Linksys Wireless G USB Adapter issue..

Posted: 02-09-2009, 02:05 PM
I have a issue with my Linksys wireless USB adapter. I am trying to use it
with Vista Home Premium. After installing software... I plug the adapter in
(like directions say) and windows update goes to work. It updates the driver
, installs correctly, I then connect to my home network and all is good.

My prob is for some reason I lose internet and the USB adapter itself. One
time I switched users and lost all.
I have tried uninstalling adapter and tried reinstalling by pointing to my D
drive (install CD) in hopes of using the driver that's on the installation
CD. as soon as it saw everything.. windows update once again gave me the
same buggy driver. I have tried to install with UAC disabled... no luck...
the Linksys website/support for drivers has the same updated driver. I tried
to use an older one but Windows keeps forcing this updated one down my
throat.

My network works well... I think it is a linksys driver issue... . is there
a way to fix this?

by the way, I used the same adapter on a XP Pro SP3 system and worked like a
charm... could browse internet and adapter worked well.

Linksys Wireless G USB Adapter issue..


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LVTravel
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Re: Linksys Wireless G USB Adapter issue..
Posted: 02-09-2009, 02:29 PM


"brusse01" <brusse01@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> I have a issue with my Linksys wireless USB adapter. I am trying to use it
> with Vista Home Premium. After installing software... I plug the adapter
> in (like directions say) and windows update goes to work. It updates the
> driver , installs correctly, I then connect to my home network and all is
> good.
>
> My prob is for some reason I lose internet and the USB adapter itself. One
> time I switched users and lost all.
> I have tried uninstalling adapter and tried reinstalling by pointing to my
> D drive (install CD) in hopes of using the driver that's on the
> installation CD. as soon as it saw everything.. windows update once
> again gave me the same buggy driver. I have tried to install with UAC
> disabled... no luck... the Linksys website/support for drivers has the
> same updated driver. I tried to use an older one but Windows keeps forcing
> this updated one down my throat.
>
> My network works well... I think it is a linksys driver issue... . is
> there a way to fix this?
>
> by the way, I used the same adapter on a XP Pro SP3 system and worked like
> a charm... could browse internet and adapter worked well.
Linksys is having issues with their Vista drivers for all their wireless
cards. I use the N wireless adapter from them and it also drops connection.
They tell me that they are working on the issue.

One other comment, never get any drivers from Microsoft update, only from
the computer or device manufacturer. If you have automatic updates turned
on, at least set it so you can decide which updates you want. Hide the
Linksys update by right clicking on it and click Hide.

Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: Linksys Wireless G USB Adapter issue..
Posted: 02-09-2009, 02:40 PM
Go to Linksys web site to find the latest driver instead of Microsoft
update. please post back with the result.

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"brusse01" <brusse01@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I have a issue with my Linksys wireless USB adapter. I am trying to use it
>with Vista Home Premium. After installing software... I plug the adapter
>in (like directions say) and windows update goes to work. It updates the
>driver , installs correctly, I then connect to my home network and all is
>good.
>
> My prob is for some reason I lose internet and the USB adapter itself. One
> time I switched users and lost all.
> I have tried uninstalling adapter and tried reinstalling by pointing to my
> D drive (install CD) in hopes of using the driver that's on the
> installation CD. as soon as it saw everything.. windows update once
> again gave me the same buggy driver. I have tried to install with UAC
> disabled... no luck... the Linksys website/support for drivers has the
> same updated driver. I tried to use an older one but Windows keeps forcing
> this updated one down my throat.
>
> My network works well... I think it is a linksys driver issue... . is
> there a way to fix this?
>
> by the way, I used the same adapter on a XP Pro SP3 system and worked like
> a charm... could browse internet and adapter worked well.
Charles Haugen
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Re: Linksys Wireless G USB Adapter issue..
Posted: 02-09-2009, 05:35 PM
I had this same exact problem with Vista Business. First of all the Linksys
driver is extremely buggy for Vista. With XP it works great. I found part
of the solution on the web and that is to use the drive from Ralink which I
guess makes the chip inside the adapter. Link is
http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Hom...t/Windows.html
I used the USB (RT257x/RT2671) driver and it works great. Now the other
part of the problem I have not found a solution for. Whenever I reboot my
computer the adapter is simply gone. Its not in device manager and not in
my network connections. Only way to get it to be recognized by windows
again is to manually uplug it and wait a few seconds then plug it in again.
After I do that it hooks right up to my network and connects. If anyone has
a solution to it please let me know.




