01-07-2012 03:03 PM
I installed Windows 7 on my HP Pavillion assuming I could re-download a driver for my Linksys Wireless Adaptor Card ... discouvering that was not a good move
Does anyone know a short cut/trick for getting a Windows 7 Driver for Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 PCI Adapter Model No VMP54G Wireless Monitor? Please help
01-08-2012 04:29 PM
There is no drivers available in the Linksys/Cisco website for the WMP54...
But still you try the following steps:
~~ Click on Start button ---> All Programs ---> Accessories ---> Command prompt. A window will come up.
~~ In the command prompt window type “devmgmt.msc”. Device manager window will pop up and right click on the adapter listed under 'Network Adapter' and click on update driver automatically.
Check whether this helps you..
01-08-2012 09:38 PM
Man I really, really appreciate your repsonse - thank you!
So understand you are dealing with a bit of a novice ... I have learned a ton the last 6 months but still have a long ways to go
I followed your instruction to the "T" and everyworked until the last part ... per your last instructions; "Device manager window will pop up and right click on the adapter listed under 'Network Adapter' and click on update driver automatically."
The listed devide was 'NVIDIA nForce Network Controller" and the only option resembling your suggested was to "Update Driver Software ..." and when I did that I got this box promt "The best software for your device is already installed."
Just for trying something else, I also right clikced on the "Network Adaptors" and right clickd and chose "Scan for hardware Changes" and when I did that I got a box prompt "Device driver software was not successfully installed"?
Do you or anyone have another ideas for suggestions?
I am feeling really dumb that I did not check and verify that there was a new updated driver for Windows 7 before I did the reformat. I just assumed something would be out there.
Would appreciate any help!
Thanks and Cheers!
01-10-2012 07:46 PM
Unfortunately there is no other way to download/update the drivers. I believe you need to go for a different adaptor which is compatible with Win7.
01-23-2012 01:02 AM
You can uninstall the drivers and the Wireless Monitor. Then reboot your computer.
All you need to do is install the drivers [inf. file]. Choose "Install from a specific location".
01-31-2012 01:30 AM
^yup. by this, you'd just be using Window's wireless configuration utility. but the setup would be a bit "manual" and you may not be able to utilize the adapter's capabilities. other wireless functions may be limited.