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      12-31-2006
I just bought a new Gateway PC that has Windows Media Center 2005 on it, and
I can not get my Linksys USB Wireless Adapter to connect. It is not
compatible with Media Center as I have been told by their tech support, so do
you all know of any solutions I can use to wirelessly connect to my network
that are compatible with Media Center?
 
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David Hettel
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      12-31-2006
Can you give us more detail on just what is happening or not happening? It
doesn't work might tell you everything, but for me it leaves me guessing.
Windows Media Center is windows xp with some advanced networking features
disabled. At what point does it fail, do the drivers install?

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"AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I just bought a new Gateway PC that has Windows Media Center 2005 on it,
>and
> I can not get my Linksys USB Wireless Adapter to connect. It is not
> compatible with Media Center as I have been told by their tech support, so
> do
> you all know of any solutions I can use to wirelessly connect to my
> network
> that are compatible with Media Center?


 
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      12-31-2006
I tried to install the wireless adapter, and at first it worked, and then it
says:
restart your computer to finishinstalling the device

I restarted, and then it says "device may not be supported by windows, we
recommend you immediately uninstall this device to prevent damage to your
system"

I tried continuing from there, and then later uninstalled it. I tried every
way I could think of, and it just would not allow the adapter to work.

I also did some internet research, and other users on the linksys forum
talked about installing another driver, because they said very few wireless
adapters are supported by 64bit OS's, and there was a driver on the Ralink
website they said to use, but it would not install on my computer. I'm
currently using a 2nd computer, because I could not find any possible way to
connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired connection. I
would think Media Center would have to be internet accessable, so I'm not
sure exactly what is wrong. Is there a certain adapter I need, and if so,
what do you recommend if you know of one that is compatible with Windows MC?

"David Hettel" wrote:

> Can you give us more detail on just what is happening or not happening? It
> doesn't work might tell you everything, but for me it leaves me guessing.
> Windows Media Center is windows xp with some advanced networking features
> disabled. At what point does it fail, do the drivers install?
>
> --
> David Hettel
>
> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for everyone
> to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me in
> E-mail or news groups.
>
> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
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>
> DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind,
> either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
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> indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or
> inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and confers
> no rights.
>
>
>
> "AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I just bought a new Gateway PC that has Windows Media Center 2005 on it,
> >and
> > I can not get my Linksys USB Wireless Adapter to connect. It is not
> > compatible with Media Center as I have been told by their tech support, so
> > do
> > you all know of any solutions I can use to wirelessly connect to my
> > network
> > that are compatible with Media Center?

>
>

 
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Jim
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      01-01-2007
This post is coming to you from a Windows MCE computer. I can assure that
Windows MCE has no trouble communicating with my Linksys router via an Intel
2000BG adapter. Sorry, I don't know about the Broadcom ethernet device (and
probably will never know).

You mentioned 64 bit OS. Do you have Windows MCE running in full 64 bit
mode?

Jim


"AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I tried to install the wireless adapter, and at first it worked, and then
>it
> says:
> restart your computer to finishinstalling the device
>
> I restarted, and then it says "device may not be supported by windows, we
> recommend you immediately uninstall this device to prevent damage to your
> system"
>
> I tried continuing from there, and then later uninstalled it. I tried
> every
> way I could think of, and it just would not allow the adapter to work.
>
> I also did some internet research, and other users on the linksys forum
> talked about installing another driver, because they said very few
> wireless
> adapters are supported by 64bit OS's, and there was a driver on the Ralink
> website they said to use, but it would not install on my computer. I'm
> currently using a 2nd computer, because I could not find any possible way
> to
> connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired connection. I
> would think Media Center would have to be internet accessable, so I'm not
> sure exactly what is wrong. Is there a certain adapter I need, and if so,
> what do you recommend if you know of one that is compatible with Windows
> MC?
>
> "David Hettel" wrote:
>
>> Can you give us more detail on just what is happening or not happening?
>> It
>> doesn't work might tell you everything, but for me it leaves me guessing.
>> Windows Media Center is windows xp with some advanced networking features
>> disabled. At what point does it fail, do the drivers install?
>>
>> --
>> David Hettel
>>
>> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for
>> everyone
>> to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me
>> in
>> E-mail or news groups.
>>
>> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>>
>> DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any
>> kind,
>> either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy,
>> reliability
>> or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
>> indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of,
>> or
>> inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and
>> confers
>> no rights.
>>
>>
>>
>> "AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >I just bought a new Gateway PC that has Windows Media Center 2005 on it,
>> >and
>> > I can not get my Linksys USB Wireless Adapter to connect. It is not
>> > compatible with Media Center as I have been told by their tech support,
>> > so
>> > do
>> > you all know of any solutions I can use to wirelessly connect to my
>> > network
>> > that are compatible with Media Center?

