Solved

Can't install linksys wireless-b on windows 7

Posted on 2013-01-12
4
484 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-13
Hi experts,

 I have a wireless -B USB network adaptor model WUSB11-2.8 and I can't get widows 7 to pick up the drivers.
Help
0
Comment
Question by:frankbustos
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
als315 earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Try this solution:
http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Wireless-Adapters/WUSB11-drivers-don-t-work-in-Windows-7/m-p/324965?comm_cc=HSus&comm_lang=en#M27203
If you have 32bit version of Windows,it sold work.
But device is too old. Only WEP protection. May be it is time to change it to something new?
0
 

Author Comment

by:frankbustos
Comment Utility
Yea, I know this was just laying around and I have 64-bit.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:garycase
Comment Utility
First, I agree that you should simply pick up a newer -G or -N adapter ... they're very inexpensive these days [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166079 ]

However ... I've also tried several of these older adapters I had laying around just for grins -- and they CAN be made to work.    Basically, you run the install for the old XP drivers;  and when Windows 7 tells you it didn't work with a window that says it didn't appear to install correctly, you click on the reinstall button.    This will generally do the trick.    But you sometimes have to "fiddle" a bit to get it working okay.

... the question, of course, is how much "fiddling" is it worth doing to save $10 ??  :-)


By the way, this same "trick" works for installing Windows 7 on older systems with integrated graphics that are NOT compatible with Windows 7.    I've got '7 running just fine on old Dell 2350's, 2400's, etc.     You just run the setup for the XP drivers, and do as I noted above when the window saying they didn't install correctly pops up.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:frankbustos
Comment Utility
Got it, thanks!
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

MAC Filtering: MAC filtering is like handing a list of names to a doorman. If someone comes to the door and mentions a name, this name is checked by the doorman on his list and granted or denied access by this. This means that if someone menti…
Tired of waiting for your show or movie to load?  Are buffering issues a constant problem with your internet connection?  Check this article out to see if these simple adjustments are the solution for you.
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…

763 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

6 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now