Ok pretty much same problem for me also. Just used the same method proposed here by Kragen2179 to get this card functional on a Dell Windows 10 machine in 2017. I'm altering his method just slightly to detail the process for Windows 10. Bought a Netgear WG311v3 and tried to install it several times on Windows 10 32bit using the drivers on the support page for WG311v3 and downloaded wg311v3_v188.8.131.52_setup. Lexmark 2500 Series Driver Windows 10. exe. It would always produce errorcode 10, (device didn't start.) And the Smart Wizard for setting up the wireless card would not open under any compatibility settings. Solution: First you have to find right driver and that should be wg311v3_3_1_setup.exe.
Oct 28, 2017 wg311v3 driver does not start (code 10). Process for Windows 10. Bought a Netgear WG311v3 and tried to. Right driver and that should be wg311v3. WG311v3 - G54 Wireless PCI. GearHead Support is a technical support service for NETGEAR devices and all other connected devices. Windows Operating Systems. Why doesn't Windows 10 have drivers for the Netgear WG311v3. Windows 10 doesn't support all drivers. Have a Windows 10 driver for the WG311v3.
This is NOT the one on the support page for WG311v3. On Google I found, and provided you avoid the advertising downloads, it easily provided wg311v3_3_1_setup.exe. Go to properties on the file wg311v3_3_1_setup.exe and select 'compability' and choose 'windows vista service pack 2' also checkbox 'run as administrator'. Run wg311v3_3_1_setup.exe, possibly twice since if you installed other drivers first, it will have to uninstall them before these will be installed.
Reboot the computer, you will be prompted with a warning to 'install uncertified drivers, select yes and trust driver' 4. Now the Smart Wizard is functioning and all is well. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Usb Driver Windows 10. What's also interesting, is that upon rebooting, the Windows 10 native drivers seemed to take over and function, until I reopened the Smart Wizard program from Netgear. I don't care which one works, provided it works.