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Windows 8 x64: How to Install Netgear WG311v3 Wireless Driver

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 :)

  1. Mr. K
    November 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    So we will need ReadyDriverPlus forever?? 😦
    Besides my connection sometimes quit and my pc turn into blue screen with this error “driver irql not less or equal”

  2. April 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I have “This device cannot start. (Code 10)” for my wg311v3 device when I look at “Properties” from Device Manager.

    The driver is up to date when I try the “Update Driver Software”.

    Is this because of windows 8 not allowing digitally unsigned drivers to load?
    The driver I installed only says “Windows 7 support” (not win8). Is that a problem?

    Also, I am unsure of what I am suppose to do with the file (netgear_wg311v3_windows_7_64_bit_fix) downloaded from your link.
    You say “extract” the file, but there is nothing to extract.
    Would you mind clarify what I need to do with this file too?

    Thank you for your help.


  3. chronic2000
    July 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    We might want to mention the WG311v.1 and the WG311.v2 are complete different chipset manufacturers, alot of people still have and buy these 54mbps cards and they are just as hard to install in windows7 and even harder with win7x64bit. All are possible but hard to find the right instructions. All require manually pointing the device manager to the .inf files. For the WG311v.1, download and combine AR5001X and AR5002G driver packages to combine the AR5212, AR5111, and AR2111 files from here http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-drivers.php. http://wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_WG311v3 http://wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_WG311v2 http://wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_WG311v1

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