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Installing Linksys WUSB54G on Windows Vista 1
First make sure your computer is already connected to the Internet.
Plug in the adapter and check that the power light is on.
Vista will find the new hardware. You will see this in the Taskbar:
Click on Found New Hardware to start the wizard:
Click on Locate and install driver software (recommended). Provided you have an Internet connection the driver will be installed automatically:
You will see this message when the installation is complete:
First make sure that you have the correct wireless security information. Check your router's documentation if you are not sure. In some cases you may be able to contact your ISP or network administrator. You will need the following information:
Wireless network name or Service Set ID (SSID)
Security type and strength (WEP 64-bit, WEP 128-bit, or WPA-Personal, etc.)
The passphrase used to generate your security key
Wireless security key (if using WEP).
Now open Control Panel:
Click on Network and Internet:
Click on Network and Sharing Center:
You have two options:
Connect to a network
Manage wireless networks
Click on Connect to a network:
Select your network if it is listed by name. Otherwise hover the mouse pointer over the network with the best signal strength:
NOTE: “Unnamed Network” means that the access point is not broadcasting its network namer (SSID).
Right mouse click on a network icon to see two options Connect and Diagnose. If possible, select your network by name and then click on the Connect button. If the network is not broadcasting its name you must specify the wireless network name (SSID) when connecting to it:
Enter the wireless network name. Then click on Next, and you will be prompted for your Security key or passphrase. You can check the box to display the text:
Click on Connect and Windows will try to connect:
If there is an error (for example if you have the key wrong or the network has wireless MAC filtering turned on you may see the error screen shown at ”If an error occurs...” below.
Control Panel >> Network >> Network Sharing Center >> Manage Wireless Connections >> Manually connect to a wireless network:
Click on Add and complete the form:
Click on Next and you should then see “Successfully added”:
Click on “Connect to...”:
The list of networks now shows the target network is connected.
The Taskbar also shows this:
You are now connected and should be able to surf the Internet.
If an error occurs when connecting to a wireless network, click on Diagnose the problem:
The Event Viewer might show information like this:
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LAN Connection Status details:
[Work in progress]