Can a Linksys WMP54GS PCI Wireless Adapter v 1.1 be installed in a Windows XP using a driver found online?March 27th, 2010 | by admin |
OK, the background story is that I was given a Linksys WMP54G_v.1.1 Wireless adapter as a gift from a friend and I got a driver for this product online on the official website of Linksys. (I am well aware that this is not a very recent model and has relatively horrible consumer reports and ratings.) Then I transferred the driver on a working flash drive onto the computer that was to have the adapter installed. I successfully installed the hardware physically into the computer, but of course it is useless without the driver. The driver from the website opened up for a split second and that was all. I tried multiple times. All other drivers on other websites specific to this device were just mirrors to the Linksys website, which as I mentioned earlier, had a faulty driver.
I became desperate and tried using later version drivers like version 4.1. They would not work for the obvious reason that they were later versions. I cannot find any drivers for this device anywhere. I do not have the original disc that came with the purchase. The adapter was given to me separately without the box. Several websites such as techspot dub this device as "crappy" and "unable to work with XP".
My friend insists that this can work with XP. I believe this model was made around 2003 or so. Anyways…the Linksys website was useless in helping me…could someone please confirm whether or not this device will work for Windows XP, and if so, where can I get a driver for it?
-Sorry for the long synopsis of my problem and thanks in advance.
YES XP was the driver that was used. Here should have the driver-
If you have the filename and cant download it- you can get in elesewhere doing a search via Filoename in google and/or yahoo.