06-16-2009 07:48 AM
06-17-2009 05:07 PM
06-18-2009 05:12 AM
Thanks a lot, guys, you're right.
The problem is that we don't have any network interface in our BladeCenter S but we have 4 USB ports. We can only install server OS on it, because there're no drivers for XP or Vista.
Does anybody has an idea?
07-14-2009 07:07 PM
There are 3 versions of wusb54gc.
Theoretically, if a driver works for xp/2k and xp 64 then it should work
for windows 2003 server. If a driver works for vista/vista64 then it should work for windows 2008 server.
version device id chipset mac-bbp/trans xp driver
------- --------- ------- ------------- ------
1 usb\pid_13b1&pid_0020 rt2501U rt2571W-rt2528 rt73.sys
2 usb\pid_1737&pid_0073 realtek rtl8187B.sys
3 usb\pid_1737&pid_0077 rt2800U/UD rt2870-rt2820/50 rt2870.sys
Versions 1 and 3 are Ralink chipsets. Version 2 is a realtek chipset.
I have an updated driver for version 1 that works on 98/ME, xp/2k, xp 64,
and vista/vista 64. I updated all the *.inf files to include the device id
of version 1 for all the operating systems. It can be found at:
The linksys driver for version 3 at the linksys website supports xp,
and vista/vista 64. Unfortunately it does not support xp 64. So if you
have windows server 2008 then you are in luck! But if you have 2003 64 bit then you're not!
However the Ralink website does have a driver that supports all operating systems including xp 64. You can download it from the link below but you must edit the inf file to include the device id. You can run the setup program and just install the drivers. They are usually in:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Ralink Driver
Edit the inf file i.e. rt2870.inf to include the device id and then install the driver!
This ralink driver can be found at:
For version 3 it is the link: USB(RT2870/RT2770/RT307X/RT3572)
Post back to me if you need any more assistance.
07-24-2009 03:21 PM - edited 07-24-2009 03:51 PM
Hi, thanks for this little tutorial. It seems you have the solution I've been looking for. I have version 3 of that adapter and I'm trying to install it on my xp 64 system. But I'm not sure exactly how to edit the inf file to add the device ID. I think I did it right but I'm not sure. I think I have another different problem as well. I've tried other drivers that people have created specifically for xp 64, and when I try to install them manually I get this error: "the specified location does not contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the location contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based systems." It boggles my mind. I'm afraid that I will still get that error even if I edit the inf correctly, but I'm hoping I can get this to work. Thanks for your time.
Edit.. OH MY GOD I got it to work!! I am so happy right now!
I added this line to the inf:
%GenericWLAN.DeviceDesc% = RTWLAND.ndi, USB\VID_1737&PID_0077
Above you had "pid" where "vid" should have been, haha. No prob though, I still couldn't have done this without your help.
07-26-2009 06:11 AM
Sorry about that! Guess I went crazy the the copy and paste! Here are the correct pids and vids.
ver device id chipset mac-bbp/trans xp driver
--- --------------------- ------- ------------- ---------
1 usb\vid_13b1&pid_0020 rt2501U rt2571W/rt2528 rt73.sys
2 usb\vid_1737&pid_0073 realtek rtl8187B/rtl8255 rtl8187B.sys
3 usb\vid_1737&pid_0077 rt2800U/UD rt2870/rt2820/50 rt2870.sys