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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!
11-09-2010 05:24 PM
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.
03-09-2012 05:49 AM
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/160