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Windows 7: Linksys wireless adapter driver gone after reboot

12 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional (not sure which Build)
Linksys wireless adapter driver gone after reboot

Hey all,

I have Win7 Pro installed on my PC, which uses a linksys wireless USB adapter for internet. I have the latest driver installed, but what happens is the driver won't be retained in the settings after I reboot it. The only way to keep this from happening is to hibernate the PC. Never had this problem before and it seems very odd to me since I don't see a reason for Windows to delete the driver...

Help is appreciated!
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12 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

that is odd mmmm what model is that USB adapter just curious.
try re installing it (C: drive) reboot ,and tell me what happens ok?
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12 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional (not sure which Build)

hmmpff... i've uninstalled it several times and then reinstalled it... plugged it out and back in... but everytime i reinstall it, it'll give me a yellow exclamation mark in the device manager...

the model is a linksys WUSB54G ver. 4.... everything else is working well, it's just this really strange tiny problem and very actually annoying problem that's driving me crazy...
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13 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

Acording to Linksys
Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.

Product: WUSB54G ver.4
Classification: Driver Release History
Last Released Date: 1 / 19 / 07
Last Driver version: (Windows Vista 32-bit)
Try un-installing, reboot, then re-installing.
Configure your wireless settings.
This driver hasn't been updated in awhile, so you may have to use compatibility mode.
See what happens...i wish I could be there the odds greatly imcreases if i could see in person what is going on, ohh well:)
My friend had exactly the same device, only diference it wasn't working anymore, threw it in the garbage and bough a dlink PCI wireless adapter she's happy
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13 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional (not sure which Build)

hmm... i will try that later.. BUT, as far as i can remember, there's no .exe file for that to do compatibility mode... i think i did it via device manager where it looks for the .inf file...

thanks for the info! we'll see, i dont have access to it right now...
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