02-07-2009 02:41 AM
I have been trying to install the utility program, which includes the driver, for the Linksys WMB54G Music Bridge. So far I have failed to make it work under Win7. After much research on many forums I seem to be able to get the utility to run and according to the Win7 hardware manager the driver is loaded and installed and working correctly. Unfortunately, when I scan for my device it does not appear in the utility and thus I cannot play music through it.
I should say at this stage that the device control page is fully accessible on my network by using a browser on Win7 so it is 'seen' by the system.
These are the things I have done:-
1) Installed the Vista computable version of the utility and driver (V1.3).
2) Tried to connect to the bridge both by ethernet and WiFi.
3) Have tried setting all the executable files to run with WinXP (SP2) compatibility and as administrator.
4) Have tried with UAC and the Windows Firewall off.
5) Have tried setting a static IP address with other associated parameters.
6) Have searched many forums but am unable to find anyone using (or failing) with this device on Win7.
I know this is a long shot as this isn't a terribly popular piece of kit, but when it does work it is excellent. I'm wondering if anyone has heard any information or got this working, or not.
Maybe I'll just have to content myself with the fact that this device (with the existing Vista driver) doesn't work with Win7.
Thanks for reading.
02-08-2009 09:21 PM
04-22-2009 06:01 AM
05-22-2009 03:35 AM
I'd love to hear if anyone can get this thing running on Windows 7. I've tried it on the Release Candidate but with no success. It just refuses to find the wmb54g device. Every now and then, when used in conjunction with the Sirrocco drivers available from their website, I've been able to get the WMB54G utility to find my device, but I can't seem to get it to stream my audio. I've even tried changing the audio output to the Linksys device, but no luck. Any updates from anyone?
06-05-2009 08:04 AM
I am running Win 7, 64 bit RC and have another computer with Win XP, 32. I know that the Music Bridge is correctly configured because the XP machine sees it and it works.
You can install the utility on the Win 7 machine in Safe Mode or set the "Setup" file to run in XP mode with administrator rights. I have done it both ways. In fact, I was able to set up the bridge and update the firmware with my Win 7 machine, although I would not recommend it (the first time I tried, it "failed" and I was worried).
The utility opens fine when set to Win XP mode and run as an administrator. Oddly enough, it will not open when set to Vista compatibility. However, the Win 7 machine does not "see" the Music Bridge and therefore cannot connect to it. The two computers see each other and I regularly share files between them.
It doesn't solve the problem but might help someone do so. With patience I was able to solve the "Punkbuster" kick problem on games that use it so I am cautiously optimistic.
Has anyone successfully used the Bridge with a Vista 64 machine?
06-05-2009 08:15 AM
06-05-2009 08:58 AM
06-05-2009 10:03 AM
06-05-2009 04:52 PM - last edited on 06-05-2009 05:19 PM by kent07
I tried compatibility mode, both XP and Vista, and it still crashes when starting up. Will try to re-install.
I have an old laptop running XP and I was able to get it working. Here are the issues:
- Client app won't start on Windows 7. It can't be that complex of an app.
- Implementation of WEP 128 is bad. I can only get it to work with WEP 64. Hopefully WPA will work, but haven't attempted yet.
- Crashes router's wireless connection after about 5 minutes of playing time.
Really disappointed as this thing seemed so cool. I already spend way to much time on this. Will attempt again with a different router. If it fails, will have to RMA...