Linksys adapter not working on my Gateway XP media center...

ctf20

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I am setting up a new computer in our house. The new computer is a Gateway with XP Media Center Edition. I have the network all set up on our other computers and it all works fine...we have two other computers and two laptops working on the network. I took a linksys adapter from one of the working computers and put it on the new gateway computer. i installed the disc and plugged in the adapter. it says it can't see an access point???

Can someone PLEASE help me. i put in the right SSID.


i tried uninstalling the linksys drivers...and turned on the windows wireless zero config. but it still didn't work. is that suppose to be on or off?? i think it was already on. is it suppose to be off if i install the things from the linksys disc?

i am stumped!! all i had to do with the other computers is install the disc, and plug in the adapter.

Thanks for any help!!!!!
 

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does it matter if you install the drivers before plugging it in or after plugging it in...because i've seen instructions for both...
 

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well i installed first because that is what it said to do on the cd.....then i plugged in the adapter

if i install the software that came with the adapter should the Windows Zero Configuration be disabled?

could the fact that it a media center edition be causing the problem somehow...thought i read something about that somewhere..
 

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it has to be the drivers...they just aren't working on this XP Media Center Edition machine...anyone ever heard of this problem? i spent an hour talking to the linksys people only for them to come to the conclusion that its a computer problem. can anyone point me in the right direction??

desperate here!
just getting a ? in the device manager under other devices - usb device
 

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can anyone help? i even tried to buy a new linksys adapter (wusb54gsc) and it doesn't work either...the drivers just will not work. should i try the vista drivers? it's not vista...its xp media center edition.

PLEASE!! begging here :)
 

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even if the usb works for other things, like a jump drive?...should i maybe take the linksys adapter back, and get the linksys pci card?

i have seen other people with problems with the adapter and media center edition. i'm surprised windows or linksys hasn't released drivers to fix it...but i can't find them.
 

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ok, i went and bought a new adapter. it wouldn't work either, just said unknown device in the USB portion of the device manager, didn't have a ?..just said unknown device.

i installed the drivers from the cd - then plugged it in. didnt' work. so i turned off the linksys monitor and turned on wireless zero config. - didn't work. i just kept doing the same thing uninstalling, installing trying the same thing over and over - and for some reason all of a sudden - IT WORKED. i don't know why! while it was working i had the linksys monitor disabled (installed from the cd, but disabled it), and the wireless zero config enabled - i got my wireless icon and it connected!!!

still, i didn't like NOT knowing what the problem was. because if it stopped working i wouldn't know what to do. Well, i had to move the computer into the bedroom, and when i turned it all back on, it's NOT working again!! and i can't get it to!!!! driving me crazy! i have the same settings as before - linksys monitor OFF, Wireless Zero enabled. will not work!!! says unknown device, when i plug it in it says, does not recognize the usb device. ?????


any suggestions, please?!!