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Windows 7: Ralink Wireless LAN Card V2 HELP!

11 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Ralink Wireless LAN Card V2 HELP!

ello. New Here.

Alright, I have a Linksys WMP54G Wireless Adapter for my Desktop.

I need to use to the Ralink Wireless LAN Card V2 so I do not get any issue with Lag in my Video Games. Problem is; these keep freezing up my Computer and I need to do a Hard Reset.

Be it; Streaming a Movie, Loading up STEAM, Install Device Drivers, Playing Games. I get constant Freezing.

I know for a fact that it is the driver, because if I switch back to the Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter that I'm using to write this. None of these issues occur, expect I get constant 1 - 5 second lag spikes.

This issue has never happened before when I was using the beta of Windows 7 and has just started up a couple days ago.

Today I just reformatted my PC to make sure it was nothing else. Install the Ralink Drivers, then BAM, freeze.

Any help would be greatly appricated.

By the way: I'm using Windows 7 64BIT.

Note: I posted this in the Driver Forum, but I thought this might be a bit more apporiate for this section.

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11 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
If you know the model number

If you know the model number and or chipset then perhaps one of these drivers from the manufacturers website may help, try this link and take a look and see if yours is on this list Ralink corp.
If not post back here with specifics as to your cards model / chipset and maybe someone can help find a driver.
Or if it happens to be a RT2560 chipset then perhaps take a look at this post from seven forums back in february by pisek RT2561 and similar ones (RT2560, RT2500 etc) he implies that it worked for him
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12 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

Thanks for the response. But where may I find this information ?
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13 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Right click my computer choose properties....Left side choose device manager...expand network adapter...right click your adapter choose properties...details tab...drop down arrow..choose hardware Ids...snip it and post it
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13 Nov 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patwhatsthat View Post
Right click my computer choose properties....Left side choose device manager...expand network adapter...right click your adapter choose properties...details tab...drop down arrow..choose hardware Ids...snip it and post it

Or snip it and google it

nice post

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14 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7

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18 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7

Anyone? This is really pissing me off. I have verison 4.1
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04 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 64 bit

I have the exact same problem... every time I try to find a steam server my computer freezes. This is really getting annoying. Windows 7 is full of probems.
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23 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7/ Ubuntu
My Solution(s)

I know this thread is old but I've dealt with this card so much, and have seen so many people with no solution around the Internet, that I thought I'd post what worked for me.

Hard solution:
My setup: Win7 32bit on a Dell Motherboard with Realtek onboard sound and Realtek HDMI sound chipset on an ATI Graphics card. Realtek does not like to compete with itself so this was part of my problem. Every time I would update my sound drivers, my wirless card would get uninstalled and visa versa. I will watch for this in the future when buying products.

First uninstall the card from device manager and make sure to delete the driver files too (the check box.) Keep refreshing the device manager window and uinstalling until it no longer says linksys or Ralink -- just Unknown Network Controller. Do this in the other PCI slot too, if you had it installed there before (see below.) Then remove it from your computer.

Second Windows was not happy when I switched the card to a different PCI slot without completely removing any traces of the old installation first. It kept giving me an error similar to, The hardware device already exists. To solve it I had to go into the registry and search for "linksys" and "ralink" and delete any reference to it under controlSet, conrolSet001, and controlSet002.

Next, I had to completely remove GAC references to it under Windows\assembly. The public key token is b77a5c561934e089. Do a Windows Explorer Search for that number and delete all of the folders. (Don't worry, they'll be back!) I think I got rid of the ones in winsxs too but it's not mandetory.

Do a hard boot by shutting down, unplugging from the wall, and holding the power button for 30 seconds or so. Reinsert the card and boot up.

Now install the driver I've attached. Use the hardware installation wizard. I wouldn't recommend installing the network utility. Never worked for me. This 2005 driver which I got from Ralink or Linksys is the only one that has worked solidly for me. But remember my system is 32 bit!

If this doesn't work you can try going through the registry again and deleting ALL references to linksys that you are sure are not for current device. Then try again with this or another 64bit driver that has this hardware Id listed in the .inf file.

Easy Solution:
Too much trouble? Yep! I went ahead and bought an excellent $20 TP-link adapter... and now my WMP54G works of course. Guess I'll setup a wireless Lan.
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