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Old 1st January 2010   #1
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Wireless LAN Driver for Win 7 64bit


Tried as I may, I can't seem to find a Windows 7 64bit driver for a Marvell Libertas 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Client Adapter. Any help would be appreciated. Happy New Year to All!

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Hi peter333,

You might be able to find the driver at www.driverguide.com or if Windows 7 64bit does not recongnize the adapter you may need to contact the manufacture to see if the have one.

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Have done DG but nothing there. Search with manufacturer turned up nothing so I didn't post to them but will give it a go.

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You can try to search the comp manufacturer site for Vista 64 drivers for that device. Marvel doesn't make wireless cards, they make the chipsets which wifi card manufacturers put on their cards and devices.

That chipset is an old chipset, dating back to circa 2004 and unlikely there will ever be windows 7 drivers for it.

What model computer exactly? If you bought the wifi card separate, what brand & model card?

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G'Day "peter333"

Not knowing the Part number try a search here for Marvell drivers
use the standard search or advanced if you have the part number.

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G'Day "peter333"

Not knowing the Part number try a search here for Marvell drivers
use the standard search or advanced if you have the part number.

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AFAIK the drivers there are for Yukon chipsets (wired adapters) and other embedded adapters for various devices, but no wlan drivers.

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G'DAy "peter333"

Noticed that you had not replied, however "TonyT" pointing out the driver variance should not srop you from looking further on the site . Try WLAN info or the Wireless page to search the site for information related to your driver for W7 64 bit.

You could register with them to then get further help for the driver download location.

I can point you to the Manufacturers URL , but you need to do some logical research yourself, I ain't going to hand feed you all the time to solve the problem.

You could search for "Marvell Libertas 802.11b/g Windows 7 64bit drivers" and look at this site to download the driver if it is the right one.

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Error 404 on the link you gave me, pcbugfixer, for cnet which I didn't know had driver downloads; thanks anyway. I do my research as far as possible, eg, Google, Marvell site, Everest Ultimate Edition to have better information & others but I was really stuck. Hope I can help you sometime. PS, I have my e-mail address for responses and only just picked it up after holidays & it was dated from just this morning. Hope you understand my lack of an immediate response.

Thanks TonyT but I had previously downloaded all 3 drivers, unzipped them but none were the right one. Thanks for your efforts, everyone but it looks like the case of Windows 7 drivers not being created. My box is a white box just recently bought 2nd hand.

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G'Day peter333,

All the hyper-links loaded at my end (just re-tested them and all work)

The problem is the part / model number, if you had this it would be easy to locate.

In the mean time load this page and look at the Marvell Libertas entries for Vista which in some cases will work in W7.

Updated and Latest Marvell Driver
Check the
1. Marvell Libertas MRVL8335a 802.11b/g WLAN Driver 1.0.0.49 Windows Vista x32/x64
2. Marvell Libertas MRVL8335a 802.11b/g WLAN Driver 1.0.0.53 Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP(x32/x64)/Vista(x32/x64)
and the 3. Marvell Libertas MRVL8338 802.11b/g WLAN Driver 1.0.0.49 Windows Vista x32/x64

Why don't you just register with them and send in your support question !?

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My box is a white box just recently bought 2nd hand.
Take off the side cover, unscrew the wifi antenna, remove the wifi card and read the label on it. Post ALL labels' details here, as well as other printed info.

The main problem here is that the card is not manufactured by Marvell, they don't make network cards. They only make the chipsets. You can't go into a store and buy a Marvell device, you buy a Linksys or a Netgear or a XYZ which has a Marvell chipset on it.

Your best bet would be to purchase a newer card or usb wifi that's supported by Windows 7 out of the box.

See the Windows 7 Compatability list of supported wifi devices.

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Take off the side cover, unscrew the wifi antenna, remove the wifi card and read the label on it. Post ALL labels' details here, as well as other printed info.

The main problem here is that the card is not manufactured by Marvell, they don't make network cards. They only make the chipsets. You can't go into a store and buy a Marvell device, you buy a Linksys or a Netgear or a XYZ which has a Marvell chipset on it.

Your best bet would be to purchase a newer card or usb wifi that's supported by Windows 7 out of the box.

See the Windows 7 Compatability list of supported wifi devices.
Yup, and most card manufacturers either use the drivers supplied by the chipset manufacturer or will have a driver made specifically for them by the chipset manufacturer and may in fact link to the manufacturers web site for its drivers and updates!

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Yup, and most card manufacturers either use the drivers supplied by the chipset manufacturer or will have a driver made specifically for them by the chipset manufacturer and may in fact link to the manufacturers web site for its drivers and updates!

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Actually, most wifi chipset manufacturers release hardware APIs to the card manufacturers & OEMs who then code their own drivers and bundled applications.

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Actually, most wifi chipset manufacturers release hardware APIs to the card manufacturers & OEMs who then code their own drivers and bundled applications.
"APIs are implemented by applications, libraries and operating systems to determine the vocabulary and calling conventions the programmer should employ to use their services. It may include specifications for routines, data structures, object classes and protocols used to communicate between the consumer and implementer of the API."

So where did you say they get this from ?
Or are you splitting hairs ?

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To start, see Development section and API section:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_drivers

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To start, see Development section and API section:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_drivers
Uses the same reference material I used !

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