Updating the drivers would give you the best performance for your Linksys wireless adapter. In case you’re having problems installing or updating the driver, you need to perform the following troubleshooting steps:
The adapter will only work if it is detected by the computer as one (1) of its peripheral devices. One of the physical indications that the adapter is recognized by the computer is by checking the LED. If the LED does not light up or indicate activity, it could mean that the adapter is not recognized by the computer.
Another way to check the adapter on your computer is by checking your Device Manager. Follow the steps below to learn how to check your adapter device's status in Device Manager:
Right-click My Computer and select Properties.
Click the Hardware tab then Device Manager.
Click the + sign beside Network adapters to expand.
IMPORTANT: You should be able to see your adapter in the Network adapters section. Otherwise, your adapter might not be inserted to the PCI slot/USB port or the adapter might not be installed properly. To know how to reinstall your adapter's driver, click here.
There are two (2) ways to uninstall the previous drivers of your wireless adapter:
Click Start. Select All Programs or Programs > Linksys Wireless Adapter.
NOTE: Wait for the Install Shield Wizard to complete before re-installing the drivers.
IMPORTANT: After reinstalling the driver, restart your computer and check the Device Manager if the driver is properly installed.
Checking the computer's connection to the router
Installing a wireless USB adapter on a computer with Windows XP operating system
Updating the wireless adapter's drivers for Windows Vista
Downloading the latest drivers or firmware from Linksys support site
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