"brusse01" <brusse01@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:uB28B%23riJHA.2384@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I have a issue with my Linksys wireless USB adapter. I am trying to use it
>with Vista Home Premium. After installing software... I plug the adapter
>in (like directions say) and windows update goes to work. It updates the
>driver , installs correctly, I then connect to my home network and all is
>good.
>
> My prob is for some reason I lose internet and the USB adapter itself. One
> time I switched users and lost all.
> I have tried uninstalling adapter and tried reinstalling by pointing to my
> D drive (install CD) in hopes of using the driver that's on the
> installation CD. as soon as it saw everything.. windows update once
> again gave me the same buggy driver. I have tried to install with UAC
> disabled... no luck... the Linksys website/support for drivers has the
> same updated driver. I tried to use an older one but Windows keeps forcing
> this updated one down my throat.
>
> My network works well... I think it is a linksys driver issue... . is
> there a way to fix this?
>
> by the way, I used the same adapter on a XP Pro SP3 system and worked like
> a charm... could browse internet and adapter worked well.
brusse01
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Re: Linksys Wireless G USB Adapter issue..
Posted: 02-09-2009, 06:40 PM
l changed my windows update to the "download but don't install' option. I
once again install the adapter with the install CD (used "Run As
Administrator)... When told to plug in adapter... I plug it in and since it
is USB ... Windows does the "installing device driver' and gave me the same
driver as before.
The only thing I didn't change this time was I didn't disable the Intel
wireless card until after the linksys adapter connected to my network. I
checked Device Manager... all showed ok I checked the Linksys network
adapter properties... all showed ok. Then I disabled the Intel wireless
connection. Didn't want any conflicts.
So far I haven't lost any connectivity. I switched users and the wireless
connection hooked right up. So far so good.

Thanks for the ideas and help....


"LVTravel" <none@nothere.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> "brusse01" <brusse01@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:uB28B#riJHA.2384@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> I have a issue with my Linksys wireless USB adapter. I am trying to use
>> it with Vista Home Premium. After installing software... I plug the
>> adapter in (like directions say) and windows update goes to work. It
>> updates the driver , installs correctly, I then connect to my home
>> network and all is good.
>>
>> My prob is for some reason I lose internet and the USB adapter itself.
>> One time I switched users and lost all.
>> I have tried uninstalling adapter and tried reinstalling by pointing to
>> my D drive (install CD) in hopes of using the driver that's on the
>> installation CD. as soon as it saw everything.. windows update once
>> again gave me the same buggy driver. I have tried to install with UAC
>> disabled... no luck... the Linksys website/support for drivers has the
>> same updated driver. I tried to use an older one but Windows keeps
>> forcing this updated one down my throat.
>>
>> My network works well... I think it is a linksys driver issue... . is
>> there a way to fix this?
>>
>> by the way, I used the same adapter on a XP Pro SP3 system and worked
>> like a charm... could browse internet and adapter worked well.
>
> Linksys is having issues with their Vista drivers for all their wireless
> cards. I use the N wireless adapter from them and it also drops
> connection. They tell me that they are working on the issue.
>
> One other comment, never get any drivers from Microsoft update, only from
> the computer or device manufacturer. If you have automatic updates turned
> on, at least set it so you can decide which updates you want. Hide the
> Linksys update by right clicking on it and click Hide.
brusse01
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Re: Linksys Wireless G USB Adapter issue..
Posted: 02-12-2009, 05:28 PM
Hey charles,

thanks for the link to the Ralink driver. Works pretty good so far.
followed your advice and used the same driver that you did. After reading
about the issue you have with rebooting and losing the adapter I decided to
reboot after I installed the Ralink driver. After reboot, my wireless
adapter hooked right up. Device manager saw it and everything.... makes ya
go hmmm.... will research it a bit more. let me know if you did finally
find a fix. thanks again for your help




"Charles Haugen" <none@anywhere.net> wrote in message
news:7092A365-FA68-475B-992F-F421C4DB01D4@microsoft.com...
> I had this same exact problem with Vista Business. First of all the
> Linksys driver is extremely buggy for Vista. With XP it works great. I
> found part of the solution on the web and that is to use the drive from
> Ralink which I guess makes the chip inside the adapter. Link is
> http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Hom...t/Windows.html
> I used the USB (RT257x/RT2671) driver and it works great. Now the other
> part of the problem I have not found a solution for. Whenever I reboot my
> computer the adapter is simply gone. Its not in device manager and not in
> my network connections. Only way to get it to be recognized by windows
> again is to manually uplug it and wait a few seconds then plug it in
> again. After I do that it hooks right up to my network and connects. If
> anyone has a solution to it please let me know.
>
>
>
>
> "brusse01" <brusse01@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:uB28B%23riJHA.2384@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I have a issue with my Linksys wireless USB adapter. I am trying to use it
>>with Vista Home Premium. After installing software... I plug the adapter
>>in (like directions say) and windows update goes to work. It updates the
>>driver , installs correctly, I then connect to my home network and all is
>>good.
>>
>> My prob is for some reason I lose internet and the USB adapter itself.
>> One time I switched users and lost all.
>> I have tried uninstalling adapter and tried reinstalling by pointing to
>> my D drive (install CD) in hopes of using the driver that's on the
>> installation CD. as soon as it saw everything.. windows update once
>> again gave me the same buggy driver. I have tried to install with UAC
>> disabled... no luck... the Linksys website/support for drivers has the
>> same updated driver. I tried to use an older one but Windows keeps
>> forcing this updated one down my throat.
>>
>> My network works well... I think it is a linksys driver issue... . is
>> there a way to fix this?
>>
>> by the way, I used the same adapter on a XP Pro SP3 system and worked
>> like a charm... could browse internet and adapter worked well.
>
 
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