08-24-2011 08:02 AM
I just bought an AE2500 wireless adapter and am using it with my Windows 7 Pro 32-bit desktop computer. I have not been able to get the connection to work because the adapter will not enable. I have disabled the on-board Intel nic but still no change. If I attach an CAT5E to the Intel adapter I get connected (with it enabled of course). When I run the disk that came with the AE2500, it will not detect the adapter. Windows sees it but since it is diabled, I guess the software does not. Any ideas?
08-25-2011 04:22 PM
Well in this case you can try to do the following steps:
# Click on Start Button...
# Goto Run and type there --> devmgmt.msc ... Then click on OK..
# A window will appear.. Then in that window does the device show up in either network adapters or USB Controllers ?
If yes then there will be a red X against it - try enabling it from there....
If that does not work then try to install the drivers manually by downloading it from the Cisco website or click on the following link - http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/AE
Then check the adapter is getting enabled...
08-31-2011 04:16 AM
try it on a different USB port. if it doesnt work, then maybe you could try it on a different computer. this way you'll easily eliminate and sort out which device has a problem.