>>
>>



 
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David Hettel
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      01-01-2007
As far as I know there is not a 64 bit version of Windows MCE unless we are
talking about Vista Ultimate. He said Windows MCE 2005, so I believe we are
talking the normal Windows XP environment.

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E-mail or news groups.

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either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
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"Jim" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:dgYlh.28015$(E-Mail Removed) et...
> This post is coming to you from a Windows MCE computer. I can assure that
> Windows MCE has no trouble communicating with my Linksys router via an
> Intel 2000BG adapter. Sorry, I don't know about the Broadcom ethernet
> device (and probably will never know).
>
> You mentioned 64 bit OS. Do you have Windows MCE running in full 64 bit
> mode?
>
> Jim
>
>
> "AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>I tried to install the wireless adapter, and at first it worked, and then
>>it
>> says:
>> restart your computer to finishinstalling the device
>>
>> I restarted, and then it says "device may not be supported by windows, we
>> recommend you immediately uninstall this device to prevent damage to your
>> system"
>>
>> I tried continuing from there, and then later uninstalled it. I tried
>> every
>> way I could think of, and it just would not allow the adapter to work.
>>
>> I also did some internet research, and other users on the linksys forum
>> talked about installing another driver, because they said very few
>> wireless
>> adapters are supported by 64bit OS's, and there was a driver on the
>> Ralink
>> website they said to use, but it would not install on my computer. I'm
>> currently using a 2nd computer, because I could not find any possible way
>> to
>> connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired connection.
>> I
>> would think Media Center would have to be internet accessable, so I'm not
>> sure exactly what is wrong. Is there a certain adapter I need, and if
>> so,
>> what do you recommend if you know of one that is compatible with Windows
>> MC?
>>
>> "David Hettel" wrote:
>>
>>> Can you give us more detail on just what is happening or not happening?
>>> It
>>> doesn't work might tell you everything, but for me it leaves me
>>> guessing.
>>> Windows Media Center is windows xp with some advanced networking
>>> features
>>> disabled. At what point does it fail, do the drivers install?
>>>
>>> --
>>> David Hettel
>>>
>>> Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for
>>> everyone
>>> to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to
>>> me in
>>> E-mail or news groups.
>>>
>>> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>>>
>>> DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any
>>> kind,
>>> either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy,
>>> reliability
>>> or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
>>> indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of,
>>> or
>>> inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and
>>> confers
>>> no rights.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> >I just bought a new Gateway PC that has Windows Media Center 2005 on
>>> >it,
>>> >and
>>> > I can not get my Linksys USB Wireless Adapter to connect. It is not
>>> > compatible with Media Center as I have been told by their tech
>>> > support, so
>>> > do
>>> > you all know of any solutions I can use to wirelessly connect to my
>>> > network
>>> > that are compatible with Media Center?
>>>
>>>

>
>


 
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      01-01-2007
AdamC wrote:

