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01-17-2009 10:47 AM - last edited on 01-17-2009 11:05 AM by giantherockstar
I finally got my WMB54G to work with Vista SR1. It took me 4 hours of struggling to figure it out though.
What I did was:
1. Download the latest utility and firmware from the linksys support site.
2. To set up the device, preferably use http://192.168.1.210. There are http setup instructions on the linksys customer service site. Alternately, you can use the setup wizard on the CD but I would recommend avoiding it if you can. If you do use the setup CD and it installs the WMB54G utility, promptly uninstall the utility afterwords and restart the computer.
3. Update the firmware to v.2.18 by using http://192.168.1.210 and going to the HELP tab
4. Install the latest utility from the support site but do not run the main setup. Simply run setup.exe in the utility folder AND GIVE IT PLENTY OF TIME. Walk Away and let the installer finish and close. Then do the thing people discovered -- edit the properties of C:\Program Files\Linksys\WMB54G.exe and make sure it is set for running in XP compatability mode.
5. Restart the computer
Mine started working fine after I did all of this -- the WMB54G came up automatically and found the device. Keep in mind I do not have WEP or anything -- just unsecured wireless.
01-29-2009 07:00 PM
I have this problem when install software utility in Vista SP1 .
I Call to support and help me.......excellent service!.
For work well in Vista sp1, (resume)
- Download lasted firmware file for update device and install.
- Download lasted utility/driver from support download area an install.
- In install procedure of utility, have a message error MFC...dont work prperty. Dont worry, continue to install.
- Go to Vista icon, all programs, wireless g music brige, point Misic Bridge Utility, click right button mouse select Property, tab compability, check compability windows Xp sp2, Apply.....OK
- Restart windows.
NOTE : This device no work with WEP security wireless option. Use WPSK security option.
02-17-2009 06:28 PM
Using the steps outlined in the first post, I got it to work, and it sounds great. Just a note in case you are using MAC address filtering for wireless security (as I am), the WMB54G has *two* mac addresses, one that is visible (that shows up when you run the setup utility), and one that is *hidden*. The hidden one is one value off of the shown value. In my case the number was XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:30, so I added that address and XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:31, and it successfully connected to my wireless network. The trick is, this number is in hexadecimal (hex), so if you see a number like 7E in the last two digits, the next number is 7F. If you don't know hex, then I'm sure there is a wikipedia article on how to count (or increment by 1) a hex value.
04-14-2009 11:34 PM
05-08-2009 08:51 AM
This isn't working for me. It appears the driver installed but the firmware setup is not as smooth. It doesn't have the "install the utility" option like the driver did, only "click here to start". Using that option goes through the plug in directions and then says all the lights (power, ethernet and wireless) should be on. I have it connected to the computer with ethernet but I have never had it working before so I don't see how it could connect wirelessly. Needless to say the firmware upgrade utility doesn't find the unit.
After you run the Utility setup and set the properties for all the Linksys EXE files to XP SP2 Compatibility go into the windows firewall settings and add all the exe files in the Linksys folder to the allow list. After you do this everything should work fine. You will not have to edit any startup files.
09-29-2009 09:10 PM
Thanks for these great instructions. I was able to make a lot of progress in trying to get my Music Bridge to work with Vista, but not 100%.The utility does start now, but doesn't see the bridge wirelessly - only whewn it is hardwired.
I followed the instructions 3 times. Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks for your help!
10-01-2009 08:22 PM
Thanks to tenacious assistance from the Linksys tech assistance staff my WMB54G is back up an running! In my case the laptop had to be hard wired to the router, but the bridge still communicates wirelessly with the router. Just as both had been had before I got Vista.
Linksys tech support staff are world-class!
The fix works.