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Installatin of linksys wusb11 adapter

By hexabitinfo ·
I have attempted to install the software package for the linksys wusb network adapter. Normally, the installation is trouble free. But this installation on a Dell 4600 machine running windows xp is driving me to drink. Every time I insert the CD it begins the installation process then abrutly stops. The Linksys ico starts and is viewable on the desktop and shuts down. I have done all that I know, checked the registry for any remnents from a past installation to any anomalies, but I just keep hitting a brick wall. I am looking at reformating the hdd and reinstalling xp. Help, I am at my witts end (smile). Thanks

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Installatin of linksys wu ...

taking some wild flyers:
you in with account with local admin rights, yes?
this box got xp sp2? maybe worth downloading and installing most recent version of Windows Installer get it from

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by hexabitinfo In reply to Installatin of linksys wu ...

Thank you Sgt. for your quick response. I recently installed sp2 on this machine but I did not attempt to download the latest win installer. I will give it a heave ho or out the door this machine must go. Thanks for all your help.

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by hexabitinfo In reply to

Thanks for answering Dalton,
Usually it has been experiance with win 2k and xp to install the drivers first and then insert adapter into USB. This config has worked for me since it is the method recommended by linksys. But if your have never had a problem in your shop I will give it a go. Again thank you for the info.

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by willcomp In reply to Installatin of linksys wu ...

In XP, you connect WUSB11 first and then install driver. Software installation is not required.

When XP recognizes device, point driver installation to d:\driver (where d: is optical drive).

SP2 is probably not the culprit, at least I haven't had any problems and I install WUSB adapters several times a week on PCs in shop.


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by willcomp In reply to

Do not let XP automatically seach for driver unless you have version 4 of WUSB11 software.

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by willcomp In reply to

For Win2K, you will need to install software prior to connecting adapter. XP is only Windows version where adapter should be connected first.

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