BSOD relating to wireless adapter

By princeton
Oct 2, 2010
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  1. Hi,

    I just purchased a linksys WUSB54GC Version 3 wireless network adapter. But after I install the drivers and reboot It always gives a bluescreen during the "Starting Windows" screen. Unfortunately windows doesn't make any minidump files.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    What OS are you running? I would go to Linksys' website and download the latest drivers for your adapter for your OS.

    Then I would uninstall your adapter, reboot and install the latest drivers.
  3. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Topic Starter Posts: 1,716

    Yah, I've tried the newest linksys ones for windows 7 x64 and the ones that come with the disk. Same issue.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    I was afraid of that. Try this: Uninstall the drivers and then shut down your security software, next install the latest drivers. Does the adapter work?

    I have found that at times my firewall can inhibit the loading and executing of drivers until I do the above. Once installed my firewall has no issues with the drivers. Why? I haven't a clue but it has worked for me in the past.

    Then again Linksys drivers for this adapter and 7 64 may not be that good. I'd contact Linksys.
  5. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Topic Starter Posts: 1,716

    No luck. I'll contact linksys like you say.
  6. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Topic Starter Posts: 1,716

    Linksys is no help. FML. I guess I'll just buy a new adapter from a different manufacturer.
  7. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    princeton, sorry to hear this. What are they failing to provide?
  8. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Topic Starter Posts: 1,716

    Everything. "We're sorry we no longer support the product specified." Then why sell them?
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    What?! :mad: How old is this adapter?
  10. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Topic Starter Posts: 1,716

    Got it last week. Life sucks.


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