> I tried to install the wireless adapter, and at first it worked, and then it
> says:
> restart your computer to finishinstalling the device
>
> I restarted, and then it says "device may not be supported by windows, we
> recommend you immediately uninstall this device to prevent damage to your
> system"
>
> I tried continuing from there, and then later uninstalled it. I tried every
> way I could think of, and it just would not allow the adapter to work.
>
> I also did some internet research, and other users on the linksys forum
> talked about installing another driver, because they said very few wireless
> adapters are supported by 64bit OS's, and there was a driver on the Ralink
> website they said to use, but it would not install on my computer. I'm
> currently using a 2nd computer, because I could not find any possible way to
> connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired connection. I
> would think Media Center would have to be internet accessable, so I'm not
> sure exactly what is wrong. Is there a certain adapter I need, and if so,
> what do you recommend if you know of one that is compatible with Windows MC?
>
> "David Hettel" wrote:
>
>
>>Can you give us more detail on just what is happening or not happening? It
>>doesn't work might tell you everything, but for me it leaves me guessing.
>>Windows Media Center is windows xp with some advanced networking features
>>disabled. At what point does it fail, do the drivers install?
>>
>>--
>>David Hettel
>>
>>Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for everyone
>>to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me in
>>E-mail or news groups.
>>
>>Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
>>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>>
>>DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind,
>>either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
>>or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
>>indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or
>>inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and confers
>>no rights.
>>
>>
>>
>>"AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>
>>>I just bought a new Gateway PC that has Windows Media Center 2005 on it,
>>>and
>>>I can not get my Linksys USB Wireless Adapter to connect. It is not
>>>compatible with Media Center as I have been told by their tech support, so
>>>do
>>>you all know of any solutions I can use to wirelessly connect to my
>>>network
>>>that are compatible with Media Center?

>>
>>

Adam - You do NOT have a 64 bit OS. That's probably why the 64 bit
Ralink driver would not install.

I have heard that Linksys tech support claims not to support their USB
wireless adapters for Win XP MCE, but AFAIK, that's because Linksys
hasn't fully "certified" their products for MCE. I don't believe that
they are are affirmitively saying that the products will not work with MCE.

Please post back with more details. What model adapter do you have?
What exactly did you do? And what do you mean that "at first it worked"?
How did you uninstall it?

Finally, what do you mean by "I could not find any possible way to
connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired connection"?
What did you try as a "wired connection" and what happened?

Happy New Year.

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To the moon and back with 64 Kbits of RAM and 512 Kbits of ROM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
 
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      01-01-2007
What i did first, is I plugged it in, and it just asked me the SSID for my
network, and I typed it in, and then I got onto the web, and everything was
working. And about 10 minutes later, it says device not recognized etc...
like I said in the original post, so I unplugged it, ran the install disk,
and then it would not recognize the adapter from then on, even after multiple
installs/uninstalls. It is a Linksys WUSB54G wireless adapter.

My dad is the one that told me it was a 64bit OS,but I don't know where he
got that from. I'm still at a loss for how to connect it. I tried again,
and it wants a certain driver, that is not anywhere on the disk, or on the
linksys site, but I found it on the Ralink site. How can I make sure its not
in 64bit mode, even though I don't think it is?

"Lem" wrote:

> AdamC wrote:
>
> > I tried to install the wireless adapter, and at first it worked, and then it
> > says:
> > restart your computer to finishinstalling the device
> >
> > I restarted, and then it says "device may not be supported by windows, we
> > recommend you immediately uninstall this device to prevent damage to your
> > system"
> >
> > I tried continuing from there, and then later uninstalled it. I tried every
> > way I could think of, and it just would not allow the adapter to work.
> >
> > I also did some internet research, and other users on the linksys forum
> > talked about installing another driver, because they said very few wireless
> > adapters are supported by 64bit OS's, and there was a driver on the Ralink
> > website they said to use, but it would not install on my computer. I'm
> > currently using a 2nd computer, because I could not find any possible way to
> > connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired connection. I
> > would think Media Center would have to be internet accessable, so I'm not
> > sure exactly what is wrong. Is there a certain adapter I need, and if so,
> > what do you recommend if you know of one that is compatible with Windows MC?
> >
> > "David Hettel" wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Can you give us more detail on just what is happening or not happening? It
> >>doesn't work might tell you everything, but for me it leaves me guessing.
> >>Windows Media Center is windows xp with some advanced networking features
> >>disabled. At what point does it fail, do the drivers install?
> >>
> >>--
> >>David Hettel
> >>
> >>Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for everyone
> >>to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me in
> >>E-mail or news groups.
> >>
> >>Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
> >>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> >>
> >>DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind,
> >>either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
> >>or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
> >>indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or
> >>inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and confers
> >>no rights.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>"AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >>news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>
> >>>I just bought a new Gateway PC that has Windows Media Center 2005 on it,
> >>>and
> >>>I can not get my Linksys USB Wireless Adapter to connect. It is not
> >>>compatible with Media Center as I have been told by their tech support, so
> >>>do
> >>>you all know of any solutions I can use to wirelessly connect to my
> >>>network
> >>>that are compatible with Media Center?
> >>
> >>

