1. chrisrlink

    OP chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside
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    so I have one of those small thumbnail length usb wifi adapters (Realtek RTL8188ftv 80211n band) I have 2 probs 1) looking at that model on RT's site yeilds 0 drivers so i must rely on sketchy 3rd party sites/ driverpacks also once i get the driver installed it keeps dropping and the network repair wizard cites "default gateway is not available" it fixes it but only for a few minutes any solution to my issue?
     
  2. raystriker

    raystriker The powers that be
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    Just get a new, well supported adapter man, it's better to spend some money, than lose your mind over stuff like this.
     
  3. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola The Xbox Guy
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    But that's boring.

    Anyways I've messed around with Realtek drivers before. Most of them are pretty generic. I ended up using a XP driver on Windows 7 and everything worked (this was all 32 bit mind you). So all long as the drivers are not causing BSOD (which I had some do) it may very well be a hardware problem.
     
  4. ThoD

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    Try doing what I do when I have an adapter with weird drivers (eg: SignalKing with it's chinese drivers), go to the device properties and manually pick the driver from there, simply choose the generic Windows driver to be used with it and everything should work fine unless you need the specific device driver's added features if it even has any (eg: band switching from 2.4GHz to 5GHz), but if you just want to be able to connect online and also not have speed losses from not using the driver, Windows driver is a life saver!
     
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  5. goyogi

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    I have the same adapter. You can see it starts with high bandwidth then slowly gets slower till it disconnects. Connects a few minutes later and continues. I disabled N and just allowed B/G and it's stable. This is connected to ATT router. Not sure if it's a compatibility issue between the realtek and ATT or something else.
     
  6. MrSandman89

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    I had the very same problem and my cousin helped me with that. He's a Cisco network specialist, and he knows everything about it. I wish I could be as good as he. On the other hand, while he was fixing this problem, I asked him a lot of answers and got interested. Maybe I will become one too. He gave me a list of interesting reads about networks and told me to try myself on this cciedump.spoto.net site when I will finish reading. As far as I understand, they give real Cisco certificates. Also, my cousin told me that they pay a lot of money for this kind of specialists.
     
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  7. Minox

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    I would check that it is not overheating, that it what one of my previous tiny wifi adapters used to do.
     
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