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  #11  
Old June 7th 09, 08:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Mike M
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John,

I take it you didn't read my last post before you made your post. :-)

HOWEVER having read your post timed at 19:02 BST I see the Edimax wi-fi card
appears to perhaps use an older 7* RALink chipset. It "might" work and
there is I feel little to be lost by trying.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

Hi Mike,

If I were to download this Driver USB(RT2500USB)from Ralink Web page(
see attachment) and install, do you think this might work?


  #12  
Old June 7th 09, 08:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Mike M
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Update:

I have now downloaded the driver you were using from the Edimax UK site.
Zip file: EW-7618Ug_EW-7318USg_EW-7318Ug_Ralink RT7x_070903.zip
Containing: Ralink RT7x_070903.exe

I next compared the files installed using RT7x_070903.exe with those I
installed previously. I use SFC from Win98 for this. A number of the files
contained in RT7x_070903.exe are older versions than those I installed
previously including some of the Aegis files, the RALink Utility (RaUI.exe)
and importantly, the actual wi-fi driver file itself rt24u98.sys which is
v2.01.01.0000 dated 8 November 2006 whereas the version in the file I
downloaded from the RALink site is v2.01.01.0015 dated 12 Feb 2009.

More importantly however is that the driver from the Edimax site also
includes the driver files rt73u98.sys and rt73.bin and given that the name
of your card is EW7318USG this suggest that the chipset used in your wi-fi
adapter is 73* series rather than 25* so if the updated driver from the
RALink site still doesn't work try again installing using the earlier
RT7x_070903.exe and going the Dev Manager route with the card inserted and
point it at the file rt73.inf in C:\Program Files\RALINK\RT7x Wireless LAN
Card\Driver folder rather than rt25u98.sys

What I feel is a problem is that the install seems not to complete but
rather stalls and that you are using the Task Manager to terminate the
installation. Not a good sign and not something I have been able to
replicate. What exactly happens, such as error message seen, when you
insert the adapter. What happens if you leave the installation "running"
and go and make yourself a coffee? Does it eventually complete?
--
Mike Maltby



Mike M wrote:


That appears to be an older version than the one I downloaded and
installed.
Version 12.0.0.58849 ; created


I think this may be the version of InstallShield rather than that of
the driver.

The file I downloaded from the RALink site
(
http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Hom...t/Windows.html) was, for
98/Me/2K/XP, build 2.1.1.15:
IS_AP_STA_2500USB_D-2.1.1.15_VA-3.1.0.0_RU-2.1.1.0_VA-2.1.1.0_AU-2.0.0.0_VA-2.0.0.0_021209_0.1.0.46_Free.exe
Size 33.9 MB (35,625,327 bytes)
Date (as per RALink - 12 Feb 2009).

I've got an Edimax PCMCIA wi-fi adapter and also an Edimax PCI wi-fi
card available that I use for testing but not a usb adapter. :-(

I'd suggest your next move should be to download a copy of the updated
driver that I used from the RALink site (use the link above) and see
if you have better luck with that one.


  #13  
Old June 7th 09, 09:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
JohnN
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Hi Mike,

I've downloaded and run the latest file from RaLink website, but get the
same result - it will not complete the install process from the'exe'
file.???

How long does it take to install yours?

Regards John

"Mike M" wrote in message
...
JohnN wrote:

Hi Mike,

Further Info:

Unzipped file is Ralink RT7x_070903 ; Version 12.0.0.58849 ; created
3 Sept. 2007 ; size 31.2MB


John,

That appears to be an older version than the one I downloaded and
installed.

Version 12.0.0.58849 ; created


I think this may be the version of InstallShield rather than that of the
driver.

The file I downloaded from the RALink site
(http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Hom...t/Windows.html) was, for
98/Me/2K/XP, build 2.1.1.15:
IS_AP_STA_2500USB_D-2.1.1.15_VA-3.1.0.0_RU-2.1.1.0_VA-2.1.1.0_AU-2.0.0.0_VA-2.0.0.0_021209_0.1.0.46_Free.exe
Size 33.9 MB (35,625,327 bytes)
Date (as per RALink - 12 Feb 2009).

I've got an Edimax PCMCIA wi-fi adapter and also an Edimax PCI wi-fi card
available that I use for testing but not a usb adapter. :-(

I'd suggest your next move should be to download a copy of the updated
driver that I used from the RALink site (use the link above) and see if
you have better luck with that one.
--
Mike Maltby






  #14  
Old June 7th 09, 09:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Mike M
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JohnN wrote:

Hi Mike,

I've downloaded and run the latest file from RaLink website, but get
the same result - it will not complete the install process from
the'exe' file.???

