WMP54G v4.0 install help...

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by dnunnally, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. dnunnally

    dnunnally Network Guru Member

    I recently bought a WMP54G PCI card and my PC crashes everytime I install the driver. :(

    The linksys.com site says if you have WIN XP to power down your pc and install the card, then to install the driver from the prompts on reboot. During the driver install, when I point it to RT2500.sys, it starts to copy over the file and the machine crashes out and reboots. :(

    The PC will start again and reboot again and again just as soon as it gets to the welcome screen. The only way to get back to windows is to power down and remove the WMP54G and restart. After that the RT2500.sys is in my driver directory and I have to delete it in order to install the card again for another try.

    Why the heck is it hanging on RT2500.sys??? Am I installing the card right? Anybody have this problem or ever hear of it?

    System spec:
    WIN XP SP2
    2.54GHZ P4
    ASUS motherboard
    512MB RAM
    200GB HD
    Geforce4 ti400 AGP

    Thanks for any input!
  2. gecko

    gecko Guest

    Hi, you can try these drivers http://www.ralinktech.com/drivers/Windows/IS_STA_2500_D-

    These drivers are much better and its by Ralink, which produces the chip WMP54G V4 uses, which is the Rt2500 chip.

    First you uninstall all the Linksys drivers, then you reboot your computer.

    Next, you install the Ralink drivers.

    Then, you go device manager, you should see a device with a yellow exclaimation mark.

    Then, you install the drivers by pointing the program at C:\Program Files\RALINK\RT2500 Wireless LAN Card\Installer\WINXP

    Then you choose the RT2500 wireless card from the vendor, Ralink.

    Try this first.
  3. jollymahesh

    jollymahesh Network Guru Member


    seeing the case prefferably change the slot in which the card is plugged in
    and if possible download the latest drivers frm
    fr the currrent model of the card
    tht should take care of the issue
  4. dnunnally

    dnunnally Network Guru Member

    Thanks guys for the replies.

    Tried Geckos way with no luck. The RT2500.sys driver version is the same version and crashes out the computer.

    Also tried jollymahesh's way too. No luck there either. Same software that I got with the card.

    I got it to work by using windows update to install the driver. Just loaded up the windows update screen and it had the WMP54g driver on the page. It loaded and installed no problems at all. I am able to get on the wireless network now. The file on Windows update was RT2500.sys version 3.01.0000. Looks like an older version but it works.

    Thanks guys for your input
  5. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    It is not recommended that you use the Windows Update drivers, since in the past they have been problematic. But in your case it helped. The problem with the Windows update version is maintaining connectivity.
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