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Linksys network adapter setup isn't working

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Linksys network adapter setup isn't working

ripcity
I'm using the CD that came with the network adapter to try and install the software. But whenever I try to load the setup, the Linksys window pops up and closes immediately.

I've tried loading it from My Computer, but that didn't work.
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    mdphoenix

    I take it this is on a different computer considering you're still on the Internet?

    Try going to www.linksys.com and downloading the latest driver?

    Alternatively, you could browse the CD (Right click on your CD-ROM drive from My Computer and select "open", otherwise it will try to autorun again). You'll probably find some sort of "setup.exe" or something like that in one of the folders. I'm taking a stab a this but the installer is probably flash. So either the installer is hosed (It's not uncommon for a factory installer not to work on a PC), or your installation of Flash isn't working. I guess that'd be another option. To uninstall and reinstall flash.

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    Neon Samurai

    I'm using a 54gs wifi card at home and have had no troubles getting it to work.

    - Get the latest drivers from Linksys.com

    - Don't bother with the Linksys software included with the driver

    All I've needed to do was insert the card and point to where the linksys driver folder is uncompressed when it asks for new hardware drivers. I then simply use the Windows built in wireless network software. You shouldn't need to run any setup wizards other than going through the Windows forms to join a detected network.

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    ripcity

    How can I get the latest drivers if I can't access the internet?

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    Neon Samurai

    Try these steps assuming it's a wireless network card and WindowsXP:

    - use a computer with internet access to download latest drivers for your NIC from Linksys

    - use a flashdrive, burnt CD or any other medium to copy the downloaded driver package too your offline machine and uncompress it

    - install the NIC through the Windows Add Hardware wizard and point it at the driver package folder with drivers in it

    - use Windows wizard to list and connect to wireless network

    For more specific steps, we'd need to know which Linksys network card you are trying to install.

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    ipeters61

    If you are running Windows XP or Windows Vista, then all you need is the driver. Windows XP and Windows Vista both handle the Wireless Zero Configuration natively.

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    sgt_shultz

    sorry if this is way off but do you have popups blocked and have you tried unblocking them. also have you had a look at the linksys website FAQ's?

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    DanKe

    sgt shultz, you are waaaaaay off.

    what he is trying to run is an executable to install drivers. It doesn't involve javascript or any web browsing, so disabling pop-ups would be of no use.
    The FAQ comment should be noted well though.

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    mdphoenix

    I take it this is on a different computer considering you're still on the Internet?

    Try going to www.linksys.com and downloading the latest driver?

    Alternatively, you could browse the CD (Right click on your CD-ROM drive from My Computer and select "open", otherwise it will try to autorun again). You'll probably find some sort of "setup.exe" or something like that in one of the folders. I'm taking a stab a this but the installer is probably flash. So either the installer is hosed (It's not uncommon for a factory installer not to work on a PC), or your installation of Flash isn't working. I guess that'd be another option. To uninstall and reinstall flash.

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    Neon Samurai

    I'm using a 54gs wifi card at home and have had no troubles getting it to work.

    - Get the latest drivers from Linksys.com

    - Don't bother with the Linksys software included with the driver

    All I've needed to do was insert the card and point to where the linksys driver folder is uncompressed when it asks for new hardware drivers. I then simply use the Windows built in wireless network software. You shouldn't need to run any setup wizards other than going through the Windows forms to join a detected network.

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    ripcity

    How can I get the latest drivers if I can't access the internet?

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    Neon Samurai

    Try these steps assuming it's a wireless network card and WindowsXP:

    - use a computer with internet access to download latest drivers for your NIC from Linksys

    - use a flashdrive, burnt CD or any other medium to copy the downloaded driver package too your offline machine and uncompress it

    - install the NIC through the Windows Add Hardware wizard and point it at the driver package folder with drivers in it

    - use Windows wizard to list and connect to wireless network

    For more specific steps, we'd need to know which Linksys network card you are trying to install.

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    ipeters61

    If you are running Windows XP or Windows Vista, then all you need is the driver. Windows XP and Windows Vista both handle the Wireless Zero Configuration natively.

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    sgt_shultz

    sorry if this is way off but do you have popups blocked and have you tried unblocking them. also have you had a look at the linksys website FAQ's?

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    DanKe

    sgt shultz, you are waaaaaay off.

    what he is trying to run is an executable to install drivers. It doesn't involve javascript or any web browsing, so disabling pop-ups would be of no use.
    The FAQ comment should be noted well though.