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stryker_tc
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎11-07-2009

How to Install WUSB600N Adapter with the Windows 7 Drivers .

[ Edited ]

Ok, since Linksys offered very little help on installing the new Windows 7 drivers, here goes..

 

I am running Windows 7 with the WUSB600N (v.2). Here is how I got it to work.

 

The driver support is not a .exe. You will have to install it yourself...but it's not a big deal.

 

Download the Windows 7 driver for your OS version from the Linksys Support page.

 

Save it to the desktop and then unzip it to the desktop so you can find it easier.

 

Once unzipped you will see 3 folders:  Mac, Win7 32 and Win7 64. Choose accordingly...

 

What I did was install it through the "Device Manager". (Right click "My Computer", choose "Manage", then Device Manager",or use the "Search Bar under the Start Menu...whatever. Once you are in the Device Manager...

 

1. Make sure your WUSB600N is inserted in your computer.

 

2. Navigate down to "Network Adapters" If you see your WUSB600N adapter...great! Your halfway home!

 

3. Right click on the "Linksys WUSB600N Adapter.

 

4. Choose the option to " Update Driver Software"

 

5. Choose "Browse My Computer for Software"

 

6. Navigate to the desktop and choose the folder  that contains the name of your Windows 7 platform.

 

7. It should update but, HOLD ON! We are not done yet!!!

 

In order for it to start transmitting in that shiny new 5GHZ band, you must go into "Network and Sharing Center"

 

Once there, look on the left hand side of the main window and you will see "Change adapter settings"Go there.

 

You should see here that your existing adapter is still working (enabled) and your new Linksys WUSB600N has a big fat red "X" under it (disabled).

 

Right click on your  existing adapter and choose, "DISABLE"

 

Then, right click on the WUSB600N adapter and choose "ENABLE"

 

The last thing you should have to do is choose the network you want to connect to (for me it was the 5GHZ one) ..and Viola!!

 

Your new adapter should be singing! I hope this helps!
Message Edited by stryker_tc on 11-08-2009 12:33 PM
...don't always claim to be a "techy", but I'll give ya what I think I know...
pbug
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎12-20-2008

Re: How to Install WUSB600N Adapter with the Windows 7 Drivers .

Where in Win 7 can you tell the wusb600n what band to connect in?  I'd think in device manager, advanced tab, but there are hardly any options there for this device.

KaiznCo
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-19-2011

Re: How to Install WUSB600N Adapter with the Windows 7 Drivers .

You rock! Thank you!

owaisathar
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-09-2012

Re: How to Install WUSB600N Adapter with the Windows 7 Drivers .

Thanks Styker...Linksys support page only showed discusssion & no where i could find a link to download driver even after searching for 30 mins. Went back to search engine & found the Windows 7 32-bit driver for WUSB600N V2 on http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-networking/16079-linksys-driver-wusb600n-windows-7-download.html

tacosmon
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-30-2012

Re: How to Install WUSB600N Adapter with the Windows 7 Drivers .

A timeless answer.  Glad to have found it, years after you entered it.

pnsk8888
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-31-2012

Re: How to Install WUSB600N Adapter with the Windows 7 Drivers .