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Wusb300n on hp pavillion desktop vista home

Everytime i insert the usb adapter it wont let me boot the system. however, if i unplug it, system boots normally. i suspect some tweaking/setting on bios setup. what do you think?

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Re: wusb300n on hp pavillion desktop vista home

I ripped a CD and am trying to burn it, but the drive keeps ejecting my CD as unacceptable. What do you suggest? I am inserting a Maxell CD-R Music disc.

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Re: wusb300n on hp pavillion desktop vista home

What type of PC is it, what type OS? Are you formillar with accessing your BIOS?

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When my wusb300n is plugged in to my computer it makes my computer take up to 5 or 6 min to boot. It will sit on the screen where you can go in to setup forever. If I unplug my adapter it immediatly boots....

the reason it does that is because your pc is attempting to boot from usb there is a way to solve that issue without having to disconnect the wusb and here is how...restart your pc as soon as it comes on enter the bios setup by pressing the button it tells you to usally esc or f1 f2 or 10 once you enter the bios setup search for the boot section and disable boot from usb or move it down on the order which should be set to number 1 cd/dvd number 2 hard disk and so on.. then after you have completed this save and exit it then should reboot and have no problems with the wusb

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Hi Steve,

I got a link here from Microsoft regarding on problem.

I copy and paste the link here:


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Try booting up in safe mode with it plugged in... Access your system Device Manager by right clicking on "my Computer" and choosing properties. You should see a tab or section labeled device manager. This is dependent on your operating system. You should see the device showing up in the device manager with a yellow warning mark on it. Simply right click on the icon and choose to delete or uninstall it. then boot back up in regular mode with the device UNPLUGGED. attempt to reinstall as directed by the instructions.

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Power off the computer.
Power on the system and as soon as you see the Dell logo please tap the F2 button 3 - 4 times.
You'll reach the system setup screen. Look for an option for BOOT. Disabled Boot form network and BOOT from USB. Save and exit from the system setup. This should do the trick.

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Wireless adapter has suddenly stopped working.

First unplug your adapter and boot your computer. It wouldn;t hurt to reboot it once as well. This should clear out any settings. When it has fully booted up only then insert the adapter into a different usb port. If it recognizes it and works it can indicate a usb problem.

If it finds it but doesn't connect a adapter problem. You can uninstall it and reinstall the drivers and it might work. If not replace. If it does nothing then its died on you and your adapter needs to be replaced.

Most adapters and home network units (wifi routers etc) only last for 1-2 years before they act up or die on you. Very annoying and can be expensive. I have a stack of wifi routers where the wifi isn;t reliable but the rest works. And a drawer full of various wifi adapter that are detected but not connected and a few just plain dead ones. All of them seem to fail at about the same time after purchase.

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When I installed my Linksys WUSB54GSC Adapter my computer will not boot up. I have Windows Vista. The computer is new.

Disconnect the usb adapter and see if your computer still boots up. If it does, try connecting the adapter on another usb port and see what happens. If your PC will still not boot up using another usb port, try the adapter on a 2nd computer. If 2nd PC fails to boot up when the adapter is plugged in, most likely the adapter is faulty.

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I have a Belkin wireless G Router and have just purchased a Linksys Wireless-N USB Adaptor WUSB300N. Currently my new desktop fails to recognise the Belkin Router with or without the adaptor. Does the...

Connection and signal strength depends upon the router. Just go through the settings on the wireless router, try changing the wireless channels.And also change the wireless mode on the router to 802.11g.This should be the compatible mode for your wireless adapter. to do this first connect the router with the help of an ethernet cable .Please follow the below steps:
1)Using your Internet browser, you can access the Router’s Web-Based
Advanced User Interface. In your browser, type “” (you do
not need to type in anything else such as “http://” or “www”). Then
press the “Enter” key.
You will see the Router’s home page in your browser window. The
home page is visible to any user who wants to see it. To make any
changes to the Router’s settings, you have to log in. Clicking the
“Login” button or clicking on any one of the links on the home page
will take you to the login screen. The Router ships with no password
entered. In the login screen, leave the password blank and click the
“Submit” button to log in.
Clicking on the header of the “Wireless” tab will take you to the
“Wireless” header page. From this page, the Router’s wireless radio
can be enabled or disabled (the default setting is enabled). Under the
“Wireless” tab, there are links that allow you to make changes to the
wireless network settings.
Your Router can operate in three different wireless modes:
“g and b”, “g only”, and “b only”.
Change the wireless channel to 9 or 11
Click on save changes once you have done this
This should work,if it doesnt work let us know the exact problem in detail.

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I have linksys wusb300n..i want driver is work in xp but is not works in vista

Hi, if you go to then in the 'Select your version' dropdown box, choose version 1.0 > you will then be shown the vista driver download.

To install it you have to go to computer manager (right click 'Computer' - choose Manage), then click on Device Manager. Locate the Linksys WUSB300n adapter in Networkadapters, Right Click it and select "Update Driver Software, then choose "Browse my Computer.....", then choose "Let me Pick from a list......" browse to the location of the driver you just downloaded and extracted, it will say its not vista certified, but if u want to try it, you'll have to accept that*......!!

I found it then works best when the wireless access point is on channel 11.

If you still have problems, i have found that using the driver that windows update finds, along with setting my wireless access point to band: 20mhz (instead of auto or 40mhz) allows my WUSB300N to work - albeit at at only upto 150mbps.

*A Final word of warning however, I am running Media Centre on the Vista machine, and i have a LInksys Media Centre Extender, i found when using the Vista Driver from the Linksys website, whenever i connected the Media Centre extender to the Vista PC, it crashed the Vista PC. :-(

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here is a link to a full layout on how to do wireless with Linux and HP. Good luck on your project:

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first, I suggest trying a different USB port. remove the adapter and the icon should disappear, so if the usb port is loose or broken that may be why its acting like that. Plug it into a different port and try it. You may have to reinstall the driver for the next usb port depending on your system

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