Drivers for wireless gaming receiver

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  • theguy 6 Jan 2013 12:56:31 860 posts
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    I've an unofficial Xbox wireless gaming receiver which works with my android tablet but fails to work on my PC as Windows can't find the driver software. I have tried using guides which have mentioned downloading the drivers of Microsoft's website and doing it manually but I get a code 10 error when doing this. Please could anyone offer some help.
  • CyborgD 19 Jan 2013 00:27:10 23 posts
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    1. Device manager

    2. Right Click on 'Unknown Device' or remove the drivers first so that it appears as Unknown Device.

    3. Click Update Driver Software

    4. Browse Computer for Driver Software, DO NOT CLICK AUTOMATIC UPDATE.

    5. Click on 'Let me pick from a list of Device Drivers on my computer'

    6. IMPORTANT, go down to 'Microsoft Common Controller For Windows Class'. Highlight and click next.

    7. This list varies by machine and i cannot be 100% sure but you should have a bunch of drivers in this list referring to your receiver, i actually have to use the 'XBOX 360 Controller For Windows Version: 2.1.0.1349 [13/08/2009]' driver to make it function and find my controller. (Getting this to appear requires that you first install this official microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories Software 1.2, http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-gb/d/xbox-360-wireless-controller-for-windows)

    Go through and use my method first, if that doesn't work then try the other drivers after removing the previous one first. Good luck and tell me what you find if you can.

    Edit: I'm using windows 7 64bit.

    Edited by CyborgD at 00:52:36 19-01-2013

    Edited by CyborgD at 10:56:35 11-06-2015
  • theguy 19 Jan 2013 01:34:09 860 posts
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    Thank you kindly for the reply. I did try the above method to no avail although I didn't try the other drivers. I was leaning towards the problem being with Windows on the PC as opposed to the hardware itself

    Edited by theguy at 01:34:28 19-01-2013
  • ChassisBird 18 Apr 2013 19:45:54 1 posts
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    Thank you Cyborg D! Your guide just made my wireless reciever work.
  • Deleted user 18 April 2013 20:34:50
    Just out of curiosity why are you using an unofficial one and not the one made by Microsoft? I have the MS one and all xbox stuff seamlessly works with Windows, no download etc required.

    Or just a case of you just so happen to have it knocking about. Not a dig i am just wondering if advantage to using unofficial ones.

    Edited by Sharzam at 20:35:32 18-04-2013
  • Fake_Blood 18 Apr 2013 20:45:22 6,365 posts
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    I think the advantage is monetary.
  • theguy 18 Apr 2013 20:51:39 860 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    I think the advantage is monetary.
    Pretty much this. Personally, I didn't think there would be too much of a difference and assumed a non official one would work just fine
  • jonsaan 18 Apr 2013 21:06:47 26,444 posts
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    We have the ms 360 wireless reciever thingy for Windows and the bastard thing would not install no matter what I did. Eventually I discovered it was something called joytokey that was over riding it that my son had installed. As soon as I removed that...bingo.
  • Nekator 20 Apr 2015 00:56:44 2 posts
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    @CyborgD thank you very much for this tipp.. i´ve searched for months for a solution why my original controller wouldnt work, your tipp did the trick. Nowhere else is anything about this..
  • CyborgD 11 Jun 2015 10:58:19 23 posts
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    @Nekator Hey there, I just edited the guide as I missed something in between. Glad I could help. Happy gaming!
  • joeaho 6 Sep 2015 10:56:23 6 posts
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    ok i have the wireless adapter, but when i plug it into a usb port on my pc the little green light on the adapter doesnt come on like its suppose to, so now my controller cant connect.. i have not been able to find a solution. The method above is not valid for me, when i go to device manager i dont even see the "Unknown Device" so i cant update anything, and i cant find software online. please help me ! it was working fine the other day and seems to only work randomly.. so weird.. and windows will not find software for the device.
  • THFourteen 6 Sep 2015 11:37:27 40,609 posts
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    Tried a different USB port?
  • kingcrowbar 7 Sep 2015 18:50:54 952 posts
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    @joeaho
    If the light doesn't even come on it may have blown a fuse.
    I've had 2 receivers blow the fuse over the years. It supposedly helps running it through a powered USB hub but still, mine didn't last. I managed to repair one but destroyed the other.
    On the other hand my kids have one each and had no issues so it may just be motherboard dependant.

    Repair guide if you're handy with a soldering iron
  • joeaho 8 Sep 2015 03:29:22 6 posts
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  • joeaho 8 Sep 2015 03:32:58 6 posts
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    Like let me share some more info on the problem. When i had win7 ultimate, the receiver would be noticed. but when i went to shut down my cpu and start it back up, my pc didnt see it anymore.. and it would literally be random when it would work. at one point whenever i plugged my wifi usb (linksys AE2500)in and pulled it out thats when my pc would nitce it and not notice it.. like it had something to do with the Linksys AE2500 usb????? idk just now my pc wont see it at all.
  • joeaho 8 Sep 2015 03:55:26 6 posts
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    i bought the adapter over 7 years ago when i first used it on windows vista, and surprisingly i still have the install CD but when i try to run the CD, a window pops up and says "This program has compatibility issues" i have win8.1 pro right now. and even when i tried the cd on win7 ultimate, it said the same thing.
  • joeaho 8 Sep 2015 03:58:39 6 posts
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    I got the adapter open and i dont see any hot spots on the circuit board.
    And tested the fuse(with the link u showed me) and am still getting continuity. so the fuse is still good.


    Edited by joeaho at 04:15:44 08-09-2015


    Ok so this is random just plugged it into my pc and the green light turned on but turned back off after 2 seconds, but windows recognized it and installed the drivers but now the green light wont turn back on????? wtf is going on?? lol

    Edited by joeaho at 04:30:42 08-09-2015
  • joeaho 8 Sep 2015 04:34:47 6 posts
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    ok i think i found the problem.. when i plug the adapter into the usb port i have to push it to one side and the light stays on but if i let go and let it "hang" it turns off... fuck lol
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