Windows 8 x64: How to Install Netgear WG311v3 Wireless Driver

November 1, 2012 3 comments

As usual by default 64 bit Windows 8 does not allow any digitally unsigned driver to load in memory.

Here are the steps to follow in order to have your driver installed and working properly. It would run fine using official Netgear v3.1 drivers if I only had 2Gb of RAM but you can also get your WG311v3 working with more than 2Gb of RAM. Install your netgear WG311c3 setup and then you’ll need to download and extract the Marvell v1.0.0.53 driver from here.

1. Once above done, then you need manually install the driver by force. So go Start -> Control Panel -> Device Manager. Here you’ll see a list of all your devices. You should see a little exclamation mark next to your Netgear WG311v3. Right click on this and select “Update Driver Software…”. Now select “Browse my computer for driver software”. Choose “Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer”. Click “Have Disk…” and browse for the file MRVW13C.sys (64-bit).

2.  Install ReadyDriverPlus and follow the wizard; if you are not sure about the options then do not change anything and install with default settings. This will enable windows to boot without “signed driver” option. This step is important

3. Restart windows now; you will notice some screens will appear and automatically windows will load with settings “disable the signed driver” option

4. Once windows starts; you will notice that netgear setup continues; select your geo region and you will see the networks you can connect to.

hope it helps you fellows out there :)

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MSDN 2010: Complete offline help for VS 2010

June 27, 2011 Leave a comment

You can download the complete MSDN 2010 from this link:

http://vshelpdownloader.codeplex.com/releases

This is an .exe which allows you to select the topics and tools for which you want the help

good luck!

How to: Install Netgear WG311v3 Wireless Driver in Win7 – 64 bit

June 15, 2011 1 comment

Those who have 32 bit version of windows 7 and want to install Netgear WG311v3 driver then read this article  else follow the steps below to install the driver for 64 bit windows 7

By default 64 bit windows 7 does not allow any digitally unsigned driver to load in memory; this is as per the architecture. Here are the steps to follow in order to have your driver installed and working properly:

1. download netgear WG311v3 driver for windows 7

2. once download is complete; right click the .exe file and under “compatibility” tab select OS “vista SP3” and “run as administrator”

3. install the driver and in end windows will say plug out the h/w and put it back and restart. click ok but dont take out the wireless card and dont restart.

4.  install ReadyDriverPlus and follow the wizard; if you are not sure about the options then do not change anything and install with default settings. This will enable windows to boot without “signed driver” option. This step is important

5. Restart windows now; you will notice some screens will appear and automatically windows will load with settings “disable the signed driver” option

6. Once windows starts; you wil notice that netgear setup continues; select your geo region and you will see the networks you can connect to.

hope it helps someone 🙂

Increase .vdi file size in Virtual Box

June 7, 2011 1 comment

This is for those who are using virtual box on windows operating XP or higher

Sorry for very brief article bur running short of time and want to publish this one before going offline.

By any chance if you have a fixed sized .vdi file and running short of space and want to increase the file size then follow the below steps to achieve the success.

1. Search for “CloneVDI” tool in google and download version 2 or later

2. Start the downloaded application and select the .vdi file you want to expand

3. Do not change the new file name at this time; which you can change later

4. Under section options select the following choices:

  • Generate new UUID

  • Increase the virtual drive size to: enter the new space size in GB

  • Increase the partition size

Click Proceed button; it will take some time to finish

5. Download .ISO file of gparted version 0.8.0

6.Goto virtual box manager -> select the file and click settings

7. Goto storage tab and right click Sata Controller section on right side; select the cloned file created at step 2

8. Now right click IDE Controller section and select the gparted ISO file and click ok

9. Start the selected environment in order to choose and apply the expanded .vdi file. During setup the gpart environment should load itself and if not then make sure  that it is done

10. While gpart loads there will be a screen asking to make a selection related to “keyboard”; dont change anything and just enter and continue

11. Then you will be prompted for default language and i assume that yours english so just press enter and continue

12. You will be prompted to load what mode of gpart to load; again here just press enter and Gpart will finally load

13. Now on top right side of the gpart window you will see a list box containing two partitions; the one with small file size and big file size.

14. Select the partition from the list box that you want to copy and then in the iddle of the screen you will the visual details of the selected partition; right click over the partition and select Copy

15. Now select the new partition and right click in the detail pane and select Paste

16. On the main toolbar select Apply and wait for a while gpart copies the partition to the expanded one

17. Once the operation is completed; right the expanded partition and select Flags options; select “boot” and click ok

18. Close the virtual box environment and before restarting it; goto settings and remove the .ISO from IDE controller and remove the old .vdi file

19. Now restart the environment and windows will run chkdsk and will boot with no issues

20. Goto windows explorer and check the disk space 🙂

Trial key for MS Project Server 2010

May 26, 2011 2 comments

The key mentioned over microsoft site for trialing MSPS is:

W7FTF-FPKGY-WHYHD-JCQ9B-K8H2F

the above key will not work so instead try the below key.

HRPDM-9C238-7YD9V-DBBR7-QB6BQ

Report Build 3.0 for Reporting Services 2010 Integrated With Sharepoint 2010…

May 25, 2011 Leave a comment

When i installed moss2010 and integrated it with msrs then i found that the report builder installed by default was v1.0. Then i googled about it and found many examples that were referring v3.0

New version has some good features and explore them you can find it here

rsServerConfigurationError in Reporting Services 2008…

May 23, 2011 Leave a comment

This solution will work for those who installed the following on single machine or virtual environment:

  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Reporting Services
  • MOSS 2010

Two points to recollect:

Firstly, you installed all above on single machine

Secondly, while configuring reporting services via RS configuration manager; the default user that is selected under Service Account is *network service*

And I also had the same above configuration on my machine but I was not able to access Rerporting Services link as I was getting rsServerConfigurationError error

I also went thru a terrible time and pain while looking for a solution and after hitting over 100 links on Google and then i thought to try something new on Central Admin site of SharePoint and i clicked *Add a Report Server to the Integration* link under Reporting Services section which is under Central Administration  -> General Application Settings (2nd last link on left pane)

The page displays information about the server name which was selected while installing MOSS and SQL.

I didn’t change anything and I clicked Ok button and J after a while I found the solution.

In this case Network Service account by default expects the authentication to done as if MOSS is installed on a Farm. Since this is a single machine environment hence you need to change the configuration of reporting services via RS configuration manager.

So open RS config manager and after connecting RS; click on left side *Service Account* and select the 2nd option *Use another account* and enter the admin user details

The moment you change the setting and click Apply button; then click *Database* on left side and configure the same username details thru the wizard

Stop and Start reporting services and click http://<yourservername>:80/Reports

It should work and I hope above info may have helped you.