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Windows 7: Linksys WUSB600N

03 Mar 2010   #51
dcorba

7 64 bit
 
 
I don't have these firewalls.

I talked to linksys and they updated the firmware with my router which still has not fixed the problem we are having with the Windows 7 machine. I can be on for awhile then the internet just drops. I pull out the adapter and plug it back in and we regain a connection. Our connection drops sometimes when we are in the middle of something and sometimes when we walk away from the computer and come back and find it has dropped. I thought I would call them again to try something else???


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05 Mar 2010   #52
benzofree2002

vista
 
 

@dcorba

Which version are you using? My adapter, version 1, drops off intermittently because USB power from my computer isn't enough to power it (when it warms up the power demand seems to rise).

When I plug it in to an AC powered USB hub it stays up all the time.
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08 Mar 2010   #53
Duncan

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Fix for ausus p7p55d motherboard

*****************I FINALLY HAVE MINE WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!***************


I'm using an asus p7p55d motherboard.
I updated the chipset and the bios to the latest drivers
and hey presto!!! it's working!!

before i would click enable and it would just stay saying enabling for ages and i would have to enter task manager and end the process.

then I updated the chipset and it would say enabled but stay greyed out!

then I updated the bios and it works!!!

if you have the same motherboard as me and are having problems then maybe this will help you too!!

good luck!
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31 Mar 2010   #54
sexycurryian

window x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ooBoneZoo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
I looked in device manager and there was the device and the driver was showing in the properties. It also said 'device working properly' in properties. I tried enabling it and the little box that popped up said enabled, but it remained grayed out with disabled written underneath it.
This is the exact problem I had. I originally purchased a Netgear PCI wireless adapter. Device manager said the device was working fine, but disabled and wouldn't enable. Took it back to the store and bought the Linksys PCI 600n. Same exact thing with device manager showing the device working properly but disabled and wouldn't enable.

I then called Linksys support and paid for their techs to remotely control my computer and try to get it working and still same thing. Device working properly in Device Manager but disabled and wouldn't enable. They suggested getting the USB version.

I then took the PCI version back and got the WUSB600N v.2, plugged it into the USB slot and after manually installing the drivers, Device Manager showed the device working properly but disabled and wouldn't enable! I was really frustrated at this point.

I'm a tech of 12+ years and I consulted with other techs and with Linksys techs and everybody was saying things from the PCI slot on my mobo being bad to it being a Windows 7 problem to the adapter itself. But I saw other people using this adapter in Windows 7 and the only other option was to re-install Windows 7.

I decided to take one last look through Google before re-installing Windows 7 and I stumbled across a post at the Vista forums where somebody had the same problem as us and they said they uninstalled ZoneAlarm and their adapter just started working. Well I used ZoneAlarm also, so after uninstalling ZoneAlarm and restarting the computer the adapter automatically enabled itself and I was on the network!

I spent 3 days with 3 different adapters trying to figure out this problem and it ended up not being my PCI slot, not being a Windows 7 problem, and not being a driver problem. It was a third-party software problem. ZoneAlarm was taking over the network connections and for some reason not allowing new network adapters to be installed properly. Needless to say, I've since dumped ZoneAlarm. I don't need it anyway as my router has 2 firewalls, plus Windows firewall plus my wireless network is not broadcasting.

Duncan, if your device manager says the device and drivers are working properly, then it most likely is. What is causing the device to be disabled and not enable is some third-party software like ZoneAlarm or some other antivirus/firewall. Even disabling ZoneAlarm wouldn't work. It had to actually be uninstalled. I would uninstall your antivirus and firewall software (not Windows firewall) and try that. If your device still won't enable after a restart, then the only other option would be to reinstall Windows 7 and install the adapter before any other third-party software is installed. That is unless you can uninstall one third-party program at a time to determine which program is causing your adapter to be disabled.

Hope this info helps. Any further questions, feel free to ask.

Thank you ooBoneZoo !! Seriously, you sloved my problem. I tried call Linksys cisco tech support for help but they ended up offering me a package (cost $69.99USD) that garentee the problem is fixed and any other problems within a year. Such a rip off. anyways, Im appreciate your help. Thanks.
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02 Apr 2010   #55
k1n6

windows 7
 
 
only 54 but still seems faster

I replaced a TP-link usb wireless card with the wusb600n and while it only shows 54 megs, the actual through put and reliability is MUCH higher/better than the other USB.

I'm running windows 7 and ran the setup in vista compat mode - works flawless. it does take up to 25 or 30 seconds to connect but then runs great.

