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Windows 7: Need help with wireless adaptor

10 Mar 2009   #1
UnGrad

windows 7
 
 
Need help with wireless adaptor

Hi, I just bought a linksys compact wireless-g USB adaptor with speedbooster and tried to get it to work on windows 7....no luck...

Am I missing something? It's picking up networks, it's just not letting me connect to the networks after I put my password in.


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11 Mar 2009   #2
wguimb

 

Are you new to setting up a wireless adapter? Is this a USB or a computer PCI/E card? Do you have a wireless access point or a wireless router? The wireless networks your card is finding, were they setup by you?
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11 Mar 2009   #3
UnGrad

windows 7
 
 

It's USB.

Yes, I have a wireless router... and I know it works because I'm using it now. The network was set up by verizon.
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11 Mar 2009   #4
wguimb

 

So you definitely know the Preshared key or password to the Wireless Router? You may need visit the Linksys website to see if they have a more current driver for Vista. Install that driver in compatibility mode for Vista.
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11 Mar 2009   #5
UnGrad

windows 7
 
 

I have the password...


I cant go to the website without my internet working....

How do I do compatibility mode???
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11 Mar 2009   #6
wguimb

 

You are using a different computer to connect to this forum, correct? Download the driver from this computer, put it on a CD or USB drive. Copy the driver to your problem computer. Right click on the setup.exe file or drivername.exe file and click properties. Enable compatibility mode and select "Windows Vista". Click apply or OK. Run the driver install.
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11 Mar 2009   #7
UnGrad

windows 7
 
 

How do I get to comp. mode in windows 7.... I cant seem to figure this out.

Also, I can install from cd the software to the adapter no problem, It's the working after that that Im having a problem...
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27 Dec 2009   #8
Stacman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnGrad View Post
How do I get to comp. mode in windows 7.... I cant seem to figure this out.
wguimb mentioned above that you need to "right-click" on the software .exe to select compatibility mode.
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