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Sudden low signal strength fell from 54mbps to 12 mbps. Have rebooted router and computer several tomes with no success. Both of our other computers are registering 54 mbps consistantly. Problem started 2 days agor and is continuing. Any suggestions? Thanks, Jay

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Update the driver of it.

Step 1:
To go to the Linksys download page, click here. Verify the model and version number of your Linksys product. For instructions, click the link Where's my model number.
Step 2:
After obtaining the model number of the Linksys product, enter the model number in the Start Here field, then click the Sudden low signal strength fell from 54mbps to 12 - kb4873-002_en.png button.

Step 3:
Look for Select Hardware Version and select the version of the Linksys product from the drop-down menu.

Step 4:
Click Download to download the latest driver file.

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NOTE: If you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Internet Explorer, you may see a Pop-up blocked message in your browser Information Bar. If so, click the bar and select Temporarily Allow Pop-ups then click Download again.

Step 5:
Click Save when the File Download dialog box appears. In the Save As dialog box, choose a location for the file like the Desktop and click Save. When the download is complete, click Close, if prompted.

Step 6:
Double-click the .zip file and extract its contents to a single folder or to the Desktop. After downloading the drivers then update the drivers. For instructions, follow the steps below.


HOW TO UPDATE DRIVER?

Windows XP

Step 1:
Right-click My Computer then click Properties.

Step 2:
Click the Hardware tab then click Device Manager.

Step 3:
Click Network adapters. A list of network adapters will appear. Right-click Linksys Wireless-B PCI Adapter then click Update Driver.

Step 4:
The Hardware Update Wizard window will immediately appear. Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) then click Next.

Step 5:
Click Search for the best driver in these locations. Check Include this location in the search then Browse.

Step 6:
Browse to the location where the driver files were extracted and click the folder. When the folder is selected, click OK.

Step 7:
Click Next to update the drivers of your Linksys Wireless-B PCI network adapter.

Step 8:
Click Finish.
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Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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