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Linksys wmp54g v 4 adapter and windows 7 64 bit

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May 3, 2012 8:01:28 PM

I have found the Ralink site just fine; which specific package should I download for a Win7 64 bit running the WMP54G adapter? Thanks for your help.
May 3, 2012 8:10:13 PM

I think I just found it... thanks.
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May 3, 2012 8:45:06 PM

Hey, no problem, my psychic abilities are working! lol /jj
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May 4, 2012 7:45:21 PM

Chainzsaw said:
Hey, no problem, my psychic abilities are working! lol /jj


Hi Chainzsaw, thanks for the quick reply.

I thought I had it, followed the instructions to the letter, no joy. Perhaps I don't have the correct chipset.

This is an attempt to resurrect a Linksys WMP54g version 4.0 adapter in a 64 bit windows environment. The REALLY strange thing is that when I first went to work on this computer - it was unstable as hell and I re-installed windows - there were 3 "device unknown" alerts in Device Mangler with regard to the adapter. Prior to redoing windows, I had Windows search for a driver and it worked. There were still two unknown references, but the third resulted in a normal adapter reference under the Network Adapters in Device Mangler.

After reinstalling windows (7, 64, and the processor is an AMD dual 64,) I can't get the bloody thing to function, at all.

Any further guidance would be gratefully received.

Thanks again.

Mordred
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May 5, 2012 12:26:50 AM

Hello,

Ahh ok still issues?

http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-ca/support/adapters/WMP...

Check that out - select version 4 and download the driver.

Once downloaded - unzip to a stop that's easy for you to find - say your C:\Tmp drive (create the folder). Once done - run the setup wizard.
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May 8, 2012 7:12:47 PM

Hi Chainszsaw.

No joy, I'm afraid... that is the same driver that it had before. The release notes indicate 2.2.7.0 (Win2000 and XP) & 3.0.1.0 (Win98SE and ME), and my cousin has Windows 7 64 bit, which is why I was so interested in the Ralink work-around. Is there any other Ralink file that I might be able to use?

Thanks,

Mordred_64

Chainzsaw said:
Hello,

Ahh ok still issues?

http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-ca/support/adapters/WMP...

Check that out - select version 4 and download the driver.

Once downloaded - unzip to a stop that's easy for you to find - say your C:\Tmp drive (create the folder). Once done - run the setup wizard.

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May 8, 2012 7:28:25 PM

Mordred_64 said:
Hi Chainszsaw.

No joy, I'm afraid... that is the same driver that it had before. The release notes indicate 2.2.7.0 (Win2000 and XP) & 3.0.1.0 (Win98SE and ME), and my cousin has Windows 7 64 bit, which is why I was so interested in the Ralink work-around. Is there any other Ralink file that I might be able to use?

Thanks,

Mordred_64


Ok.

Try this out (note I did not write this up, and I am just copying and pasting)

Found this on this website
http://tredosoft.com/node/26

Even though it says VISTA - it should work similarly for Windows7.

Here's how I got my LinkSys WMP54GV4 card to work on Vista Ultimate x64:

1.Go to Ralink Windows Driver and download the RT61 PCI/mPCI/CB driver for Vista X86/X64
2.Extract and run the Setup program which will take about 5 minutes to complete
3.Click Finish to complete the RT6x Wireless LAN Card Setup
4.Open the Windows Device Manager
5.Right-Click on the Network Controller under 'Other devices', and select Properties
6.Select the Driver tab and click on 'Update Driver' button
7.On the upcoming screen, select 'Browse my computer for driver software'
8.I am not 100% sure if it's necessary to browse to the VistaX64 folder before you continue, but just to be safe here, browse to the VistaX64 folder (in my case it was installed at C:\Program Files (x86)\RALINK\RT6x Wireless LAN Card\Installer\VISTAX64), and then select 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer'
9.On the upcoming screen, select 'Network Adapters' and click Next
10.Now comes the part where you may have to try different Ralink drivers using trial-and-error. Select 'Ralink Technology, Inc.' under the Manufacturer listbox, and try out some of the Network Adapters which will appear in the right listbox. In my case, the 'Ralink RT2500 Wireless LAN Card' did the job. If you selected a non-working driver, you will get the typical 'Device cannot be started error (Error 10)'. If you selected a working driver, the driver will successfully install. As I said above, I have a WMP54GV4 wireless PCI card, and the Ralink RT2500 Wireless LAN Card driver worked for me.



I'm guessing if this does not work - there might be a physical problem with your wireless card - have you tried taking it out, and plugging it back in (note do this only when the computer is off and unplugged from the wall).
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