Can't Install Driver for Lynksys WUSB11 Network Adapter

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 I have a HP desktop pavilion xt963 running windows xp. I
acquired
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xp.
the
name but when I pressed next or whatever there was a blue flash and nothing
else.  So I displayed the contents of the CD and tried to open
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Re: Can't Install Driver for Lynksys WUSB11 Network Adapter
steve wrote:
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there was a blue flash and nothing else.  So I displayed the contents of
the CD and tried to open
setup.exe. There was a very brief flash then nothing. Could not activate
setup.exe.
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I believe that adapter is old enough that you can't use the wizard and
also you can't have the adapter plugged in to the computer when you try
to run setup from the CD. Have you tried that?

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yeah - you might try the install WITHOUT the device plugged in -
in fact, most USB instructions tell you to do that...
Reason ?  Because when the USB device gets plugged in,
it communicates with the OS a unique device adapter number
that in turn hopefully matches up with a driver to support it.
SO - plugging the USB device before you load the drivers
may have dire consequences.... preventing correct driver/device association.




Re: Can't Install Driver for Lynksys WUSB11 Network Adapter
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Thanks for all that info, which tracks what I had found already.  The
driver I have is v. 4 which is apparently the first version compatible
with xp.  The written instructions specifically say plug the device in
first.  That is what I started with.  I got the setup wizard and when
I clicked  "install" there was a momentary flash then nothing else
would happen.  Same result you get when you open the CD and try to
open setup.exe. (I also tried without having the device plugged in
first.  It didn't help.)


Re: Can't Install Driver for Lynksys WUSB11 Network Adapter
On 20/01/2009 21:29, steve wrote:
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name but when I pressed next or whatever there was a blue flash and nothing
else.  So I displayed the contents of the CD and tried to open
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You don't mention which version of the WUSB11 you have.
I still have some info on one that I had and it says the following:-
1. Important for Windows XP users: Do NOT automatically run
  the Wireless USB Network Adapter Setup Wizard. If the Setup
  Wizard runs automatically after the Setup Wizard CD has been
  inserted, click the Exit tab.
2. XP users must connect the Wireless USB Network Adapter before
installing and configuring.
3. After the Wireless USB Network Adapter has been physically connected
to your computer, Windows will detect the new hardware.Insert the Setup
Wizard CD into your  CD-ROM Drive. Click the radio button next to
Install from a list or specific location (Advanced). Then click the Next
button to continue. Click the radio button next to Search for the
best driver in these locations. Select Include this location in
the search:, and enter D:\\Drivers in the location field (if D is the
letter of your CD-ROM drive). Click the Next button.
Windows might notify you that the driver has not yet passed Windows Logo
testing. Since this product has been tested to work with Windows XP,
click the Continue Anyway button.
Windows will tell you when it has finished installing the new driver.
Click the Finish button.



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I ran into a similar situation recently.  I never did figure out why the
installation wouldn't work,  but I was able to install the driver by
manually using the .inf file in the driver folder.  It then worked well with
WZC.
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