Solved

Cannot get usb wifi to 'enable' on server 2008, even though drivers were installed fine

Posted on 2010-09-07
2
805 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Just installed a Dell T610 at home, and only have wireless internet.
So I took my USB WiFi stick and plugged it in. Windows server 2008 STD. Edition x64 recognized it straight away and installed the drivers and said all was good.

I go to the network connections window, and it's in there, but it is disabled.

I have tried enabling it, rebooting, reinstalling fresh drivers, unplugging and plugging it back in, but it does just not get enabled.

When I hit 'enable' it flashes up a window that says 'enabling' - like it always does on windows 7 too - and it says 'enabled', and yet it still says 'disabled' in the network connections window.

what to do?
(USB adapter is Linksys WUSB600N)
0
Comment
Question by:somewhereinafrica
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Paka
ID: 33623968
I didn't see any W2008 drivers for the WUSB600N on the Cisco/Linksys site.  I suspect the W2008 plug and play manager might have picked up something else.  Can you verify if they are W2008 signed drivers?

If you really need it working, I would try downloading the W7 drivers from the Cisco/Linksys site and using them.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
somewhereinafrica earned 0 total points
ID: 33623983
I Downloaded the W7 driver from Linksys.

Turns out you have to install WLAN capability as a 'feature', not enabled out of the box, working now :-).
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question