Linksys Wireless Adapters :: WMP54GS / Windows Cannot Find Any Additional Networks
Apr 22, 2009
So I recently took the WMP54GS ver 1.1 wireless adapter out of my old XP computer and put it in my new Vista 64bit computer. I successfully installed the adapter, downloaded the drivers (WMP54GS-v1.1_v184.108.40.206_Vista_dr), and unzipped them on my C drive to their Linksys Driver folder. When I go to find available networks it says "Windows cannot find any additional networks," and when I try to set up a wireless network it shows a blank window and says "an unexpected error has occurred." I can see the adapter in the device manager, so it obviously installed correctly.
I have the above mentioned WMP54GS. And I just got a Windows 7 capable computer and got it installed. Now I can't find a driver that will work at all. Other than the Broadcom drivers that Windows installs naturally. (The Broadcom drivers are terrible. I play World of Warcraft and when before on my old Vista 64-Bit system I would get around 50 to 60 MS I now get 180 to 200. ) How to get this to work.
I've been having major issues with my wireless on this computer (randomly decides not to work while computers in the same room are fine) so I got a new wireless card to see what it could do. Installed it, everything says it's installed fine, but it will NOT detect any wireless networks. Not just mine, any of the 8+ networks I can usually detect from my room. I'm on Win7 Professional 64.
Things I've tried (and I'll be seriously annoyed if people reccomend doing them a 14th time, as I've already spent an hour on livechat with a support person telling me to do things I told her I'd already done):
Installed with 4 different drivers (the ones on the CD, the ones on the website, two versions directly from Ralink for the chipset) Tried both the manual and automatic "update driver" options in device manager. Uninstalled/reinstalled it like 4 times. Moved it to a new PCI slot.
Removed the old adapter before installing it. Removed the old adapter after installing it. Tried connecting to my network as a "hidden" network (which it's not). Installed only the driver and not the adapter utility, and used the utility. Installed the software before physically installing the adapter. Installed it after physically installing the adapter.
I'm at a loss. It doesn't detect ANY networks. No, it's not a problem with my network, there's more than a half dozen that my other adapter, in the same computer, can detect. And I don't know why. It has not ever worked properly. The antennae are on properly, nothing is interfering with it (though that would be odd since it's 3 inches from an adapter that can detect other networks). I might be willing to accept that it's just DoA, but that would be odd considering it installs just fine and reports that it's working just fine.
I have a WMP54GS Installed in a SONY VAIO with a Pentium 4 2.6 ghz processor, 2 gb of DDR Ram, and Just over 60 GB of Hard Drive space. I've run this setup for over two years at this point, all on an XP operating System, from sp1 all the way up to sp3 with no issues. A week ago I ended up with a trojan on my system, and had to do a full recovery. This time I used an XP Pro copy that came with sp2. Not the same copy of XP that had been running previously. Needless to say when I had the OS finally installed and running, it didn't recognise my wireless adapter. I figured I needed to run through the same process as I had when I first purchased the adapter, and took the card out, ran the intsallation disc, followed the intructions, powered off, and reinserted the card. When I booted back up, there was simply a gray box in the lower left showing "disabled". I clicked on it, and it showed that there were no networks in range, when there should have been several. The only tab on the screen that I was able to click was "exit". I wasn't able to perform manual setup, and when I clicked the "xp setup" option, nothing happened. I was unable to find the device in the device manager (though it may be in the "other devices" list with a question mark, but I can't tell. Would it be something like "network controller" or "ethernet device"?) It doesn't appear in my network connections either. The LED on the card itself is dormant. Nothing happening. I figured at this point that it must not be fastened adequatly to the PCI slot. So I opened the case, took the card out, and fastened it back in nice in tight. No more give, and in the same slot it had always been in when operating properly. Still the same issue. I've done this a couple more times now, and with the same results. I just don't get it. I've followed the intrsuctions to the letter, and no results. Do I perhaps need to skip the cd and try to install the latest drivers for the card instead? Will that allow my PC to recognise it? I have another machine in my home, and can download a driver and transfer it by disc or flash drive to the other machine if need be.
Due to me losing the install CD for this card in a recent move, I am trying to download this driver from the LinkSys site and the process never starts, i.e. the download dialogue box comes up and I choose "save" because I need to sneaker-net the thing to another PC in the house.
I downloaded the drivers for the WMP54GS and I found the file "ikernel.ex_" is compressed in a format for CAB file extraction and decompression methods. It therefore cause the installation and Setup of Linksys drivers to fail because setup cannot decompress "ikernel.ex_". It was not compressed with Winzip's self extractor utility originally in the download package. The file was compressed in a Microsoft specific compression method for CAB archives, and surprisingly still an old DOS based compression method.
