Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Belkin Wireless G (F5D7000 v5000) card Windows 7 64-bit

PROBLEM:
You have a Belkin F5D7000 wireless card in your Windows 7 rig, but Windows doesn't have drivers for it.  Belkin has outdated support info that suggests older versions of these cards (v5000) don't have drivers for Windows 7.  This solution should work for both 32 and 64-bit Win7 (though I only used it on 64-bit).

INFO:
Ignore what Belkin support sites say, and don't use any driver files found around the net.  The drivers you want are actually built right in to Windows 7.  The OS just doesn't recognize the card by default, and the drivers are hard to find if you don't know where to look.

SOLUTION (source):
  • In start > search type "update" and select update device drivers.  
  • Select the appropriate unknown device under network adapters and choose to update it.
  • Choose "select driver from list"
  • For manufacturer select "Atheros Communications Inc." exactly.
  • For device select "Belkin Wireless A/G Desktop Network Card" exactly.
  • You should now have access to your wireless adapter. 

28 comments:

Steven Pearson said...

Awesome; problem solved... had been working on this for 5 hours now. Thanks for posting this.

Adam said...

I'm getting the error '10', Device failed to start.

I'm using windows 7 pro 64bit.

rikardon said...

Thank you so much for this! I had been planning to buy a new wireless networking card. Before I did, I thought I'd try searching based on the chipset, and that's how I found your post. Thanks!

HeadSheez said...

@Adam,
I use home premium. Perhaps there is some difference between the versions causing this issue?

Craig said...

Thank you for this excellent solution works perfectly on my Win 7 32 bit install.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I get the same issue as Adam but I have Ultimate x64

Anyone found a solution?

Anonymous said...

Thanks I was About to give up and buy a new card and booster

RyanTKay said...

Thank you for that

skaMs said...

Thank you!

help and support said...

You can also use the MS supplied Atheros Wireless Network Adapter driver. You can update your driver manually through the device manager.

Anonymous said...

Worked like a charm! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

belkin wireless G version v7000 driver may work. It works.

Anonymous said...

Im running home premium 64bit and this dosnt work for me i get error 10 to, do you know a work around?

HeadSheez said...

I do not know the solution for the error '10' problem.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much is work
Windows 7 Home F5D7000 ver. 5000

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post, it is great

ajjaja said...

its not showing anything needing to be installed under network adapters, but under other devices there is an unknown ethernet controller. when i try to install, it does not give me the option to choose from list.??????

ajjaja said...

im also using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, the wireless card is f5d7000 v5000. someone help fast plz

Anonymous said...

Been pulling my hair out until I saw your post ...Worked like a charm
Thanks...dwrigh62

Unknown said...

Thank you, very VERY much for posting! This worked for my Windows 8 consumer preview install.

G said...

Hoolllllyyyy crap. Been working on this all day. Thanks a bunch for this.

Anonymous said...

Crash. Windows 7 ultimate running 32 bit with 64 bit capability.

Anonymous said...

Rockin man!! Thanks. Was trying for hours. Worked great in Win 7 HP 64bit.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.. this driver worked for me!

Anonymous said...

This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

Anonymous said...

i also get error 10

Ross & Jesse said...

Your solution still works on Jan.1 2016. We were struggling to get the driver installed on a Windows 7 64bit fresh install and soooooooo pleased to have found your blog post. Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah! I have been at this for a couple hours then stumbled on this. That was easy! Thanks so much.