This is a not a typical marketing, social media and/or IBM post. Just wanted to share a fix that I had created for anyone else who is stuck with below average Linksys support for WUSB54G driver for 64 bit OS.
I recently decided to test Windows 7 64 bit on a computer I had lying around. To my surprise, the install was very smooth, most of the hardware was detected automatically and the whole process was completed in less than an hour.
The only catch was that I have a Linksys WUSB54G Wireless-G adapter on this computer (I know PCI based Wifi card would’ve been better). For a box that I barely use, I refuse to invest in Ethernet wiring or a better wifi adapter. Of course, Linksys doesn’t support x64 platforms at all. Let’s not even mention Windows 7. Luckily, the manufacturer of the chip set does, RAlink, kinda, I’ll explain this later.
Here’s how to run Linksys WUSB54G on Windows 7 or Windows Vista 64 bit.
Download the rt2500 driver, since its not linksys, modify the setup info to match the new device ID and few other parameters and you are set. Or I could spare you the 2 hours of hair tearing web research that I spent on this and will just include it in a package that I’ve created for other souls looking for a driver which works on Windows 7 64 bit, Windows XP 64 Bit and most likely Vista x64.
Download the Linksys WUSB54G driver package here:
Don’t worry about Windows calling the adapter a different name. Enjoy.
2459K! of you have been successful in prolonging the use of this adapter. If you are satisfied, please consider donating $1 to $5. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the local Toronto based charity of my choice (I’ll balance it out). It’s the least we can do!
At least we are lucky enough to be worried about drivers. Many others are seeking food, shelter, protection instead.
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