Windows 7 driver for wrt54gs router

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I called Linksys help but no help there. My desktop computer connects fine  
with above router and to the internet using any os except my latest install
 of Win 7 home premium. I can get to the router itself with http://192.168 .
1.1. Address is blank and password admin. But no win 7 web browser can find
 it.  

I also have a wireless laptop which has both linux and and win 7 (different
 diskette and product key) It connects fine with the internet through same  
router. Win  7 says it is a missing driver but maybe they lie.  
If  I need the driver  I could transfer it from my Win 7 partition on my la
ptop machine. Where can I find said driver on my other win 7 computer that  
works online? I have both Win 7 and Linux on both machines so no problem fi
nding it if I know its name.  

If it is some internal setting (like dhcp) wrong where will I find it?

So any hints?

John Culleton
home@wexfordpress.com

Re: Windows 7 driver for wrt54gs router
On 2/2/2016 4:17 PM, john@wexfordpress.com wrote:
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On 2/2/2016 4:17 PM, john@wexfordpress.com wrote:
 > I called Linksys help but no help there. My desktop computer connects  
fine with above router and to the internet using any os except my latest  
install of Win 7 home premium. I can get to the router itself with  
http://192.168.1.1 . Address is blank and password admin. But no win 7  
web browser can find it.
 >
 > I also have a wireless laptop which has both linux and and win 7  
(different diskette and product key) It connects fine with the internet  
through same router. Win  7 says it is a missing driver but maybe they lie.
 > If  I need the driver  I could transfer it from my Win 7 partition on  
my laptop machine. Where can I find said driver on my other win 7  
computer that works online? I have both Win 7 and Linux on both machines  
so no problem finding it if I know its name.
 >
 > If it is some internal setting (like dhcp) wrong where will I find it?
 >
 > So any hints?
 >
 > John Culleton
 > home@wexfordpress.com
 >

First of all there are no drivers for an external router of any brand.  
That is why Linksys could not help you find one.

Since you are able to contact the router using it's IP address then the  
problem sounds like a partially confused Ethernet configuration in your  
PC or a bad cable between your PC and the router.

Couple of ways to troubleshoot this but here is one way.

1] Go down to the icon on the right bottom of the page that stands for  
your Ethernet port and Right click and choose "Open Network and Sharing  
Center"

2] Then go the upper left of the new window and choose "Change adapter  
settings"

3] Then Right click on your local area connection icon and scroll down  
and click on "Properties".

4] In the new windows that opened see if you can find an entry that is  
called "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP4)" It should have a check in  
the little box at the left of the entry.

5] Right click once on the above entry to highlite it and then click on  
the "Properties" button.

6] In the new windows that opens you should have both the "Optain an IP  
address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically"  
with black buttons highlited.

7] If step 6 looked good then I'd go back to step 3 and this time choose  
"Diagnose" and see if Windows can fix itself.

If the system still complains about a missing driver then I'd try to  
find the driver for the Ethernet port of your PC.

One alternative that might work would be to try downloading and running  
the program called Driver Booster 3 from IoBit and see if that can  
locate the missing driver.
The free version of the program can be found at;
http://www.iobit.com/en/recommend/ascu.php?name=driver_booster_free

Good Luck...



Re: Windows 7 driver for wrt54gs router
On 2/2/2016 7:39 PM, GlowingBlueMist wrote:
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After all that I finally realize you are working a wireless problem.
So it's time to download and install the latest wireless driver for your
laptop's wireless adapter.

Since laptop manufacturers are notorious for not keeping up to speed on  
older drivers I suspect the IoBit program will be your best bet to get  
the wireless working properly again.  Still it's worth a try to see if  
your laptop company has W7 drivers available for downloading.

As for the driver from one laptop to another, that might work but only  
if both use the same brand/model of wireless card inside the laptop.

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