> Adam - You do NOT have a 64 bit OS. That's probably why the 64 bit
> Ralink driver would not install.
>
> I have heard that Linksys tech support claims not to support their USB
> wireless adapters for Win XP MCE, but AFAIK, that's because Linksys
> hasn't fully "certified" their products for MCE. I don't believe that
> they are are affirmitively saying that the products will not work with MCE.
>
> Please post back with more details. What model adapter do you have?
> What exactly did you do? And what do you mean that "at first it worked"?
> How did you uninstall it?
>
> Finally, what do you mean by "I could not find any possible way to
> connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired connection"?
> What did you try as a "wired connection" and what happened?
>
> Happy New Year.
>
> --
> Lem -- MS-MVP - Networking
>
> To the moon and back with 64 Kbits of RAM and 512 Kbits of ROM.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
>

 
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      01-01-2007
I just tried again, and what I got this time, was that it wants a new driver,
that is rt2500usb.sys I have that on the disk, but when I select it to
install that driver, it will not install the driver. I also discovered it is
MCE 2002, not 2005. The sticker on the front says 05, but the actual OS is
02, not sure if that helps, but thats as far as I have gotten so far. There
is a rt2500usb.sys on the Ralink website, that I tried to download, but it
would not work from there either. I'm thinking maybe a different adapter
would be better.

"AdamC" wrote:

> What i did first, is I plugged it in, and it just asked me the SSID for my
> network, and I typed it in, and then I got onto the web, and everything was
> working. And about 10 minutes later, it says device not recognized etc...
> like I said in the original post, so I unplugged it, ran the install disk,
> and then it would not recognize the adapter from then on, even after multiple
> installs/uninstalls. It is a Linksys WUSB54G wireless adapter.
>
> My dad is the one that told me it was a 64bit OS,but I don't know where he
> got that from. I'm still at a loss for how to connect it. I tried again,
> and it wants a certain driver, that is not anywhere on the disk, or on the
> linksys site, but I found it on the Ralink site. How can I make sure its not
> in 64bit mode, even though I don't think it is?
>
> "Lem" wrote:
>
> > AdamC wrote:
> >
> > > I tried to install the wireless adapter, and at first it worked, and then it
> > > says:
> > > restart your computer to finishinstalling the device
> > >
> > > I restarted, and then it says "device may not be supported by windows, we
> > > recommend you immediately uninstall this device to prevent damage to your
> > > system"
> > >
> > > I tried continuing from there, and then later uninstalled it. I tried every
> > > way I could think of, and it just would not allow the adapter to work.
> > >
> > > I also did some internet research, and other users on the linksys forum
> > > talked about installing another driver, because they said very few wireless
> > > adapters are supported by 64bit OS's, and there was a driver on the Ralink
> > > website they said to use, but it would not install on my computer. I'm
> > > currently using a 2nd computer, because I could not find any possible way to
> > > connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired connection. I
> > > would think Media Center would have to be internet accessable, so I'm not
> > > sure exactly what is wrong. Is there a certain adapter I need, and if so,
> > > what do you recommend if you know of one that is compatible with Windows MC?
> > >
> > > "David Hettel" wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >>Can you give us more detail on just what is happening or not happening? It
> > >>doesn't work might tell you everything, but for me it leaves me guessing.
> > >>Windows Media Center is windows xp with some advanced networking features
> > >>disabled. At what point does it fail, do the drivers install?
> > >>
> > >>--
> > >>David Hettel
> > >>
> > >>Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for everyone
> > >>to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me in
> > >>E-mail or news groups.
> > >>
> > >>Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
> > >>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> > >>
> > >>DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind,
> > >>either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
> > >>or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
> > >>indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or
> > >>inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and confers
> > >>no rights.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>"AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > >>news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > >>
> > >>>I just bought a new Gateway PC that has Windows Media Center 2005 on it,
> > >>>and
> > >>>I can not get my Linksys USB Wireless Adapter to connect. It is not
> > >>>compatible with Media Center as I have been told by their tech support, so
> > >>>do
> > >>>you all know of any solutions I can use to wirelessly connect to my
> > >>>network
> > >>>that are compatible with Media Center?
> > >>
> > >>

