WPC54G incompatible with Windows SP2 XP ?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Dutch-Treat, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Dutch-Treat

    Dutch-Treat Network Guru Member

    After upgrading to SP2 I lost all connection on my Linksys WPC54G PCMCIA card (neither a power- or link-LED is on, no driver in 'Computer Management'). It has gone completely 'dead'. After a while I gave up fiddling with other drivers, sighed deep and added a WUSB54G link on my laptop. Now I just read somewhere on the web that it is already known for ages that upgrading Windows XP to SP2 will disable the WPC54G card.

    So, is anybody from Linksys reading this forum? If yes, can this be confirmed? And, if yes, is there a solution? (other than downgrading, reformatting or throwing Cisco out of the window)
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    My WPC54G works fine with SP2.
  3. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

    The WPC54G Works well on my Sony Vaio with sp2.
  4. Dutch-Treat

    Dutch-Treat Network Guru Member

    Can you guys share the secret, then ?

  5. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Could be a SP2 update gone bad.

    We have 5 *older* notebooks at work using WPC54G right now and all of them are working fine on SP2.
  6. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Have you tried your adapter on another notebook? Have you other PCMCIA devices (e.g., fax modem) and are they working?

    Don't know if you want to try this yet .....

    Remove all PCMCIA devices.
    Go to Device Manager in Windows and remove your PCMCIA controller entry.
    Reboot Windows and let Windows reinstall your notebook's PCMCIA controller driver.
    Shut down computer and insert your WPC54G and startup again and see if Windows redetects it.
  7. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    I would remove the WPC54G and power it backup. Reinstall the driver. Insert the WPC54G and set up a Cconnection profile.
  8. doppler

    doppler Network Guru Member

    It works.I have seen hundreds of them working with SP2.If you are not able to get the power light,there are only two things you need to check for
    1>As suggested previosly PCMCIA controllers are not detecting the card or
    2>Card is gone bad.
    try the card on other laptop or else try any other PCMCIA card on this laptop.
  9. peteranj

    peteranj Guest

    Windows XP service pack 2 has a built in firewall set to activate by default. By disabling the firewall you should be able to get connected again. Open the properties page for your wireless network connection, choose the advance tab and click the firewall settings tab. Just select off to disable the firewall. Hopefully you will be reconnected.
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