Getting Netgear MA111 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter to work with Windows XP Service Pack 2
I have never been too fond of my NetGear MA111 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter. It had burnt out once and I had to get it replaced. And this latest replacement was working on my Windows XP machine for a while until I updated to Windows XP Service Pack 2. As soon as I plug the adapter into my USB port, Windows crashes to a blue screen and reboots itself. Even though I downloaded the latest driver for the adapter, Windows won�t install it until it detects the device on the USB port. Talk about a catch-22! Without being able to plug in the device, I also can�t get to the device driver and remove it.
I did attempt to remove a driver called �NETGEAR MA111 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter � Packet Scheduler Miniport�. You can only find this driver if you go to �Device Manager� and select �Show Hidden Devices� under the �View� menu. However, Windows disallows any attempt to remove it with this error message: �Failed to uninstall the device. The device may be required to boot up the computer.�
It turned out the key to updating the new driver is to disable this �Packet Scheduler Miniport�. Once it is disabled, you can plug in the adapter and Windows will not crash. The adapter won�t work with the wireless network, of course, but the real hardware driver shows up in �Device Manager� as �NETGEAR MA111 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter�. Now you can click right click on the driver and have update the driver using Windows Wizard. When the driver is updated, re-enable the �Packet Scheduler Miniport� driver and your NetGear MA-111 will work just fine.
Did your message disappear? Read the Forums FAQ.
Spam Control | * indicates required field
TrackBack only accepted from WebSite-X Suite web sites. Do not submit TrackBacks from other sites.
No TrackBacks yet. TrackBack can be used to link this thread to your weblog, or link your weblog to this thread. In addition, TrackBack can be used as a form of remote commenting. Rather than posting the comment directly on this thread, you can posts it on your own weblog. Then have your weblog sends a TrackBack ping to the TrackBack URL, so that your post would show up here.
Messages, files, and images copyright by respective owners.
59 Users Online
Copyright © 2004 - 2018. All Rights Reserved.