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Windows 7: Linksys Wireless Adapter

13 Jan 2009   #1

Vista Home Premium x64
 
 
Linksys Wireless Adapter

Driver for Linksys Wireless pci adapter will not install on Windows 7 x64. Is there anyway I can force it to install or extract the driver somehow? It worked fine in my Vista Home Premium 32 so it should work right?

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13 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried to install it with Vista compatibility mode?
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13 Jan 2009   #3

Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Have you tried to install it with Vista compatibility mode?
Thanks, I'll give that a try.
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13 Jan 2009   #4

Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

I tried that with no luck. When I try to update driver in device manager it says can't locate software even when I point it right to it. I guess this won't work on X64. Can it be forced?
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13 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 build 7000
 
 

Nope. 32bit and 64bit drivers aren't compatibile... dll are different, you need a x64 driver for Vista, seems to me it's the only way...
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13 Jan 2009   #6

Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rusek666 View Post
Nope. 32bit and 64bit drivers aren't compatibile... dll are different, you need a x64 driver for Vista, seems to me it's the only way...
You are 100% correct. I just confirmed that with Linksys support. Thanks for your help though.
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16 Jan 2009   #7

Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Windows 7 provides a generic Wireless USB LAN driver.

Select "Locate and install a driver manually" from the "Update Driver" button from the Driver Properties in Device Manager

This worked for my Linksys USB wireless Adapter in Windows 7 64bit.
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07 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, I'm in the same boat, I was able to get my Linksys WUSB54Gv2 adapter to install okay under Windows 7 32 bit edition, but no luck with that driver or with the generic driver that comes with Windows 7 64 bit. So I guess I'm going to have to find a wireless USB adapter that comes with 64 bit drivers.

Granted the device I'm using is 5 years old, but it still works like a champ with XP-Pro and Windows 7 32 bit.

Anyone able to recommend a cheap device with 64 bit drivers?
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07 Feb 2009   #9

Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

Try this link for your drivers before you buy a new adapter.

64 bit drivers for Linksys adapters - Wireless Adapters - Linksys Community Forums
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10 Feb 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the link but still a no-go. Looks like they support the v4 adapter but not my old v2.

And the generic driver that comes with Windows 7, well it isn't too happy with it either.

For now I'll keep the 50ft cable strung to my router, but I'll have to get it out of the way soon.
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