wpc54g freezes up computer

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by rikamae55, May 17, 2008.

  1. rikamae55

    rikamae55 Guest

    I have a wpc54g wireless adaptor that is only a few months old. It has worked fine until the last 2 days. Now, my computer freezes up frequently, and is released the instant I remove the wireless adaptor most of the time. After a bit of research, it seems this is related to my wireless card. I have had to power off my computer several times instead of shutting down properly, which I don't like to do. Also, this almost coincides with my latest window update. I checked for an updated driver, but didn't find one. I haven't uninstalled and reinstalled the driver. Can anyone provide some help for what I need to do to stop this problem? Thank you.
  2. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member


    Are u sure to have the right driver ?
    See ma page : here !

    Uninstall the adaptor with the Control Panel, restart Windows and install the driver...

  3. JayDub

    JayDub Network Guru Member

    I'm also having the same problem with a WPC54Gv5 card. Seems to clash with Windows Explorer and or IE the whole time.

    Anybody found an XP driver (I'm using XP SP2) that works or is it time to buy a new wireless card?
  4. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Are you using the Marvell driver ?
  5. JayDub

    JayDub Network Guru Member

    No, Linksys driver.

    Did try installing the Marvell driver yesterday, but it asked for a key during the install process.
  6. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    A key ? :eek:
    Where your driver is coming from ?
    Try : this one !
    The file contains XP and Vista driver setup.
    Eventually, extract the XP files (.inf, .sys, .cat) and force an update of your old Linksys driver with these files.

    By the way, could you give me the 4 first characters of your card serial number ?
  7. JayDub

    JayDub Network Guru Member

    The serial number starts with BDH5.

    I've eventually managed to ditch the Linksys software and load the Marvell drivers (from your link) and get the laptop connected to the router again. Not sure what went wrong, but it's taken me a couple of hours to sort out all the problems.

    Will let you know how I get on with the Marvell driver.

    Thanks for your help.
  8. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Are you sure ? :eek:
    BDH5 is a WPC54G 2.1 into my list...
  9. JayDub

    JayDub Network Guru Member

    Well it says it's a WPC54G v5, it works with the Marvell drivers (remarkably well so far - no freezes, no crashes on hibernation) and the serial number definitely starts BDH5.

    It's either the exception that proves the rule or I've just broken your system. :what:
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