Message 6 of 6 3, Views. Unfortunately, this adapter doesn’t support Macs. Only the exit button seems to work. However, it took a little hack to install the Dell software, as it checked against known IDs for the Dell cards. Clicking on Manual Setup does nothing.

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If you use your network primarily as a means of sharing an Internet connection, you don’t stand to benefit much from the SpeedBooster enhancements, so for Internet-connection sharing and light home networking, we suggest that you stick with the less racy but generally cheaper WPC54G.

As I have done the driver updates, I have pointed W2K to the directory where the wihdows driver files were located.

[Wireless] Problem connecting a WPC54GS on Windows – Linksys | DSLReports Forums

This is not for the average user and I’m not sure I can help other than comparison. You can add optional debug output via commandline options I have a separate shortcut for this.

After the files are extracted, it will try to run the installer, but will complain about there not being a supported Dell device installed. The drivers installed and i could see networks using netstumbler but the linksys utility reported the card “inactive” and i couldn’t configure a w;c54g.

Linksys WPC54G – Wireless-G Notebook Adapter Driver – TechSpot

After filling out these fields, hit the Connect button. The ONLY solution that worked was yours and was very elegant by the way. Message 5 of 6 3, Views.


With the newer drive and software, the adapter remains inactive all of the time. Widespread Centurylink Outage this morning In my case, my last few lines looked like this after my modifications:.

The first time, before it started disappearing, it said I needed a logon. We’ve changed, we promise.

But here’s the bad news How much do you like to fiddle? I’ll help if you like. The DNS address and all were entered manually. Your solution using the Dell driver rocks! So, if anyone has gotten a WPC54G to run on Windows with WEP or WPA enabled and can reliably connect to a router with broadcasting diabled, I would like to know more about your setup and what software you are running on the laptop.

Windows will copy more files to your computer. In addition, Linksys has one of the best online-support offerings in the business, with product-specific setup guidelines, FAQs, troubleshooting solutions, drivers, firmware, live chat with support staff, and a copious knowledge database that contains how-to information for the WPC54G’s setup and configuration, as well as problem fixes for a collection of common networking issues.

Comments entered here will NOT receive a personal email response. You should now be able to browse the internet from your wireless connected computer.


The uninstalls have been done using the menu entry that is created for software uninstalls during installation. Linkxys that works fine. Don’t show this again. This form is for feedback only to help us improve our support site.

Linksys WPC54GS Wireless-G Notebook Adapter Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP Drivers & Utility

I have been struggling for ages to get this card working on Win and the Linksys provided drivers didn’t work at all. However, it took a little hack to install the Dell software, as it checked against known IDs for the Dell cards. Please verify that you correctly entered your key and try again. Still getting the same message every time. These enhanced adapters also offer slightly better range in most environments, but the WPC54G will be adequate qpc54g most home networking scenarios or for connecting to public hot spots.

That sounded like a good idea, but it windlws work. Again, i will say, you ROCK.

Both configuration tools are easy to use, but XP’s native Zero Config utility has security advantages, which we’ll discuss later.