnant causing problems. When I selected the windows Vista drivers it worked and I left well enough alone! Notice that the file names for Vista and 7 drivers are identical, just a year difference in date. My gut tells me they are the same (see prior post where someone used the Vista drivers successfully). So, if you try the windows 7 drivers it may work, but then don't futz around with the ports so have it set up how you want the first time with regard to the USB port you want to use for the Belkin.

    P.S. I upgraded from XP, if you upgraded from Vista or 7, when browsing for your drivers just choose the Windows.old folder at root of C since they will be in that folder, no need to do the trick to get all the drivers mentioned in my step 2. I've read other blogs about this Belkin adapter and that's how they got it installed successfully. Still had to manually update the device's drivers (Step 4), but users just didn't realize where to go find them. Since I came from XP, those drivers wouldn't work so I either needed the CD to get them or use the trick I described above in Step 2 to get them (I don't keep install CD's since I always go online for the latest drivers).
    Last edited by kentino; 10-28-2012 at 02:36 AM.

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