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Windows 7: Linksys WUSB54GSC Problems

16 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Proffesional
Linksys WUSB54GSC Problems

New guy here,

After searching google for the past 6 hours and trying just about every driver that even remotly seems like it would work I decided to make an account here and ask you for your advice.

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and it just doesnt want to connect to my network. Ive tried using linksys drivers, Railink drivers, some other drivers someone said would work as well as many of the preinstalled ones. Most of the time i manually search for the drivers and and pick the linksys ones for the list of drivers i get:

"Windows found driver software for your device but has encountered an error while attempting to install it "

"the device cannot start (code 10)"

I would really appreciate some help on this matter. Im hoping i dont have to buy another adaptor but if i do can you guys suggest som that work with 64bit systems.

by the way: this adapter worked flawlessly with Vista 64x without any drivers at all, i was simply able to use windows network manager to connect to my network

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2009   #2


Try using this one in compatibility mode:
Linksys by Cisco - WUSB54GSC Support

It is rated for Vista
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Proffesional

Tried that as well, didnt work.

I ran in every compatibility mode available and as admin.

Should i just get a different wireless adapter?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Sep 2009   #4


That is a reasonable action. I would make certain the new one is returnable, just in case their are "new" driver issues.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC1

other than return the item to the supplier, is there anything that we could do to get this item work in windows 7 RC1 (64bit) ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2010   #6

XP, 7

i'm using a wusb54gsc v2 in windows 7 ultimate to view this page. the driver download from the linked page above contains a vista driver that works fine for me in windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2011   #7

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

what you can do is when you uninstall the driver to reinstall do it from device manager. then check the box that says delete driver software for this device,

when you install it again and it gets to the screen where it says plug in the device and press next plug it in and wait for awhile and itll detect it, if you have the notifications turned off then you might not see it but if you press the next button too soon it wont install properly. wait about 2 minutes or so give it 5 if notifications are off. then it should work fine. im running the wusb54gsc v1.0 on windows 7 home prem 64 bit and works fine but u gotta do it like that took me days to figure it out. i know this is an old post but maybe it wiull help someone along the way ya know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP


Note the date. This issue was resolved in Win7 RTM.
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