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D-Link (DI-524) router driver download needed

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  • I downloaded Windows 7 and now can't get on the internet because i don't have the driver for my router. It's a D-Link model DI-524. Does anyone know where I can find it so I can get internet access again?
    27. srpna 2009 14:31

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  • Driver for your router? Check D-Link's website for downloads for your router, but first read below.

    Do you mean "I installed win7 and now can't get on the internet with win7?" If so, that is not a router issue, that is you need to find a driver for your ethernet card in your computer.

    Please clarify exactly what happened when you lost net access, was this happening on one computer only?, or do all comps hooked up to this router unable to get net access?
    Hello! Please reply back, promptly if possible with the results to solutions to your problem!

    Curious about Win7 min. system requirements?
    Readme: Older ATI, Intel onboard graphics, or NVIDIA graphics cards on Windows 7
    Windows 7 tips
    - JoelbX
    27. srpna 2009 14:40
  • only this computer can't access the internet. it's the one with windows 7 as the operating system. the laptop won't recognize the router which connects me to the internet even when i connect the two with a cable directly.
    27. srpna 2009 14:42
  • JoelbX is this what i need? http://www.findmysoft.com/drivers/D-Link-DI-524_revE-Quick-Router-Setup-Utility-3-00--driver.html

    thanks for the help. I'm not too tech savvy.
    27. srpna 2009 14:45
  • You have to understand first, that routers do not get installed into Windows. not 7, not vista, not XP, not ME, not 2k, not 98, not 95. None of them.  And when you purchase a router, the CD with it is usually listed as a "resource cd" not including drivers. There may be an exception with these new wifi/3g routers I saw at the store, but def. not in your case. I agree with JoelbX, you are probably missing an ethernet driver, I would go into device manager, right click on the network card. then choose update driver software. At which point, choose automatically search Windows update for a driver.


    Hope this helps.

    P.S. another good way of finding out if this is Win7 specific is to see if you have internet access on any other machines on this same router.


    27. srpna 2009 15:14
  • only this computer can't access the internet. it's the one with windows 7 as the operating system. the laptop won't recognize the router which connects me to the internet even when i connect the two with a cable directly.
    But other computers hooked up to the same router are able to receive net access?

    If so, your computer with win7 (reading you post I assume it is a laptop) needs to go onto Windows Update, as they probably have a driver for you and is the easiest way to get drivers when you're not tech-savvy. The probelm is we need to get the comp online somehow to use Windows Update.

    Hello! Please reply back, promptly if possible with the results to solutions to your problem!

    Curious about Win7 min. system requirements?
    Readme: Older ATI, Intel onboard graphics, or NVIDIA graphics cards on Windows 7
    Windows 7 tips
    - JoelbX
    27. srpna 2009 15:23
  • JoelbX is this what i need? http://www.findmysoft.com/drivers/D-Link-DI-524_revE-Quick-Router-Setup-Utility-3-00--driver.html

    thanks for the help. I'm not too tech savvy.

    Check to see if any other computer can get net access first, but sounds like that link is for D-Link's CD you get with the router that you install all this software to get online with. I call it ____ software and refuse to install that stuff, since Windows already does all the functions the software you link to does.

    Hello! Please reply back, promptly if possible with the results to solutions to your problem!

    Curious about Win7 min. system requirements?
    Readme: Older ATI, Intel onboard graphics, or NVIDIA graphics cards on Windows 7
    Windows 7 tips
    - JoelbX
    27. srpna 2009 15:26
  • got that far. it then says connection time failed, remote server is not responding.  any suggestions?
    27. srpna 2009 15:30
  • You have to understand first, that routers do not get installed into Windows. not 7, not vista, not XP, not ME, not 2k, not 98, not 95. None of them.  And when you purchase a router, the CD with it is usually listed as a "resource cd" not including drivers.
    Yep, the router is a separate piece of hardware, and the reesource CD is only good to me if it has drivers for a wireless adapter I am using, otherwise it just installs their own software which does the same functions Windows already does!
    I agree with JoelbX, you are probably missing an ethernet driver, I would go into device manager, right click on the network card. then choose update driver software. At which point, choose automatically search Windows update for a driver.
    Except for (I am assuming) the computer does not have net access, in which case you can't access Windows Update.
    Also I assume you have no clue what Device Manager is. (It lists all the devices installed on your system and can help in locating features of hardware, updated drivers, etc.)
    P.S. another good way of finding out if this is Win7 specific is to see if you have internet access on any other machines on this same router.
    Yep, need to try that to see if we have a router problem or a computer problem, have to eliminate potential causes to a problem!
    Hello! Please reply back, promptly if possible with the results to solutions to your problem!

    Curious about Win7 min. system requirements?
    Readme: Older ATI, Intel onboard graphics, or NVIDIA graphics cards on Windows 7
    Windows 7 tips
    - JoelbX
    27. srpna 2009 15:32
  • and what is stating that the connection time failed? Windows? Doesnt sound like a Windows error related to ethernet networking, more like dial-up modem, or PPOE (DSL) Are you using DSL that requires a username and password? Also, have you looked in the device manager to find the network card, and make sure it is installed correctly? Did you check the properties of that adapter and make sure that you have it set to automatically get IP information?  There are many solutions, but the problem is we cannot rightly determine what is causing the issue. I know your giving as much info as you can, but try and be more descriptive.


    Thanks,
    27. srpna 2009 15:34
  • got that far. it then says connection time failed, remote server is not responding.  any suggestions?

    Got how far? You are trying another computer with the router? More info please!

    Hello! Please reply back, promptly if possible with the results to solutions to your problem!