> > Adam - You do NOT have a 64 bit OS. That's probably why the 64 bit
> > Ralink driver would not install.
> >
> > I have heard that Linksys tech support claims not to support their USB
> > wireless adapters for Win XP MCE, but AFAIK, that's because Linksys
> > hasn't fully "certified" their products for MCE. I don't believe that
> > they are are affirmitively saying that the products will not work with MCE.
> >
> > Please post back with more details. What model adapter do you have?
> > What exactly did you do? And what do you mean that "at first it worked"?
> > How did you uninstall it?
> >
> > Finally, what do you mean by "I could not find any possible way to
> > connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired connection"?
> > What did you try as a "wired connection" and what happened?
> >
> > Happy New Year.
> >
> > --
> > Lem -- MS-MVP - Networking
> >
> > To the moon and back with 64 Kbits of RAM and 512 Kbits of ROM.
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
> >

 
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      01-01-2007
I tried this time moving my entire computer into the other room, and
hardwiring it directly to the router (2WIRE Homeportal), with both ethernet
and usb cables, and the computer only recognizes is through the USB port, but
it will not actually connect with the router, even after installing it. I
have absolutely no idea how I'm going to connect it to the internet if it
will not connect through any of the ways i've tried. Any other suggestions?

"AdamC" wrote:

> I just tried again, and what I got this time, was that it wants a new driver,
> that is rt2500usb.sys I have that on the disk, but when I select it to
> install that driver, it will not install the driver. I also discovered it is
> MCE 2002, not 2005. The sticker on the front says 05, but the actual OS is
> 02, not sure if that helps, but thats as far as I have gotten so far. There
> is a rt2500usb.sys on the Ralink website, that I tried to download, but it
> would not work from there either. I'm thinking maybe a different adapter
> would be better.
>
> "AdamC" wrote:
>
> > What i did first, is I plugged it in, and it just asked me the SSID for my
> > network, and I typed it in, and then I got onto the web, and everything was
> > working. And about 10 minutes later, it says device not recognized etc...
> > like I said in the original post, so I unplugged it, ran the install disk,
> > and then it would not recognize the adapter from then on, even after multiple
> > installs/uninstalls. It is a Linksys WUSB54G wireless adapter.
> >
> > My dad is the one that told me it was a 64bit OS,but I don't know where he
> > got that from. I'm still at a loss for how to connect it. I tried again,
> > and it wants a certain driver, that is not anywhere on the disk, or on the
> > linksys site, but I found it on the Ralink site. How can I make sure its not
> > in 64bit mode, even though I don't think it is?
> >
> > "Lem" wrote:
> >
> > > AdamC wrote:
> > >
> > > > I tried to install the wireless adapter, and at first it worked, and then it
> > > > says:
> > > > restart your computer to finishinstalling the device
> > > >
> > > > I restarted, and then it says "device may not be supported by windows, we
> > > > recommend you immediately uninstall this device to prevent damage to your
> > > > system"
> > > >
> > > > I tried continuing from there, and then later uninstalled it. I tried every
> > > > way I could think of, and it just would not allow the adapter to work.
> > > >
> > > > I also did some internet research, and other users on the linksys forum
> > > > talked about installing another driver, because they said very few wireless
> > > > adapters are supported by 64bit OS's, and there was a driver on the Ralink
> > > > website they said to use, but it would not install on my computer. I'm
> > > > currently using a 2nd computer, because I could not find any possible way to
> > > > connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired connection. I
> > > > would think Media Center would have to be internet accessable, so I'm not
> > > > sure exactly what is wrong. Is there a certain adapter I need, and if so,
> > > > what do you recommend if you know of one that is compatible with Windows MC?
> > > >
> > > > "David Hettel" wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >>Can you give us more detail on just what is happening or not happening? It
> > > >>doesn't work might tell you everything, but for me it leaves me guessing.
> > > >>Windows Media Center is windows xp with some advanced networking features
> > > >>disabled. At what point does it fail, do the drivers install?
> > > >>
> > > >>--
> > > >>David Hettel
> > > >>
> > > >>Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for everyone
> > > >>to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly to me in
> > > >>E-mail or news groups.
> > > >>
> > > >>Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
> > > >>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> > > >>
> > > >>DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of any kind,
> > > >>either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability
> > > >>or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any direct,
> > > >>indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of, or
> > > >>inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post and confers
> > > >>no rights.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>"AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > >>news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > >>
> > > >>>I just bought a new Gateway PC that has Windows Media Center 2005 on it,
> > > >>>and
> > > >>>I can not get my Linksys USB Wireless Adapter to connect. It is not
> > > >>>compatible with Media Center as I have been told by their tech support, so
> > > >>>do
> > > >>>you all know of any solutions I can use to wirelessly connect to my
> > > >>>network
> > > >>>that are compatible with Media Center?
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > Adam - You do NOT have a 64 bit OS. That's probably why the 64 bit
> > > Ralink driver would not install.
> > >
> > > I have heard that Linksys tech support claims not to support their USB
> > > wireless adapters for Win XP MCE, but AFAIK, that's because Linksys
> > > hasn't fully "certified" their products for MCE. I don't believe that
> > > they are are affirmitively saying that the products will not work with MCE.
> > >
> > > Please post back with more details. What model adapter do you have?
> > > What exactly did you do? And what do you mean that "at first it worked"?
> > > How did you uninstall it?
> > >
> > > Finally, what do you mean by "I could not find any possible way to
> > > connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired connection"?
> > > What did you try as a "wired connection" and what happened?
> > >
> > > Happy New Year.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Lem -- MS-MVP - Networking
> > >
> > > To the moon and back with 64 Kbits of RAM and 512 Kbits of ROM.
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
> > >