How long does it take to install yours?


Ralink RT7x_070903.exe - 15 secs from clicking "Install" at the screen
following that asking you to choose between optimizing for wi-fi mode or
performance to the message saying "Wizard Complete".

It appears that you might have an application installed that is preventing
the installation completing. Such software includes any junk from Symantec
and AV/Security applications that prevent the registry from being updated.
If so either uninstall the app or at the very least disable it for the
duration of the installation.
--
Mike Maltby



  #15  
Old June 8th 09, 09:27 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
JohnN
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Hi Mike,

I dont get any 73* files loaded!

I have tried leaving the installation running for 30mins. without result!

At present I have the Ralink site version on my pc; I will try the Edimax
version again and before hand disable or remove my old Symantec Systemworks
protection.

If none of this works would it be possible and if you are willing to send me
the contents(if not too large) of your Ralink folders for me to insert on my
pc - or perhaps this wont work without some mods to the registry?

I will keep you informed of my progress.

Regards John

"Mike M" wrote in message
...
Update:

I have now downloaded the driver you were using from the Edimax UK site.
Zip file: EW-7618Ug_EW-7318USg_EW-7318Ug_Ralink RT7x_070903.zip
Containing: Ralink RT7x_070903.exe

I next compared the files installed using RT7x_070903.exe with those I
installed previously. I use SFC from Win98 for this. A number of the
files contained in RT7x_070903.exe are older versions than those I
installed previously including some of the Aegis files, the RALink
Utility (RaUI.exe) and importantly, the actual wi-fi driver file itself
rt24u98.sys which is v2.01.01.0000 dated 8 November 2006 whereas the
version in the file I downloaded from the RALink site is v2.01.01.0015
dated 12 Feb 2009.

More importantly however is that the driver from the Edimax site also
includes the driver files rt73u98.sys and rt73.bin and given that the name
of your card is EW7318USG this suggest that the chipset used in your wi-fi
adapter is 73* series rather than 25* so if the updated driver from the
RALink site still doesn't work try again installing using the earlier
RT7x_070903.exe and going the Dev Manager route with the card inserted and
point it at the file rt73.inf in C:\Program Files\RALINK\RT7x Wireless LAN
Card\Driver folder rather than rt25u98.sys

What I feel is a problem is that the install seems not to complete but
rather stalls and that you are using the Task Manager to terminate the
installation. Not a good sign and not something I have been able to
replicate. What exactly happens, such as error message seen, when you
insert the adapter. What happens if you leave the installation "running"
and go and make yourself a coffee? Does it eventually complete?
--
Mike Maltby



Mike M wrote:


That appears to be an older version than the one I downloaded and
installed.
Version 12.0.0.58849 ; created


I think this may be the version of InstallShield rather than that of
the driver.

The file I downloaded from the RALink site
(
http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Hom...t/Windows.html) was, for
98/Me/2K/XP, build 2.1.1.15:
IS_AP_STA_2500USB_D-2.1.1.15_VA-3.1.0.0_RU-2.1.1.0_VA-2.1.1.0_AU-2.0.0.0_VA-2.0.0.0_021209_0.1.0.46_Free.exe
Size 33.9 MB (35,625,327 bytes)
Date (as per RALink - 12 Feb 2009).

I've got an Edimax PCMCIA wi-fi adapter and also an Edimax PCI wi-fi
card available that I use for testing but not a usb adapter. :-(

I'd suggest your next move should be to download a copy of the updated
driver that I used from the RALink site (use the link above) and see
if you have better luck with that one.




  #16  
Old June 8th 09, 10:38 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
JohnN
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Hi Mike,

Did you see my previous post of today?

I have removed my Norton Systemworks and tried to re-install the Edimax
driver again but with exactly the same result.I'm now at a loss! - I
obviously have a problem on my pc, since you can install without problems. I
must have exhausted any more ideas you may have?. What do you think of
trying your files?

Regards John


"Mike M" wrote in message
...
John,

I take it you didn't read my last post before you made your post. :-)

HOWEVER having read your post timed at 19:02 BST I see the Edimax wi-fi
card appears to perhaps use an older 7* RALink chipset. It "might" work
and there is I feel little to be lost by trying.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

Hi Mike,

If I were to download this Driver USB(RT2500USB)from Ralink Web page(
see attachment) and install, do you think this might work?




