WUSB54GS network card - turn off linksys monitor on startup?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by nashienet, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. nashienet

    nashienet Network Guru Member

    I now have a wireless network successfully installed and working nicely, the only problem I have now though is that my only remaining bit of Linksys equipment - WUSB54GS always tries to use the linksys monitor to establish my connection. I always have to manually change it to use 'microsoft wireless zero configuration', every time I start my PC up this happens. Is there a way where I can have the driver installed on my PC for the USB card but not have the linksys monitor startup on my pc each time!

    I have tried to look for it in msconfig to see whats actually starting up but I can't see anything in there related to linksys.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.
  2. darthmalak

    darthmalak Network Guru Member

    Make sure the wireless zero config service is set to automatic so it starts up automatically...
  3. nashienet

    nashienet Network Guru Member

    The wireless zero connection loads onto the taskbar by default but Linksys is overriding it and trying to connect instead. I can't see any checkbox anywhere which says 'use wireless zero by default'. Is there no way to uninstall the linksys monitor and keep the device driver???
  4. nashienet

    nashienet Network Guru Member

    So there is no way at all to install the driver for this USB card without installing the linksys monitor as well??? :(
  5. mass_konfuzion

    mass_konfuzion Network Guru Member

    Doesn't seem like it. My Wireless Network Monitor likes to crash when I shut down, so here's what I did: If you're running XP, do start->run and type in "services.msc" (of course, without the quotes), and look for a service called WUSB54Gv4.exe or something like that. If it's running, stop it, and also change its startup type to manual. Then, just use wireless zero (change its startup type to automatic)
  6. ScratchMonkey

    ScratchMonkey Network Guru Member

    I'm seeing the same monitor crash on multiple systems with WMP54G on shutdown. Has Linksys acknowledged it? The network works but the error message is an annoyance.

    I had the monitor crash on one machine today after scribbling over its wlan.ini file. I hid the file and restarted the monitor. It no longer shows up in the tray but it's in the process list. I switched to zero-config to get things working. (The underlying cause seems to be that my WAP (WRT54G running Talisman) had browned out and crashed with the radio still running. Rebooting seemed to fix it.)

    Meanwhile, I thought I'd re-install the driver but it says I need to uninstall the old one. When I attempt to uninstall, Installshield reports "An installation support file could not be installed. Access denied." So I'm stuck unable to uninstall or upgrade.
  7. Private-Cowboy

    Private-Cowboy Network Guru Member

    If you don't like that monitor, why install it after all? You simply can uninstall it. windows will likely ask for drivers for your wifi adapter, point it in the direction of the cd that came with the device or downloaded drivers.

    That's what I did in the beginning but since Windows Zero Config offer nearly no feedback - those 5 bars are laughable - on signal level. No matter if its 57dmb or 37dmb, it's always "excellent" according to windows. So I need the Linksys tool for diagnostic purposes since there is no alternative at all for windows that displays the signal level.
  8. ScratchMonkey

    ScratchMonkey Network Guru Member

    I wouldn't mind the Linksys monitor if it weren't so fragile. If they put less effort into how it looks and more into how it works, maybe it wouldn't fall over so easily.

    Alas, the PHB's who make the purchasing decisions look at the pretty graphics, forcing the vendors to play to that audience instead of the techs who have to make it all work.
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