Linksys/CISCO has deliberately tampered with the download installers in an effort to force users to pay for out of warranty installation support. I might be further surprised that manual installation methods via device manager or update driver haven't been deleted from support pages forcing even more telephone calls to tech support.
I've just bought a WUSB300N Wireless USB Network Adapter and installed it with the Vista drivers on my Windows 2008 server. Drivers are succesfully installed and the Device status says "Device is working properly" but when I want to connect to a network it doesnot show any networks. I'm sure there are network available because I'm connected now on my other laptop ;-) typing this message.
I've just installed the software for this adapter on Windows XP and it does not see the network (on a Belkin G Plus MIMO router). It doesn't see any networks at all. I've tried the manual setup but it gives me a "Cannot associate with the Access Point" message.
The adapter is plugged in and the green power light is lit up.
Yesterday, I changed over to my new ISP (Orange). I have installed their router but the Linksys Adapter can't find it?I have laptop which found the Orange router straight away so it is working correctly. Also, the laptop lists around 10 networks in the area.
The WUSB54GS adapter finds just 1 or 2 networks but never the new Orange network I have set-up.I've tried uninstalling and re-installing, downloading the version updates but nothing works.
I am running 32 bit Vista Home Basic SP1.I cannot get online. When I hover the mouse over the network icon in the notification area, it reads, "Connection status unknown. The dependency service or group failed to start". When I try to diagnose the problem, I can't because the Diagnostics Policy Service is not running. When I try to Start the service, access is denied (Error 5). Same scenario for the service DHCP Client. When I click on Start/Connect To - I get the msg Windows Cannot Find Any Networks Meanwhile, I keep getting warnings that my firewall is not enabled. When I try to enable it, I get a message that the Security Center can't turn it on.
Windows Firewall is not listed in services.msc.I ran a full Malwarebytes scan and it found nothing wrong. I did a system restore to several days before the problem, but even though the restore completed successfully, it didn't change my (non)results.The Network and Sharing Center does not display the familiar PC monitor icon with a line to the Network and another line going from the Network to the Internet. Instead it just has the word Unknown with the caption the depencency or groiup failed to start I have heard that this might be due to a permissions issue, but when I use regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServices and right click on Dhcp, select Permissions, I get an error when I try to add anything (either Local Service or Network Service).
The msg is c:Windowssystem32adsldp.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again..I have run sfc /scannow as well as chkdsk /f. Scannow reported that it found some problems but was unable to fix all of them. Chkdsk found and corrected about 10 errors, but neither of these programs worked with the issue.Additionally I have downloaded and installed Process Monitor on the PC, but the amount of information displayed is overwhelming, and I'm not sure what to check. Every time I try to start DHCP I get about 200 lines of info on the screen.
When I open a command prompt and run ipconfig /all, I get that DHCP is running, although it is not. I get the bogus ip address of 169.254.... I get a default gateway of zeroes.Is it possible that this behavior could simply be the result of a bad NIC card?Can I possibly run an in-place upgrade from Vista Home Basic to Vista Home Premium? If it's a Dell PC and I have the Dell Premium CD will it ask me for the product key? If so, will the key on the Basic PC work?
I have an Acer 3810T laptop and am running Windows 7 on it.The problem I've had is my WiFi has been unstable. For example for 5 minutes or sometimes up to an hour I can easily find wifi networks in range of my laptop but then out of nowhere it disappears and I don't find any networks but any other WiFi device will find my router so I know it's laptop related.I did some research on Google and found out this is an issue others have had with Windows 7 and it seems to be something to do with when updates are installed. I followed the advice to remove my WiFi drivers and reinstall them so I downloaded a file for the Intel drivers from Acer's website. I went into Control Panel and removed 2 devices that were related to WiFi. I then did a scan for hardware and found one wifi device, an Intel WiFI Link 5100AGN. I installed the driver for this one. The problem is I know I removed two and this is the only one the scan found and I can't remember the name of the other wifi device/driver I removed.Unfortunately ever since I did this my WiFi isn't working. In the control panel it shows all drivers are installed and working but when I click on the bars at the bottom of my screen no wifi networks show. I have tried going into the Network and Sharing Center and for example I select set up a connection or network and when I select Manually Connect to a wireless network it states "An Unexpected Error Occured" so I know something is missing that's allowing the WiFI to work.
I just did a fresh Windows XP install on my desktop. I've been trying the past couple of days to get it to connect and it has randomly connected online sometimes but most of the time it won't connect. The times it has connected to the internet it has been fine, but then it will disconnect and won't reconnect.
I am trying to install the Ae1200 on my notebook (windowsXP), which doesn't have a cd drive. I downloaded the driver from cisco page, and also copied setup disc from a 2nd comp onto a usb drive. Using both options, the wizards starts correctly, but then ends with error message saying "cannot find specified file"
I purchased two WUSB600N V2 wireless adapters recently and have had nothing but problems on an otherwise stable network where I have iPads, iPhones, Netbooks, media centres, wireless printers, Notebooks and other USB PC-based network devices working without problems.
