WLAN PCI card "cannot find enough free resources that it can use"

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  1. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #11

    What card is it, specific make model version?

    Is it support under Win 10?
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  2. Posts : 12
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       #12

    Caledon Ken said:
    What card is it, specific make model version?

    Is it support under Win 10?
    It's an EDiMAX IEEE 802.11n wireless LAN PCI card, model number EW-7727ln.

    There's no driver for Windows 10. I've tried the driver for Windows 7, which Win 10 insisted upon running in Vista compatibility mode. Here's the product on the manufacturer's website.
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  3. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #13

    Have you try loading driver in Compatibility mode only you pick Win 7.

    I'm one to talk, got stuff here going back years and years, but it may be simpler with better results if you replaced card.

    A card built for an O/S nineteen years ago (Windows 2000) is asking a lot.

    I would try forcing the compatibility.
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  4. Posts : 12
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       #14

    Replacing the card is, ahem, on the cards if the other solutions (moving the card around and forcing Win 7 compatibility mode) doesn't work.

    Interesting aside: while running Linux (Kubuntu) off a live USB stick,
    Code:
    lshw
    and
    Code:
    lspci
    don't recognise the presence of the card at all.
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  5. bro67's Avatar
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       #15

    That is because Linux needs the “wrapper” in order to recognize the hardware. If you can figure out the chip onboard, you can usually find a driver.
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  6. spapakons's Avatar
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    If unsure use a utility such as Aida64 or Speccy to confirm this is the exact model of your card. To install Windows 7 drivers in compatibility mode, right-click on the file and select Properties. Go to Compatibility tab, check the box and select Windows 7. I would do it for all users with the respective button just in case. If that fails, then you need to extract the driver files to a folder using WinRAR or another application. Then go to the Setup (or similar) file and set that to Windows 7 compatibility mode. Then try running it to start the setup.
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  7. boombastik's Avatar
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       #17

    your card i found that use the chipset ralink2860.
    I found in the station driver a windows 10 driver for this chipset. :
    -https://www.station-drivers.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=352&func=fileinfo&id=1884&lang=en
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  8. Posts : 12
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       #18

    Problem solved - card not seated properly


    Problem solved. I took the card out and put it back in again in the same slot, and it works now on both GNU/Linux and Windows 10. Presumably it was not seated properly.
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  9. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #19

    Wow.

    Thanks for sharing.
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