no cd, forget your n600

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by bob, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. bob

    bob Guest

    I got a n600 for Christmas. tried to communicate with it without a cd. My
    computer don't even see it. No help off the internet or Belkin. Just a run
    around. Went to Walmart. Look at a n600 for sale and got a down load from it's
    description. What a bunch of shit for 3 days and finally got it on line. Put a
    CE with any of them you sell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    bob, Dec 26, 2014
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  2. bob

    Char Jackson Guest

    Why would you want (or need?) a CD? It should be pretty simple to find out
    its default IP address, and from there access is quite straightforward, no?
     
    Char Jackson, Dec 27, 2014
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  3. Bill Bradshaw, Dec 27, 2014
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  4. I'll assume it was a Belkin product. N600 is not the model number.
    It's a marketing gimick designed to make it easy for you to compare
    features found in similar products from other vendors.

    The real model number is something like Belkin F9L1101 v2 which you
    should find on the serial number label in microscopic fine, low
    contrast grey on black print. Have your magnifier and microscope
    handy. Use that number to search the Belkin site for your driver
    download. In case you don't find the instructions, you install the
    driver first, and then insert the USB dongle when the installation
    program asks for it.

    Also, a missing CD usually indicates that the box is a customer return
    that has been resealed and resold. Missing parts and pieces are
    common. Consider yourself fortunate that it even had the USB dongle
    in the box, as proving that it was missing is very difficult.
     
    Jeff Liebermann, Dec 28, 2014
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  5. No. With USB wireless, a driver is required before Windoze will
    recognize the device. Windoze has a large collection of built in and
    downloadable drivers for various USB devices, but is somewhat lacking
    in the USB wireless area, especially with the latest dual band
    chipsets. USB wireless is plug-n-play only after the driver is
    installed.

    However, in this day of customer tested products, it's highly likely
    that whatever is in the box is out of date on arrival. I always look
    for updated drivers on the vendors web pile before installing and
    rarely use the included CD. For customers, I burn a CD with the
    driver and throw it into the box, so that an install on a different
    machine is needed later, they'll use the latest instead of the
    outdated original driver.
     
    Jeff Liebermann, Dec 28, 2014
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  6. bob

    Char Jackson Guest

    The OP didn't provide much useful information, so I filled in the blanks and
    assumed he was referring to a router. OTOH, you've surmised that he's
    referring to a USB device. You may very well be right, but I'd have to go
    back and read it again to see.
    Agreed. If he's talking about a USB wireless device, he'll likely need a
    driver to get going.
     
    Char Jackson, Dec 28, 2014
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