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Can't install a driver

I have problem installing a driver for ASUS WL-167g WiFi USB on my computer. It always ends like this: "...ASWLSVC failed...system error: code 5...Access Denied". I've tried different drivers and also different OS (XP & VISTA 32bit). I've even flashed a BIOS. But when I try to install it on my brother's computer, it works fine. The driver is installed without problem.
My PC: MB >>> ASUS M2R32-MVP socket AM2 AMD 580X
CPU >>> AMD Athlon X2 4000+
GPU >>> ATI HD 2600XT
RAM >>> 2x1GB Patriot 667MHz
Brother's PC: MB >>> GIGABYTE K8Triton socket 939 nForce4
CPU >>> AMD Athlon 3000+
GPU >>> nVidia 6600GT
RAM >>> 2x512MB Kingston 400MHz
I hope someone will have an idea, what to do...
Thank you

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  • mauretanec Apr 04, 2008

    The problem was in FW (Agnitum Outpost 2008). I've tried turning it of, but still it didn't work, because FW was running in the background. But when I uninstalled it, wifi USB driver was installed automatically without problem. So now I know I have to configure my FW right. Thank you anyway



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I've lost my driver cd for my asus wl -167g, can i download it for free?

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If you are getting access denied, try using an administrator account, or make sure that your account is an administrator and has full power over your computer.

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