    Curious about Win7 min. system requirements?
    Readme: Older ATI, Intel onboard graphics, or NVIDIA graphics cards on Windows 7
    Windows 7 tips
    - JoelbX
    27. srpna 2009 15:36
  • Yeah I thought about that, after i sent it, I should probably edit that, or delete it, no net access means no upgrading software, DUH!
    27. srpna 2009 15:39
  • only have the one computer at home rite now. wife is home trying to do what i read here from work. she selected broadband connection when prompted under the device manager. put in our router username and password. then she got the message indicated above about timing out. the computer wants to connect to the internet for the update but obviously can't. i downloaded a few drivers from work and burned to a cd with the hope that will help in case. any other suggestions are greatly appreciated. how do we set so it automatically gets the IP info. she read me a number before that i thought was a temporary ip number. it was xxx.xxx.x.x i think the problem is that the computer is not talking to the modem/router?

    thanks for the patience.
    27. srpna 2009 15:47
  •  she selected broadband connection when prompted under the device manager. put in our router username and password. then she got the message indicated above about timing out.
    Does your Net connection require a login?

    Hello! Please reply back, promptly if possible with the results to solutions to your problem!

    Curious about Win7 min. system requirements?
    Readme: Older ATI, Intel onboard graphics, or NVIDIA graphics cards on Windows 7
    Windows 7 tips
    - JoelbX
    27. srpna 2009 15:55
  • well we have security enabled the router so others can't jump on and use our connection. so the username and pword i assume were for that. does that sound rite?
    27. srpna 2009 15:58
  • Ah, that is for the wireless, normal ethernet connections do not need the password since the comp would have to be physically plugged into the router with a ethernet cable. The password stuff you encountered was Windows probably asking "Does your ISP (the company providing net service to you) require a login name and password to get net access?".

    Take the password off your new broadband connection you made on your computer and see if you can get net access.

    Hello! Please reply back, promptly if possible with the results to solutions to your problem!

    Curious about Win7 min. system requirements?
    Readme: Older ATI, Intel onboard graphics, or NVIDIA graphics cards on Windows 7
    Windows 7 tips
    - JoelbX
    27. srpna 2009 16:16
  • no it doesnt. lemme have the wife give that try. thanks. stay tuned...
    27. srpna 2009 16:34
  • JoelbX>>This goes back to what I wrote about it possibly being DSL or PPPoE, Windows is not detecting a valid NIC card, and is letting the wife try and setup an internet connection using the wizard.  This is also the case if you try and setup a 3G connection, or old skool modem. I will try and explain in detail a few things to try.


    nointernetaccess>>

      First off lets try this:  Make sure there are lights indicating a link when you plug in the network cable. If there are not, could be a bad cable.
     If there are lights, even one solid green one then read on..

         Click on the "winlogo" (used to say start) assuming your not using the classic start menu,
           you will have a list on the right, starting from the top down, look for the word "Computer". 
            Right click on it and select "Manage" , this will open whats called an MMC, or Microsoft Management Console.
             In the tree on the left look for the words "Device manager" and click it.
               In the larger right window will list all the devices in your system: Expand the networking portion by clicking the little plus sign
                 ensure that your networking card is listed, and does NOT have an exclamation point on the icon itself.
                    If it does, than the device was not installed correctly, or Windows doesnt have the correct driver on the machine.
                       If it does NOT, than you can right click on the device, and choose "DISABLE", then re-enable it.
                           now open the control panel, and choose network and sharing center.
                              On the left hand side of that window will be a link for "Change Adapter Settings" Click it.
                                 This will open another window displaying all networking adapters, right click on Local Area Connection and choose "properties"
                                    When this opens, first de-select the IPv6 box, you wont need this, and it sometimes causes an issue.
                                       Now right click on the IPv4 entry and select properties
                                            Ensure that is set to automatically get IP settings, and DNS settings.
         Now go back to the window that listed the network adapters, right click on Local area connection, and choose status. Click the alternate tab at the top, and list exactly here what it says.

    With this information we should be able to determine the root cause of your issue.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the culprit is a device thats not even there....

    (also can you confirm that this is in fact Windows 7 RTM, not the RC?)                               
    27. srpna 2009 17:12
  • I just started my new Windows 7 Home Premium computer and it looked for the computers on my network. It promptly shut down all the internet connections and erased the WEP keys. When I try to connect on the new computer, neither of the others which are XP can connect.  And, the W7 computer loses the router name from the list. The XPs only connect if the W7 is shut down completely. I have a DLink DI-524 and the compatibility list shows it works with 32 bit. My W7 is 64bit. Is this a problem? Why has it zapped my other computers and sucked out their settings??? Can't find help at DLink.
    2. listopadu 2009 19:35
  • I was able to connect my new laptop with Windows 7 to the DLink DI-524 router. 

    I got the laptop from Dell last month and at first I could not access the DLink DI-524 router, even though the router works fine with 3 other non-Windows 7 laptops.  I called Dell and they reloaded the drivers for the wireless card.  They determined that the encryption type for the wireless network needed to be changed from WEP to AES-CCMP.  Apparently, Windows 7 does not work with WEP.  They remotely accessed my laptop and the router to do this, and then remotely accessed the other laptops to change the encryption type.  Everything works fine now.

    By the way, I went to the DLink website, which says that the DI-524 is no longer supported.  I called DLink and they were no help at all.  I also had tried downloading Firmware v2.04b02 for the router, per some other postings, but was not able to load it onto the router.  

    All in all, Dell was very helpful.  DLink was not. 

    29. listopadu 2010 3:08