WMP54g and Abit IC-7 motherboard

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by infoterror, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. infoterror

    infoterror LI Guru Member

    Talked to several people today with experience using these products: they are incompatible.

    The board cannot autodetect the Linksys card, which seems to support this hypothesis.

    So, for all you Abit IC-7 and related motherboard owners, do not bother with WMP54g card. It does not work with your board and will not.
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Not a fan of Abit products myself, but thanks for the heads up
  3. South

    South Network Guru Member

    I think the same thing applies to the ASUS A7N8X motherboard (for v1.04 for sure).

    So no driver update either for the card (RAI?) or for the motherboard can cure this?

    inforterror: What did you do?
  4. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    I think I have one of those crappy cards in the junk pile. My mainboards could see it but the drivers or chipset were horrible and was more trouble than it was worth. I had better success running it under Linux once I got a driver to compile but it was still a flaky card.

    It was cheaper to dump it and buy another card.
  5. South

    South Network Guru Member

    Another WMP54G, another Linksys card or another manufacturers card?
  6. pablito

    pablito Network Guru Member

    It has been a long time since looking at that card but if it was the one I remember I wouldn't buy another one. I've had better success with USB units since they are easier to play with and position for signal.
  7. South

    South Network Guru Member

    So not even the new RAI drivers would fix the conflict?
  8. MWWInc

    MWWInc LI Guru Member

    I was able to install a WMP54G successfully on my IC7 board running WinXP SP2 using this install method. I then used WindowsUpdate to get a more recent driver than the one on the Linksys CD and it's been working fine with my Netgear router for a couple days now. Might be a little tricky if you don't have the CD though, since I had no luck installing the updated drivers from the Linksys site prior to using this CD method.
  9. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    If you are reporting whether or not you are having an issue with this combination, please also include which WMP54G hardware and driver versions as well as motherboard model and firmware you are using in order to help other users aware of potential problems when they could be facing.

    Thank you.
  10. vibe666

    vibe666 Network Guru Member

    I have an ABIT IC7 MAX3 motherboard and I've used 2 different WMP54G's in it without any problems whatsoever, so I think you might well be mistaken mate.

    Not to mention having it working in WinXP over the last couple of years with both SP1 and SP2 and at least 6 (probably more) different Linux distro's using ndiswrapper and the bog standard windows drivers off the install CD that came with the cards.

    who told you they aren't compatible and why?

    I've done quite a bit of moving around with both wired and non-wireless configs over that time and have had both cards (at different times) in different slots on the mobo too.

    I'm not trying to start an argument or anything, but its just the total opposite of my experiences.

    maybe the MAX3 uses some different components to whatever model you have, but it's a bit of a sweeping statement to make with very little detail on exactly what the problem is and what has been done to fix it. :(
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