Media Center Internet Issues

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?QWRhbUM=?=, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. 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?
    =?Utf-8?B?QWRhbUM=?=, Dec 31, 2006
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    David Hettel Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >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?
    David Hettel, Dec 31, 2006
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  3. 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,
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    >
    >
    >
    > "AdamC" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >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?

    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?QWRhbUM=?=, Dec 31, 2006
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    Jim Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> >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?

    >>
    >>
    Jim, Jan 1, 2007
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    David Hettel Guest

    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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    Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group for everyone
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    "Jim" <> wrote in message
    news:dgYlh.28015$...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>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" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>> >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?
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >
    David Hettel, Jan 1, 2007
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    Lem Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>
    >>>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
    Lem, Jan 1, 2007
    #6
  7. 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" <> wrote in message
    > >>news:...
    > >>
    > >>>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
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?QWRhbUM=?=, Jan 1, 2007
    #7
  8. 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" <> wrote in message
    > > >>news:...
    > > >>
    > > >>>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
    > >
    =?Utf-8?B?QWRhbUM=?=, Jan 1, 2007
    #8
  9. 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" <> wrote in message
    > > > >>news:...
    > > > >>
    > > > >>>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
    > > >
    =?Utf-8?B?QWRhbUM=?=, Jan 1, 2007
    #9
  10. =?Utf-8?B?QWRhbUM=?=

    David Hettel Guest

    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.

    --
    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,
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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" <> wrote in message
    news:D...
    >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" <> wrote in message
    >> > > >>news:...
    >> > > >>
    >> > > >>>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
    >> > >
    David Hettel, Jan 1, 2007
    #10
  11. I could not get the ethernet to recognize any signal from the 2wire router,
    so I decided to ask the gateway support, and what he said is to get the
    belkin 802.11g wireless card, and that will connect. Well, I got that today,
    and I get the same problem I had with the last one in the device manager,
    that the driver is not recognized by the computer, so it does not function.
    I installed the driver directly from the cd, so I have no idea why. If its
    had the exact same problem with two different pieces of hardware, its
    starting to make me think that the computer may have a problem.

    "David Hettel" wrote:

    > 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.
    >
    > --
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:D...
    > >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" <> wrote in message
    > >> > > >>news:...
    > >> > > >>
    > >> > > >>>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
    > >> > >

    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?QWRhbUM=?=, Jan 2, 2007
    #11
  12. =?Utf-8?B?QWRhbUM=?=

    Lem Guest

    AdamC wrote:
    > I could not get the ethernet to recognize any signal from the 2wire router,
    > so I decided to ask the gateway support, and what he said is to get the
    > belkin 802.11g wireless card, and that will connect. Well, I got that today,
    > and I get the same problem I had with the last one in the device manager,
    > that the driver is not recognized by the computer, so it does not function.
    > I installed the driver directly from the cd, so I have no idea why. If its
    > had the exact same problem with two different pieces of hardware, its
    > starting to make me think that the computer may have a problem.
    >
    > "David Hettel" wrote:
    >
    >> 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.
    >>
    >> --
    >> 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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:D...
    >>> 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,
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    >>>>>>>> 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
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    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> "AdamC" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> 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
    >>>>>>

    >>

    It appears as if you have multiple problems. If you have a System
    Restore point from before you began attempting to install the WUSB54G,
    it might be worthwhile to go back to that restore point. You will lose
    all system changes made since then, but if the only things you have been
    doing are related to trying to install wireless adapters, that's OK.

    You also should ensure that your system is malware free. See and follow
    MVP Malke's advice here:
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    From Add/Remove software, uninstall any software relating to the
    Linksys and Belkin adapters.

    In Device Manager, uninstall all failed installs and references to
    either adapter. See http://www.ezlan.net/faq#ghost If you have a
    non-USB keyboard, you might also follow the directions here to remove
    all USB drivers: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310575 (If you have a
    USB keyboard, you might end up having no input device, which would make
    life pretty difficult for you; I can't remember if that only happens if
    you remove all USB devices in safe mode or if it happens in normal mode
    as well; bottom line, if you do not have a PS/2 type keyboard, don't do it).

    Reboot.

    I assume that you have a different computer connected to the 2Wire
    Gateway, probably by USB, and that computer can successfully reach the
    Internet.

    Before attempting to install either wireless adapter in your new
    computer, connect an Ethernet cable from the 2Wire gateway to your new
    computer. Do not connect the 2Wire to the computer with a USB cable.

    Can you reach the Internet?

    If not, go to control panel, network connections. There should be an
    entry for LAN or Local Area Connection. Right click the LAN connection
    icon and select Properties. You should see something like this:
    http://screenshots.modemhelp.net/sc...rea_Connection/Properties/General/Index.shtml
    Select the entry for "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and click the
    Properties button. Make sure that the radio buttons for "Obtain an IP
    address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically" are
    selected
    (http://screenshots.modemhelp.net/sc...eral/TCPIP_Properties/General_(Auto_DNS).shtm)
    OK your way out.

    If you made any changes to the LAN Connections properties (i.e., to get
    an IP address automatically), reboot.

    If you still can not reach the Internet, open a command prompt window,
    type "ipconfig /all > c:\adamconfig.txt" (without quotes) and press enter.

    close the command prompt window, go to Start > Run and type "notepad
    c:\adamconfig.txt" (without quotes) and click the OK button. Copy and
    paste the info into your next post.

    If you HAVE been successful in connecting to the Internet with the
    Ethernet cable, now let's try to get the wireless adapter working. If
    you can't connect via Ethernet, let's not cloud the issue by attempting
    to install the adapters.

    Installing a wireless adapter.

    The following steps are to install the Linksys WUSB54G. I have read,
    however, that these adapters are somewhat unreliable, particularly if
    you have a weak signal. I don't know what Belkin 802.11g wireless card
    you may have bought, so I can't give you any suggestions about
    installing that instead of the Linksys adapter.

    Since you haven't reached this step unless you are able to connect via
    Ethernet, go to
    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...835852&pagename=Linksys/Common/VisitorWrapper
    and download the driver for your adapter. Note that Linksys has several
    different versions of the WUSB54G. Look at the bottom of your adapter
    for the version number and download the correct driver.

    DO NOT CONNECT THE USB ADAPTER TO THE COMPUTER YET.

    Install the downloaded driver and related software. Now connect the
    adapter to the computer. You should now see the green Linksys Network
    Monitor icon in your system tray (next to the clock). Right click the
    icon. Click the entry to "Use Windows XP Wireless Configuration".

    Disconnect the Ethernet cable. Reboot.

    Does the adapter find your 2Wire wireless gateway now from the "View
    available wireless networks" screen? If not, what error messages do you
    get? Is your wireless network secured (encrypted)? If so, you will
    need to configure your new computer with the appropriate encryption key.

    If you still have problems, when you post back, please include the exact
    text of any error messages you get. For example, I don't know what you
    mean by "the driver is not recognized by the computer."

    --
    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
    Lem, Jan 2, 2007
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