Question about Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter V2.0 (WPC54C)

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"WPC54G is not installed"

I just purchased a new Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter and installed it on a Dell Latitude CPx notebook running Windows 2000 Professional.

The installation from the Linksys CD goes fine, and I receive the "installation of the Wireless-G Notebook Adapter is complete" message, then I'm asked to restart the computer.

After the restart, I insert the adapter and Windows searches for, and finds, the driver. It completes the installation, but with the message, "The software for this device is now installed, but may not work correctly.  The device cannot start. (Code 10)".   Device Manager also shows, "This device cannot start. (Code 10)", as well as, "This device isn't using any resources because it has a problem."

The Power LED on the adapter does light up.  The Link LED does not.

The Configuration Utility icon does appear in the taskbar, but with the message, "WPC54G is not installed".

I have tried removing and reinserting the adapter, as well as reinstalling the driver.  I have also uninstalled the software and run the entire installation routine again.  The results are always the same.

Unfortunately, I don't have another laptop available in which to test the adapter, or another adapter to install, so I can't confirm if it's a problem with the computer or the adapter.

Thanks, in advance, for any help you can offer.

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  • Gerald Lombardi
    Gerald Lombardi Jan 08, 2008

    linksys wpc54g no power light after insertion and link

    where can i send adapter back for refund

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    This device cannot start. (Code 10) on win2k - device works fine on vista and xp so is win2k specific

  • asantacruz Oct 21, 2008

    Win2000 sp4 doesn`t recognize the drivers gave to me.

  • Krisbenray Dec 04, 2008

    I recently bought a Linksys Wireless G notebook adapter for my Toshiba Satellite (A200 series). My problem is that the adapter would not slide through the PCMIA (card bus ) slot. At least an Inch of the card is still visible. I tried pushing it a little bit but the card daoes not move. how do i fix this problem.

  • eerkilinc Mar 17, 2009

    code 10 problem.but i formated my toshiba 200 series.before formated it had been worked it is not me



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Hai rob if ur device manager says error code 10then it seems the drivers are not installed properly for the adapter, try to update drivers, go to device manager, right clich adapter and click update driver and try to update driver, in some case ur pc may require win 2000 cd to.. check for the instructions while installing it , that would surely fix your problem..

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Set your computer directly connected to the LAN  of the Router. Then you have to access the router setup by entering  in your address brouwser.  Enter the user as admin and the password admin or to be sure look at the manual. Then set the router configuration manually. You can set the DNS according to your server if it is static. Leave it automatic if it is dynamic mode. Enter also the user name and password given to you by your provider. check the diagnostic if its ok. Just follow the instruction in the display.

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  • Perfecto Ranara Nov 01, 2007

    Let me know if this work otherwise you to inform me regarding your mode of access to you provider. Weather direct connectio to the internet or you used a dial up system. Ok.


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