 
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You've got the normal OS there is as I said before no 64 bit version of MCE
2005. So did you attempt to install 64 bit versions of the driver?

When you connect with Ethernet cable to the 2WIRE and go to | Start | Run |
CMD {Enter} | ipconfig /all {Enter} | what do you get? Please post it here.

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"AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news(E-Mail Removed)...
>I tried this time moving my entire computer into the other room, and
> hardwiring it directly to the router (2WIRE Homeportal), with both
> ethernet
> and usb cables, and the computer only recognizes is through the USB port,
> but
> it will not actually connect with the router, even after installing it. I
> have absolutely no idea how I'm going to connect it to the internet if it
> will not connect through any of the ways i've tried. Any other
> suggestions?
>
> "AdamC" wrote:
>
>> I just tried again, and what I got this time, was that it wants a new
>> driver,
>> that is rt2500usb.sys I have that on the disk, but when I select it to
>> install that driver, it will not install the driver. I also discovered
>> it is
>> MCE 2002, not 2005. The sticker on the front says 05, but the actual OS
>> is
>> 02, not sure if that helps, but thats as far as I have gotten so far.
>> There
>> is a rt2500usb.sys on the Ralink website, that I tried to download, but
>> it
>> would not work from there either. I'm thinking maybe a different adapter
>> would be better.
>>
>> "AdamC" wrote:
>>
>> > What i did first, is I plugged it in, and it just asked me the SSID for
>> > my
>> > network, and I typed it in, and then I got onto the web, and everything
>> > was
>> > working. And about 10 minutes later, it says device not recognized
>> > etc...
>> > like I said in the original post, so I unplugged it, ran the install
>> > disk,
>> > and then it would not recognize the adapter from then on, even after
>> > multiple
>> > installs/uninstalls. It is a Linksys WUSB54G wireless adapter.
>> >
>> > My dad is the one that told me it was a 64bit OS,but I don't know where
>> > he
>> > got that from. I'm still at a loss for how to connect it. I tried
>> > again,
>> > and it wants a certain driver, that is not anywhere on the disk, or on
>> > the
>> > linksys site, but I found it on the Ralink site. How can I make sure
>> > its not
>> > in 64bit mode, even though I don't think it is?
>> >
>> > "Lem" wrote:
>> >
>> > > AdamC wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > I tried to install the wireless adapter, and at first it worked,
>> > > > and then it
>> > > > says:
>> > > > restart your computer to finishinstalling the device
>> > > >
>> > > > I restarted, and then it says "device may not be supported by
>> > > > windows, we
>> > > > recommend you immediately uninstall this device to prevent damage
>> > > > to your
>> > > > system"
>> > > >
>> > > > I tried continuing from there, and then later uninstalled it. I
>> > > > tried every
>> > > > way I could think of, and it just would not allow the adapter to
>> > > > work.
>> > > >
>> > > > I also did some internet research, and other users on the linksys
>> > > > forum
>> > > > talked about installing another driver, because they said very few
>> > > > wireless
>> > > > adapters are supported by 64bit OS's, and there was a driver on the
>> > > > Ralink
>> > > > website they said to use, but it would not install on my computer.
>> > > > I'm
>> > > > currently using a 2nd computer, because I could not find any
>> > > > possible way to
>> > > > connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired
>> > > > connection. I
>> > > > would think Media Center would have to be internet accessable, so
>> > > > I'm not
>> > > > sure exactly what is wrong. Is there a certain adapter I need, and
>> > > > if so,
>> > > > what do you recommend if you know of one that is compatible with
>> > > > Windows MC?
>> > > >
>> > > > "David Hettel" wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >>Can you give us more detail on just what is happening or not
>> > > >>happening? It
>> > > >>doesn't work might tell you everything, but for me it leaves me
>> > > >>guessing.
>> > > >>Windows Media Center is windows xp with some advanced networking
>> > > >>features
>> > > >>disabled. At what point does it fail, do the drivers install?
>> > > >>
>> > > >>--
>> > > >>David Hettel
>> > > >>
>> > > >>Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for
>> > > >>everyone
>> > > >>to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions addressed directly
>> > > >>to me in
>> > > >>E-mail or news groups.
>> > > >>
>> > > >>Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
>> > > >>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>> > > >>
>> > > >>DISCLAIMER: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranty of
>> > > >>any kind,
>> > > >>either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy,
>> > > >>reliability
>> > > >>or content of this post. The author shall not be liable for any
>> > > >>direct,
>> > > >>indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
>> > > >>use of, or
>> > > >>inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this post
>> > > >>and confers
>> > > >>no rights.
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >>"AdamC" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> > > >>news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> > > >>
>> > > >>>I just bought a new Gateway PC that has Windows Media Center 2005
>> > > >>>on it,
>> > > >>>and
>> > > >>>I can not get my Linksys USB Wireless Adapter to connect. It is
>> > > >>>not
>> > > >>>compatible with Media Center as I have been told by their tech
>> > > >>>support, so
>> > > >>>do
>> > > >>>you all know of any solutions I can use to wirelessly connect to
>> > > >>>my
>> > > >>>network
>> > > >>>that are compatible with Media Center?
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > Adam - You do NOT have a 64 bit OS. That's probably why the 64 bit
>> > > Ralink driver would not install.
>> > >
>> > > I have heard that Linksys tech support claims not to support their
>> > > USB
>> > > wireless adapters for Win XP MCE, but AFAIK, that's because Linksys
>> > > hasn't fully "certified" their products for MCE. I don't believe
>> > > that
>> > > they are are affirmitively saying that the products will not work
>> > > with MCE.
>> > >
>> > > Please post back with more details. What model adapter do you have?
>> > > What exactly did you do? And what do you mean that "at first it
>> > > worked"?
>> > > How did you uninstall it?
>> > >
>> > > Finally, what do you mean by "I could not find any possible way to
>> > > connect it to the internet, either wireless or with a wired
>> > > connection"?
>> > > What did you try as a "wired connection" and what happened?
>> > >
>> > > Happy New Year.
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > Lem -- MS-MVP - Networking
>> > >
>> > > To the moon and back with 64 Kbits of RAM and 512 Kbits of ROM.
>> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
>> > >


 
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