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

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    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 23H2

    What card is it, specific make model version?

    Is it support under Win 10?
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    Windows 10
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    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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    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 23H2

    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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    Windows 10
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    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,
    don't recognise the presence of the card at all.
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    Mac OS Catalina

    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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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)

    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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    Windows 11 pro X64 latest

    your card i found that use the chipset ralink2860.
    I found in the station driver a windows 10 driver for this chipset. :
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    Windows 10
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    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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    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 23H2


    Thanks for sharing.
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