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Registered: ‎12-20-2009

WMP600N - weak connection and low signal - Windows 7 x64

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I bought the WMP600N because Linksys and Microsoft listed it as 'compatible' for Windows 7 x64.

 

My experience:

- unstable and weak connection

- pings to websites like google.com drops, average: 1 out of 3

- low signal, on the same spot my three years old HP-laptop with 'a build in wireless card' has full signal strength in Windows 7

- it works well under Windows XP (32 bit)

 

I'am convinced that drivers for the WMP600N are not ready for Window 7 x64. Linksys (or Ralink, which developed the chipset), please release a proper driver for the WMP600N!

Message Edited by Storm_dutch on 12-20-2009 09:51 AM
Message Edited by Storm_dutch on 12-20-2009 09:52 AM
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-17-2009

Re: WMP600N - weak connection and low signal - Windows 7 x64

Have you tried drivers from Ralink?

 

 RT2860 is the chipset, I believe. You might have more luck with those.

Posts: 2,613
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: WMP600N - weak connection and low signal - Windows 7 x64

Have you tried updating the driver for the adapter...Download the driver from www.linksys.com/downloads>>Unzip and save it on the computer...Uninstall the previous driver.Restart the computer...go to device manager and update the driver.
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-17-2009

Re: WMP600N - weak connection and low signal - Windows 7 x64

I tried that on mine earlier and I have to say it's not yielded me any improvement, binky.

 

What am I missing? I'm on 32bit Win7, uninstalled/deleted the driver from the device manager, rebooted (whereupon windows kindly threw some ancient driver at the card, which I then deleted) and then installed the 3.0.11.0 Ralink driver. No difference to signal strength, I'm still getting a 54mbps at best connection to a pure 11N 5ghz Linksys gateway that's 20 feet away (albeit in another room).

Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-20-2009

Re: WMP600N - weak connection and low signal - Windows 7 x64

Thank you for your feedback. Some additional information about my situation:

- I am using the  802.11g band

- my motherboardhas the new P55 chipset (maybe thats causing this problem...)

- I tried te latest Linksys drivers and the latest Ralink drivers (via the manual installation method)

 

still no luck here ...

Posts: 2,613
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: WMP600N - weak connection and low signal - Windows 7 x64

As the same adapter is working with the XP 32-bit..It seems that it's a compatibility issue with Windows7 64-bit...If you have any other computer with Windows7 32-bit,you may try installing the adapter on that.
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-24-2009

Re: WMP600N - weak connection and low signal - Windows 7 x64

i am also having the exact same problems!!

i also have windows 7 64 bit and the WMP600N

the router i have is a WRT54GS and the 2 points are about 30-40 feet apart

 

i can barely load google IF i can at all, and if i move the router 2 feet towards the WMP600N on the desk it is sitting google loads instantly

and the range of the router i know isnt a problem since i can pick it up even farther away with my laptop

 

when will linksys come out with 64 bit support on windows 7???

 

is there a fix for this yet???

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Registered: ‎12-17-2009

Re: WMP600N - weak connection and low signal - Windows 7 x64

Trust me - it's not that much better in 32bit.

 

My desktop machine is literally 20 feet from the WAG320N and I'm on one blip signal, and that's on pure .11N 5ghz wireless. 

Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-24-2009

Re: WMP600N - weak connection and low signal - Windows 7 x64

shameless bump
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-27-2009

Re: WMP600N - weak connection and low signal - Windows 7 x64

I'm not sure about you guys, but I use WMP600N and  running Windows 7 64bit without any issues. The driver that I'm using now is Driver Version: 3.0.2.0, Driver Provider: Ralink Techonolgy Corp, Driver Date: 6/19/2009. Here's what I did when I upgrded my wireless adapter. 1. Uninstall the original wireless driver from device manager. 2. Turn off the computer and phisically removed the wireless adapter from my computer. 3. Pop in the new WMP600N and turn on the computer. 4. Windows 7 then automatically detects the new adapter and intall the proper driver for it. Well, that's all I did. The whole process is very simple and straight forward.