- last edited on
I HAVE JUST BOUGHT WUSB100 WIRELESS USB ADAPTER, BUT IT'S NOT WORKING BECAUSE OF THE VISTA HOME EDITION PROBLEM. IS THERE AN UPDATED DRIVER FOR VISTA, THAT WILL FIX THE PROBLEM? THANK YOU.
02-12-2008 01:40 PM
02-13-2008 11:05 AM
06-25-2008 08:39 AM
07-03-2008 09:24 PM
10-24-2008 10:34 AM
10-25-2008 07:25 AM
I had a similar issue. Have you noticed that the description of the connection changes as well? For example, it will say "Wireless Network Connection 4" then if you disconnect, it will say "Wireless Network Connection 5". I think what is happening is that it's setting up a new connection each time the system recognizes it as new. I installed the latest driver from RaLinkTech last night and tried unplugging the adapter, waited about 30 seconds and plugged it back in. It remembered the old connection settings. I need to try it after rebooting to see if it still does and maybe after it's been unplugged for a day. The version of the driver from RaLinkTech is much newer than the one from Linksys so there are quite a few fixes. When you navigate to www.ralinktech.com, you'll get a warning in IE about their security certificate (normally you'd want to be cautious about this), I just choose to continue to the site. Once there, go under the support section, and choose Windows. The driver for the WUSB100 is the first USB driver (RT2870). Download and run it. It won't recognize your adapter at first. Go to the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRVSTORE\rt2870_E.... You'll see the RT2870.inf file in that folder. Open it in Notepad. Under the first [Ralink] section, add this line:
%GenericWLAN.DeviceDesc% = RTWLAN.ndi, USB\VID_1737&PID_0070
This change will get it to recognize the Linksys adapter. Save your changes, then go into device manager. Find you Linksys adapter under network adapters and choose "update driver". Tell it to "Install from a specific location". Then choose "Don't search, I'll choose". Click "Have a disk" and point it to the folder mentioned above. It should show as "802.11 USB Wireless Lan Card". It will warn that the driver is not digitally signed so choose continue anyway. It should install the driver. RaLinkTech says to uninstall the original drivers so that may make these steps easier. The main thing is to update the [RaLink] section to recoginize the adapter. You can even modify the inf file to make the description say Linksys but this is the minimal changes you need to make to get it working.
02-12-2009 07:35 AM
It is more than a year after your post and I couldn't find the RA download. I am not able to use the WUSB100 to connect my Vista 64-bit PC to my XP PC. Have you found other fixes? Thanks
09-24-2009 01:22 PM
Hey, I cant find this thread anywhere, do you guys know a website where i can get WinXP pro x64 drivers for the WUSB100 adapter? A link to the Ralink one would be nice, couldn't find it threre