Unable to install driver for ASUS USB-N10 802.11n Wireless USB Adapter on Windows 7

Hi Experts,

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit.

I've plugged the unit in.

It appears in Device Manager as Other devices / 802.11n WLAN Adapter.

I've tried installing all 3 Drivers from the ASUS website: https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/USBN10/HelpDesk_Download/

Selecting OS: Windows 7 64 bit, there are 3 Items in the Wireless section:

1.  Version 1.0.0.18

            Dr_USB_N10_10018_Windows.zip

2.  Version 1086.38.1125.2010
      
            Driver_USB_N10_1086.zip

3.  Version 1.0

            Driver_USB_N10.zip

In all 3 cases:

a. I have extracted the files.

b. I have used Win7's Update Driver Software / Browse my computer for driver software and browsed to the Win7X64 folder.

c. I get the message: Windows could not find driver software for your device.

Regards,
Leigh
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CompProbSolvCommented:
Looking at the site, the first driver should be the correct one.

Can you post the Hardware ID for the adapter from Device Manager?  I want to confirm that it is in the .inf file.
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyCommented:
What happens if you download the "Utility" available in the same link you provided above.

ASUS USB-N10 Utility Version 1.0.0.18
OS Supported: Windows 2000/ XP(x86/x64)/ Vista(x86/x64)/ 7(x86/x64)

1. Driver updates for Windows and Linux
2. Fix WPS works abnormally
3. Fix the message of utility
4. Driver add support to MAC OS 10.7
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CompProbSolvCommented:
The ID should start with USB\VID_
You'll find it if you right-click on the device in Device Manager, then Properties, Details, and select "Hardware Ids" in the Property drop-down.
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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
CompProbSolv:

Does this give you the Hardware ID for the adapter from Device Manager?

Hardware ID for the adapter from Device Manager
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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
WORKS2011:

I downloaded the "Utility" available in the same link I provided above.
It failed to install the driver.
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Erasmo Freire dos SantosSystem AnalystCommented:
Hello

Unpacks the zip files of drives and save on desktop

va in Control Panel \ All Control Panel Items | Device Manager

click Network Adapter Asus Right-click and choose

Update Driver software / Browse my computer fo drive software /

click the Browse button - Select Desktop - driver - click in next
UpdateDriver.jpg
ControlPanel-DeviceManager.jpg
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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Thanks, erasmo freire.

I have already tried those steps for all 3 drivers, every time I get the message:
Windows could not find driver software for your device.

Regards,
Leigh
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nobusCommented:
then i must conclude that either that driver is bad (contact Asus)
or the device is bad - and must be repalced
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Erasmo Freire dos SantosSystem AnalystCommented:
Already tried to install the software DriverMax?

free software

link:

http://www.drivermax.com/download.htm
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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Hi all,

Turns out that my actual adapter model name includes the word "Nano",
So it's the "USB-N10 Nano", and it's not the same as the  "USB-N10".

The "USB-N10 Nano" driver is on a different page (http://www.asus.com/Networking/USBN10_NANO/HelpDesk_Download/) to the one listed above.

I've installed the driver and now have Internet access.
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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Thanks to CompProbSolv and WORKS2011 for helpful suggestions.

Cheers, Leigh
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CompProbSolvCommented:
The hardware ID for your USB-WiFi adapter is USB\VID_0B05&PID_17BA.  If you look in the .inf file for the drivers you should find this mentioned.  It's not there in the net8192su.inf file in the Win7X64 folder for the Asus driver.  I searched for that hardware ID and found a driver at: http://sciencespaces.com/search/USB%5CVID_0B05--ds--PID_17BA/ .  There is one in there specifically for Windows 7 x64.  I've not dealt with this site before so can't vouch for the safety of it.

If you are willing to trust the site, I'd give that driver a shot.
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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Hi CompProbSolv,

You missed the news that I found the correct driver (go up a few posts above).

Cheers,
Leigh
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