DB
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13 Apr 2010   #56
dcorba

7 64 bit
 
 
Tried powered usb- still drops

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benzofree2002 View Post
@dcorba

Which version are you using? My adapter, version 1, drops off intermittently because USB power from my computer isn't enough to power it (when it warms up the power demand seems to rise).

When I plug it in to an AC powered USB hub it stays up all the time.
I have v. 2. I tried a powered usb and the internet connection still drops. Is there a different wireless adaptor I should just go out and buy?? I have spent hours (just like many of you) and feel stuck with a lemon.
Advice?
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13 Apr 2010   #57
dcorba

7 64 bit
 
 
I don't have zone alarm either

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benzofree2002 View Post
@dcorba

Which version are you using? My adapter, version 1, drops off intermittently because USB power from my computer isn't enough to power it (when it warms up the power demand seems to rise).

When I plug it in to an AC powered USB hub it stays up all the time.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sexycurryian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ooBoneZoo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
I looked in device manager and there was the device and the driver was showing in the properties. It also said 'device working properly' in properties. I tried enabling it and the little box that popped up said enabled, but it remained grayed out with disabled written underneath it.
This is the exact problem I had. I originally purchased a Netgear PCI wireless adapter. Device manager said the device was working fine, but disabled and wouldn't enable. Took it back to the store and bought the Linksys PCI 600n. Same exact thing with device manager showing the device working properly but disabled and wouldn't enable.

I then called Linksys support and paid for their techs to remotely control my computer and try to get it working and still same thing. Device working properly in Device Manager but disabled and wouldn't enable. They suggested getting the USB version.

I then took the PCI version back and got the WUSB600N v.2, plugged it into the USB slot and after manually installing the drivers, Device Manager showed the device working properly but disabled and wouldn't enable! I was really frustrated at this point.

I'm a tech of 12+ years and I consulted with other techs and with Linksys techs and everybody was saying things from the PCI slot on my mobo being bad to it being a Windows 7 problem to the adapter itself. But I saw other people using this adapter in Windows 7 and the only other option was to re-install Windows 7.

I decided to take one last look through Google before re-installing Windows 7 and I stumbled across a post at the Vista forums where somebody had the same problem as us and they said they uninstalled ZoneAlarm and their adapter just started working. Well I used ZoneAlarm also, so after uninstalling ZoneAlarm and restarting the computer the adapter automatically enabled itself and I was on the network!

I spent 3 days with 3 different adapters trying to figure out this problem and it ended up not being my PCI slot, not being a Windows 7 problem, and not being a driver problem. It was a third-party software problem. ZoneAlarm was taking over the network connections and for some reason not allowing new network adapters to be installed properly. Needless to say, I've since dumped ZoneAlarm. I don't need it anyway as my router has 2 firewalls, plus Windows firewall plus my wireless network is not broadcasting.

Duncan, if your device manager says the device and drivers are working properly, then it most likely is. What is causing the device to be disabled and not enable is some third-party software like ZoneAlarm or some other antivirus/firewall. Even disabling ZoneAlarm wouldn't work. It had to actually be uninstalled. I would uninstall your antivirus and firewall software (not Windows firewall) and try that. If your device still won't enable after a restart, then the only other option would be to reinstall Windows 7 and install the adapter before any other third-party software is installed. That is unless you can uninstall one third-party program at a time to determine which program is causing your adapter to be disabled.

Hope this info helps. Any further questions, feel free to ask.

Thank you ooBoneZoo !! Seriously, you sloved my problem. I tried call Linksys cisco tech support for help but they ended up offering me a package (cost $69.99USD) that garentee the problem is fixed and any other problems within a year. Such a rip off. anyways, Im appreciate your help. Thanks.
I don't use zone alarm but do have windows firewall and nortons. COuld that be my issue?????
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13 Apr 2010   #58
YakSipper

Win7
 
 

Try changing wireless channel on the router if you haven't yet.

Yeah, and only use one firewall at a time. Either disable Windows Firewall or uninstall Norton. I'd go with the latter, personally.
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13 Apr 2010   #59
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have the PCI wmp600n version of the Linksys. They have RALINK chipsets.
Try different versions/dates of their drivers.

I have found (for my purposes) that a driver released in summer 2009 works the best - even beats latest 2010 which sometimes dropped off connection!
There are at least 4 versions to try - some with more or less 'features' enabled.
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13 Apr 2010   #60
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by k1n6 View Post
I replaced a TP-link usb wireless card with the wusb600n and while it only shows 54 megs, the actual through put and reliability is MUCH higher/better than the other USB.

I'm running windows 7 and ran the setup in vista compat mode - works flawless. it does take up to 25 or 30 seconds to connect but then runs great.

DB
Can you tell everyone which driver you are using?

You need an 'n' router for 150Mbps/300+ speeds!
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