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

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Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G... Problem:

The problem with my network card is that nothing shows up...Now I understand computers pretty well and I have tried most of what you asked me to try.
Here is the deal when I click start and go to "connect to" all that shows up is "Show all connections" My wireless network is GONE. I don't know how, but it's gone. I cannot edit any settings because it is non-existent. I have tried countless times to uninstall and install it(yes, I have done it correctly).
If you know of anything else I could try, let me know, but everything you mentioned does not apply to me.
-My Virus software and firewall has nothing to do with why my network card is not working.
-Also, mozilla firefox would not work any better than the internet browsers that I am currently using. I am not having problems with my internet browser. Let me remind you, I am having problems with my wireless network card.

-I appreciate your input on this matter, and if you have any other information that may be of use to me please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for trying in the first place though.

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  • J Aug 14, 2008

    I have a Desktop...not a Laptop. Thanks again for the input...but there is nothing wrong with my windows program. My device is loaded and connected properly. I have already tried different slots and it does the same thing.

    When I boot up my computer, it tries to install a Token Ring Network Controller...but cannot find the correct driver for installation. Even when I give it the location for the correct driver it says that the driver does not contain the proper information for the device.

    I have called Linksys numerous times and have stumped all of the technical support guys I have spoken with, so good luck. If you think of anything else, let me know. I'll give as much information about it as I possibly can.



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Thanks for feedback.

Okay let's go back to the beginning, I need you to unplug the device first. Restart the computer. Plug the wireless card into another slot. See if the computer installs the device. Sounds like the device is not loaded in correctly.

To check to see your device has loaded go to the control panel.
Double click on system, if you cannot see system icon click on Switch to Classic View then select system. Select the hardware tab. Click on Device manager. Double Click on Network Adapters. Under that you will now see at least 2 devices. The on board ethernet card and the other the wireless network. If there is a device then your done and you can close off and run your CD for the linksys. If you still don't have the card installed, you should see if it works on someone elses laptop before you give up. If it doesn't then it's faulty, but if it does then you will need to reinstall your windows program as it's not functioning properly for you pcmia card.

*NEWS FLASH. I just had a thought, windows drivers for your pcmia or what it's called needs drivers in order to operate correctly. You will need to go online and search for your laptop drivers. Look for your laptop company like or and so on. Let me know if you have any luck! Will help others if this is the error!

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

  • Igor Ceke Aug 14, 2008

    Have you tried to download all new drivers for the device? Or is there an installation file which will install itself?
    Here is a link to download driver, on the page scroll down to the Box Download and click on it. It's 18.1megs. See how you go, no harm in trying it! Let me know if it works!

  • Igor Ceke Aug 14, 2008

    Note: When you click on Download Now, it will send you to another page and there click on the link below the work DOWN1.



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