10-12-2010 04:50 PM
I purchased the AE1000 wireless adapter for use with my Linksys WRT54G router. I first tried to install by loading the CD, which went so far as the "Insert your adapter into a USB port" screen. The Windows "processing" circle spun for about twenty minutes, then I was prompted to "insert the wireless adapter" once more. Rinse, repeat. I absolutely cannot get past this step.
I scoured the web for an answer and turned up little. I uninstalled my antivirus and firewall software, made certain that files associated with my prior adapter were removed, tried varying USB ports (all 2.0) on my desktop, and had no success. Today, I exchanged the adapter for a replacement, and I'm encountering all of the same difficulties.
The wlan service is enabled in Windows. The laptop I'm presently using has no issue connecting to the router, and the net speed is quick. My previous USB desktop adapter (an older competitor's brand) can connect to the router (from the desktop).
My desktop accepts the driver for the AE1000 and recognizes the device (I can view it by name in the Device Manager), but it doesn't seem to be active/broadcasting. The blue light remains solid, and no networks are detected. If I pull up the Windows "Network Connections" panel, the device is not listed.
I'm absolutely at a loss, and assistance with resolving this setup issue would be much appreciated, and thank you!
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10-13-2010 12:30 PM
Unplug the adapter.
Uninstall the drivers or utility that you have tried to install for this adapter.
Restart the computer. Now plug in the AE1000 adapter first. You will get found new hardware message. Select Locate and install the drivers. Insert the CD and let the computer install the drivers only. See if that works.
You can see the device listed in the Device manager list. Right click on the adapter and go to properties. Check the device status. If the device is working properly then you will find the wireless network connection under Network connections.
If it is still not working then download the drivers from the Linksys web site and try to update the drivers for the adapter.
10-18-2010 02:24 PM
Seemed to be a BIOs issue. I built this comp in March 2010, but the BIOs was evidently a little older than the adapter. Everything's working great now, thanks.
01-07-2011 05:49 PM
I'm having the same issues with installing the AE1000 unit. Im also running Win7 32bit Pro. What updates did you
tackle with the BIOS?
Please email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or reply
Everytime I install the AE1000, I get a USB port error. All USB ports become unuseable.
Thanks for your help,
01-20-2011 03:21 PM
I am having the same issue, also running Windows 7 (32-bit). In fact, my Device Manager does not recognize the device by name, its says Unknown Device with the yellow triangle and black exclamation point. Please tell me exactly what you changed in the BIOS or any other things you did to solve this problem.