  #17  
Old June 8th 09, 02:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Mike M
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Edimax version again and before hand disable or remove my old
Symantec Systemworks protection


John,

No wonder you're having problems. I'm sorry but I won't be able to help
until you have removed all traces of Symantec software from your system,
none of which has ever been compatible with Win Me and has been the cause of
more posts to the Win Me NGs since Win Me was released than any other
software.

You might want to start by having a look at your C:\Windows\Inf folder. Out
of curiosity how many files does this contain and does it contain any zero
byte files that have a name that matches the template oem*.inf?

If none of this works would it be possible and if you are willing to
send me the contents(if not too large) of your Ralink folders for me
to insert on my pc - or perhaps this wont work without some mods to
the registry?


Not a problem but not until you confirm all traces of Symantec's
systemnotworks software has been removed from your system.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

Hi Mike,

I dont get any 73* files loaded!

I have tried leaving the installation running for 30mins. without
result!
At present I have the Ralink site version on my pc; I will try the
Edimax version again and before hand disable or remove my old
Symantec Systemworks protection.

If none of this works would it be possible and if you are willing to
send me the contents(if not too large) of your Ralink folders for me
to insert on my pc - or perhaps this wont work without some mods to
the registry?
I will keep you informed of my progress.


  #18  
Old June 8th 09, 02:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Mike M
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John,

Have a look at your C:\Windows\Inf folder. How many files does this contain
and does it contain any zero byte files that have a name that match the
template oem*.inf?

What do you think of trying your files?


I see no point at the present time. Let's see how we get on now you've got
rid of SystemNotWork.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

Hi Mike,

Did you see my previous post of today?

I have removed my Norton Systemworks and tried to re-install the
Edimax driver again but with exactly the same result.I'm now at a
loss! - I obviously have a problem on my pc, since you can install
without problems. I must have exhausted any more ideas you may have?.
What do you think of trying your files?


  #19  
Old June 8th 09, 05:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
JohnN
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Posts: 24
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Hi Mike,

C:\Windows\Inf folder:

575 Files including 3Folders: Catalog,Other,and QFE.

No Zero bytes size files; some 1Kbyte.

OEM* Files = oem1,oem2,oem3 and OEMCPL

Does this indicate something?

I have deleted all files ref. 'Symantec' or 'Norton'

Regards John

PS Out tonite; will pick up your response tomorrow. - Thanks again John


"Mike M" wrote in message
...
John,

Have a look at your C:\Windows\Inf folder. How many files does this
contain and does it contain any zero byte files that have a name that
match the template oem*.inf?

What do you think of trying your files?


I see no point at the present time. Let's see how we get on now you've
got rid of SystemNotWork.
--
Mike Maltby



JohnN wrote:

Hi Mike,

Did you see my previous post of today?

I have removed my Norton Systemworks and tried to re-install the
Edimax driver again but with exactly the same result.I'm now at a
loss! - I obviously have a problem on my pc, since you can install
without problems. I must have exhausted any more ideas you may have?.
What do you think of trying your files?




  #20  
Old June 8th 09, 07:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Mike M
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John,

Oh dear. I thought we might have been on to something. Norton System
Doctor is well known for populating the Windows\Inf folder with thousands of
zero byte oem*.inf files, so many that it fills the directory structure
preventing the creation of further files and thus preventing the
installation of new devices or any app using an inf file.

This used to be documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB 281967 -
"Computer Stops Responding (Hangs) During Setup, Installing Updates, or
Adding New Hardware") but sadly the article is no longer available having
been withdrawn, like most other Win Me related KB articles, since Win Me
fell out of extended support in June 2006.

[Ponders.] The files are usually hidden so could you please check the
Windows\Inf folder again but this time first enable the viewing of hidden
system files in Explorer (Tools | Folder Options | View and check "Show
hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system
files"). Does this reveal anything?

PS Out tonite; will pick up your response tomorrow. - Thanks again


No problem - I've other things to do also so don't know how much time I'll
be at the keyboard tonight.
--
Mike Maltby




JohnN wrote:

Hi Mike,

C:\Windows\Inf folder:

575 Files including 3Folders: Catalog,Other,and QFE.

No Zero bytes size files; some 1Kbyte.

OEM* Files = oem1,oem2,oem3 and OEMCPL

Does this indicate something?

I have deleted all files ref. 'Symantec' or 'Norton'

Regards John

PS Out tonite; will pick up your response tomorrow. - Thanks again John


 




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