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Installing a wireless USB adapter on a Windows computer using the Setup CD

The Belkin wireless USB adapter comes with a Setup CD for initial installation and reconfiguration purposes.  To learn how to install your Belkin wireless USB adapter, follow the steps below.

Before you proceed, make sure to perform the following:

  • Plug in your wireless USB adapter to a USB port on your computer.
    • If your wireless adapter comes with a USB cable, you may plug one end of the cable to your computer and connect the other end to your wireless USB adapter.
    • If you are using a desktop computer, it is recommended to plug in your wireless adapter to the back of your computer for better power source and detection.  Also, make sure that the computer you are using is located in an area where it can detect the signal from your wireless router.
  • Check the LED on the adapter.
 
  • Check if the indicator lights on the adapter are lit.  Otherwise, transfer it to another USB port on the computer.  You can use another computer to isolate the problem in case the LED does not light up on the first computer.

 
To learn how to install a wireless USB adapter, click on the Windows® Operating Systems (OS) version of your computer below:
 
Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista®
Windows XP

 

Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista®

 
NOTE:  For the following procedures, a Belkin N600 DB USB Wireless Adapter will be used as an example.

 

Step 1:
Insert the wireless adapter’s Setup CD in your computer’s CD drive.
 
Step 2:
In My Computer, double-click the Setup icon to begin the installation. 
 
The setup wizard will then appear in a new window.
 
NOTE:  The software in your Setup CD can also be downloaded from the Belkin Support Site.
 
Step 3:
On the setup wizard, click Next
 
NOTE:  The setup software will install the driver for your device in a default destination folder.  

 

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The setup software will prepare the installation process afterwards.

 

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Step 4:
Since your USB adapter is already connected to your computer's USB port, the setup software will then begin the installation.

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Step 5:
When the installation is completed, the setup software will require you to restart the computer.  Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now. to immediately reboot the computer.  Click Finish afterwards.
 
QUICK TIP:  You may also click No, I will restart my computer later. if you wish to postpone the reboot.

 

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Windows XP

 
Once the adapter is plugged in to the computer, Windows XP will automatically detect your wireless adapter.

 

Step 1:
On the Found New Hardware Wizard window, select Yes, this time only.  Insert the Setup CD into the CD / DVD drive of your computer, then click Next
 
Step 2:
On the Hardware Update Wizard window, click Install the software automatically (Recommended) then click Next.
 
Step 3:
When the installation is completed, the setup software will require you to restart the computer.  Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now. to immediately reboot the computer.  Click Finish afterwards.
 
QUICK TIP:  You may also click No, I will restart my computer later. if you wish to postpone the reboot.

 
You should have successfully installed your Belkin USB adapter to your Windows computer now.
 
NOTE:  In the future, you may also update your wireless adapter’s drivers to fix bugs and improve its performance.  To learn how to do this, click here.
 
Connecting wireless devices to your network
 
Now that you have installed your wireless USB adapter, you may proceed to connecting your computer, as well as other wireless devices to your network.  Click on any of the links below to learn how to connect your devices to the wireless network:
 
Computers

Mobile devices

Game consoles



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