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September 19, 2005 2:19:00 AM

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I had a hell of a time trying to install Linksys WRT54GS router and
associated wireless adapters in XP.

Linksys instructions clearly marked on all devices " RUN CD FIRST " . DONT!

XP has all it needs except the driver.

Install the device, turn on comp and let windows detect. When windows
prompts for a driver, click have disk and now insert the appropriate
Linksys cd . The only thing pulled off that cd will be the driver. That's
it. That's all you want.
Piece of cake.
Anonymous
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September 19, 2005 3:41:20 PM

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HH wrote:

> I had a hell of a time trying to install Linksys WRT54GS router and
> associated wireless adapters in XP.
>
> Linksys instructions clearly marked on all devices " RUN CD FIRST " .
> DONT!

Well, it says that, but it's also clearly stated in the manual (on the CD)
that you don't have to...
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derek
September 20, 2005 3:28:11 AM

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On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 22:19:00 -0400, HH wrote:

> I had a hell of a time trying to install Linksys WRT54GS router and
> associated wireless adapters in XP.
>
> Linksys instructions clearly marked on all devices " RUN CD FIRST " . DONT!
>
> XP has all it needs except the driver.
>
> Install the device, turn on comp and let windows detect. When windows
> prompts for a driver, click have disk and now insert the appropriate
> Linksys cd . The only thing pulled off that cd will be the driver. That's
> it. That's all you want.
> Piece of cake.

I found the same thing with XP. All you need is the driver. Installing the
Linksys utility program turned out to be a bad idea. However, the utility
works gret with Win2K.
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January 20, 2006 2:22:33 PM

AMEN!

I'm still not sure how I finally got my linksys modem and router playing nicely together on my new build, but I'm online now. I even had a wireless connection going between my laptop and the router as a test. I am now trying to use the same adapter to connect an older desktop to the same router. Unfortunately, I installed Linksys' software first. I have a connection to the "access point" but the "internet cannot be found." With the router and laptop, I believe I solved the same problem by typing in the 26 character key myself instead of allowing it to be created by the passphrase in WEP 128 security.

XP Home on both computers.
I'm not at home right now so I'm not sure of the exact models of my modem and router, but both are Linksys. Neither are supported by Linksys' "Easy Connect service."
Linksys Cable Modem (connected to cable and router)
Linksys WRT54G Router (I think - connected to modem and desktop 1)
Linksys WUSB54G Wireless Adapter (formerly connected to laptop, now connected to desktop 2)

Any further help would be greatly appreciated, and I'll get back to you on the specific models if need be.
January 20, 2006 2:41:22 PM

Forgot to mention... I also had a connection and was able to get online late late last night for a short amount of time... maybe 10-20 minutes. This AM, nothing but "Limited or no connectivity" and "internet cannot be found" again. Am I simply dealing with an interference problem? I recall running into the same problem when installing the router, but the connection on desktop 1 seems to be working well now, though there still may be the occasional drop.
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