The WUSB600Ns are connected to desktop PCs, running WIndows XP SP3. I have removed the Linksys Network Management software and use Microsoft's wireless network management software. I am running the latest drivers 220.127.116.11 for the cards. My WAP is a Belkin F5D-8236-4 running in WAP only mode. It is set to 40Mhz Channel 11 primary, Channel 7 secondary. Protected Mode is off, Broadcast SSID is on. I run WPA2-PSK AES for encryption. Note: I've tried all combinations of bandwidth and channel settings. I've run Netstumbler to find clear air channels - 11 seems best.
The issues are:
* seldomly connects at boot automatically without intervention.
* occasionally does not find WAP to connect to.
* sometimes will not connect to WAP - sits at "Acquiring Network Address".
* sometimes will not even get to Acquiring Network Address.
* Will often, once connected, after a while lose connection - the timeframe is inconsistent.
All of my other devices do not have these issues. I've been working on this issue for about a week trying to stabilise, even get a consistent failure pattern, but I'm about to send them both back.These are close to the most frustrating devices I've configured and I've got a lot of stuff on my network.
I just installed a new router E3200.... now to install compatible USB adapter (AE2500)..... problems. The error is that the Cisco Connect software cannot find the USB adapter when I plug the AE2500 into any of the USB ports. The target machine is a lenovo T61 with XP installed.I have successfully installed the AE2500 on an older machine lenovo R52 with XP , no problems, so not the adapter.
I downloaded more recent version of Cisco Connect v 1.0.03, still no luck on T61.I also disabled firewall and virus protection, that did not work. Other possibilities I can try? I got the AE2500 for the T61, would like to get there.
I cant find the WUSB600n ver.2 drivers on your support page: url...When I click "Version 1.0" it shows me the Win7 driver but by clicking "Version 2.0" it just says: "Guides and Information" but theres no drivers. I suppose it's a bug.I have a new Laptop so I need the Win7 64bit driver for ver.2.
I am having problems installing this with the cd that was given, so I went on the site to DL the drivers, i downloaded the zip file, but when i open it there is no setup.exe. Do i need to exract the contents to a certain file?
We've been getting broadband through a WRT54G v2.2 router into numerous computers with WUSB54G v4 wireless adapters into winXP PC's for years now, but I've recently got a 64bit Win7 PC which needs internet connection. I spent all day today trying to find drivers, workarounds and god knows what for the WUSB54G v4 which (I'm pretty sure now ) don't exist for a 64bit system.
How do I get internet into this Windows 7 PC? Will I just need to get a new adapter? (and will it be compatible with the current router?) I don't especially want to get a new router and several new adapters just because we have one new Win7 PC... If I do just need to get a new adapter, in terms of performance/compatibility?
Oh, and how ancient is the hardware we actually have, and does/will it effect the internet in any way?
Just picked up a WEC600N Wireless N Express Card and installed. It's working, but it's connected at 54mb and I cannot find out how to configure the wireless settings. I think I am using the Intel Proset wireless software.
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my computer, and I cannot get my Linksys to work on it, the light doesn't light but it shows up in device manager. I've tried using Vista 32-bit drivers but it doesn't work at all, I am thinking it isn't a driver issue at all because it shows that the driver is up to date.
I have tried to install a usb network adapter wusb100 ver.2 under win7 x64 and win7 x64 sp1(two different machines). I have installed and downloaded the latest drivers ( Driver11/09/2009 Ver.18.104.22.168 (64-bit)). Device manager reports everything is fine, but i can't find the adapter anywhere in the Network and Sharing Center on both machines, not even if i run ipconfig it won't show up. As a result of course there is no wireless connection available. Although adapter has worked fine when tested under win7 x32. But win7 x32 is not my case.
I've noticed that my WUSB54GSC is completely unsupported by Windows 7, nor has Linksys published any new drivers. From browsing these forums and the internet, many other Linksys users are experiencing much trouble with getting their wireless adapters to work with Windows 7.So please, Cisco, publish new Windows 7 drivers... I'm completely taken back that there is nothing to do with Windows 7 anywhere on your site, and disappointed at none of your products being ready for the new Operating System. Im stuck with a useless router. I've tried for hours and hours to try random fixes i found on the internet, force install drivers preloaded on Windows 7, and force install the out of date Linksys drivers....to no avail. I still need to activate my Windows 7 online, and i can't activate it if my wireless adapter doesn't work. I will keep this in mind when i purchase routers/adapters in the future. I've already tried using the ra-link drivers to get my adapter working, but every time i get a "code 10" error stating that "This device cannot start". Any driver that i do install from Windows 7 pre loaded drivers ends up giving me that error. And all the out-of-date linksys drivers don't even successfully install the drivers...