Cannot install Linksys BEFCMU10 cable modem driver to Windows Vista laptop
Posted on 2009-02-17
I have had a Linksys BEFCMU10 v4 cable modem for some time and have had it installed and in use with a desktop computer. I recently replaced the Desktop with a Toshiba laptop computer and when the ethernet cord was plugged in it did not work. The Toshiba LAN driver is installed (Realtek) but the computer does not recognize the Linksys modem. I've downloaded the updated driver from the Linksys website, but there is no installation file. Only .sys and .inf files, etc. The .exe file is a uninstaller only. I have the original install disk, but it doesn't seem to work on Vista (only gives me the pdf user guide which is not useful).
Any idea why the modem isn't being recognized and the ethernet isn't working? I have a wireless connection using the same modem and a netgear router, but I'd like the faster speed of the ethernet.