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1303
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎11-17-2011

Re: Problems with AE2500 adaptor and E4200 router

I use a desktop.

jrdoane
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎07-29-2011

Re: Problems with AE2500 adaptor and E4200 router

Hmmm, the only other thing I can think of it heat because I'm in an ACed room right now but it did crash without the adapter for me but not  with it. I don't know what I can recommend at this point. You deleted the old AE2500 when uninstalling the drivers before installing the ones I recommended, right? I don't know what could be going on if you're still having trouble. It works fine for me now.

Jake_2.0
Posts: 2,157
Registered: ‎05-29-2012

Re: Problems with AE2500 adaptor and E4200 router

Does your adapter still overheats? It's a good thing also that it is now functioning fine.

jrdoane
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎07-29-2011

Re: Problems with AE2500 adaptor and E4200 router

I'm not convinced that it was overheating to begin with, I think it just runs really warm, just like my router and the lan controller on the RaspberryPi. I guess if it is overheating, removing the pastic case and possibly cutting a memory or VRM heat sink and mounting it using ceramic thermal compound might help, but we shouldn't have to alter the device itself just to make it work.

1303
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎11-17-2011

Re: Problems with AE2500 adaptor and E4200 router

I again deleted the device and reinstall using the driver specified, again using the 2 to 1 thingy, that did not work for more than 3 minutes...very frustrating, indeed.

Jake_2.0
Posts: 2,157
Registered: ‎05-29-2012

Re: Problems with AE2500 adaptor and E4200 router

Have you tried installing this adapter on another computer to isolate the problem?

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jlbjlb
Posts: 2,736
Registered: ‎07-07-2012

Re: Problems with AE2500 adaptor and E4200 router

I've had adapter problems in the past and it's frustrating.  In my case, it's always been a computer registry problem.   I just back up my registry, create a system restore point and then I use a registry cleaner.  Worked like a charm for me.

 

I'm running an AE2500 adapter on my laptop and use a E4200v2 router and it works great.

jrdoane
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎07-29-2011

Re: Problems with AE2500 adaptor and E4200 router

I don't know about anyone else, but the extra power helped mine. It's been up for 3 days. I haven't stressed it too hard since I've been gone but by now it would have flaked out already. This is the first time that I've seen this adapter active for almost 3 days since I bought it.

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1303
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎11-17-2011

Re: Problems with AE2500 adaptor and E4200 router

After all this time trying to get this going, I eventually gave up.  I returned it to the shop yesterday.

paulgeller1@comcast.net
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-14-2012

Re: Problems with AE2500 adaptor and E4200 router

Try pring off the plastic. This thing, like most newer Cisco/Linksys Home products, runs too hot and shuts down. The E series routers are famous for overheating, not enough vents. The AE2500 gets hot enough to boil spit (my personal gauge) with the plastic on. It all just snaps off with a tiny screwdriver slid down the sides. Try it!

 

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