03-02-2012 02:58 PM
I know, I know.... "Cisco does not yet support Windows 8"... etc.
I'm asking for a favor. No one can use Windows 8 with their AE2500. I also have a hunch that it's a super easy fix. I think the drivers are doing an OS check and it refuses to install. In code speak, it's a one line fix. It would be so easy just to release a Windows 8 beta driver. PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE??!?!?!?
With a cherry on top?
03-04-2012 10:46 PM - edited 03-04-2012 10:51 PM
You can press Shift-F8 during boot to access the advanced boot options menu. One of these options is to disable driver signature enforcement.
This is, of course, at your own risk.
Also, it seemd to be based on the BCM4323 chipset; if you can find a generic Windows 8 driver for that chipset, it may be possible to get it limping along.
03-21-2012 06:41 PM
I "third" this. There's a lot of excitement around Windows 8 and people want to try it. Without a driver fix, then we only have two choices: reinstall Windows 7 or go buy another [non-Cisco] adapter that will work.
My job requires me to start developing on Windows 8, so...
03-21-2012 09:43 PM
To force a driver change (no need to uninstall what's there now), open up Device Manager. Here's how:
Open the Search charm and select Apps, then find and select Control Panel. Then navigate throughControl Panel this way: System and Security -> System -> Device Manager
Navigate to and expand the Network adapters group and right-click your Broadcom adapter, then select the menu option to Update Driver Software (should be the top option).
Choose to Browse my computer for driver software. Now, select the option to Let me pick from a list...
From here, you'll want to click the button labeled Have Disk. Find your downloaded drivers folder and run with it.
For the AE2500 driver, I'd think you can select one of the drivers in AE2500Win7_WHQL.zip, but I'm just guessing.
Disclaimer: The driver is not designed or tested on Windows 8, blah blah blah....
03-22-2012 06:35 AM
I've tried these steps...
I've tried selecting both the XP and Win7 drivers from the Linksys Setup CD (under E:\ADAPTER\DRIVER\XP and E:\ADAPTER\DRIVER\WIN7 respectively).
In either case, I get the message: "Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device" and "Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it."
I'm guessing the driver .inf file has something that is looking for the particular OS. It's a long file and the fields aren't very intuitive, otherwise, I'd be happy to remove/change the offending line.