Installing the Linksys WUSB54G Wireless Adapter In Windows 7 64-Bit

This past weekend, it was time for me to upgrade to a new computer system. Reluctantly, I decided to install 64-bit Windows 7 on the machine. I have already had several encounters of incompatibilities. I can’t get many legacy video games to install properly. I expected this incompatibilities like this, but I didn’t expect common hardware to be incompatible. The Linksys WUSB54G Wireless Adapter is still available for sale in many stores. The box only says it’s compatible with Windows Vista, but Cisco/Linksys  has obviously supported the thousands who have bought this hardware and upgraded to Windows 7, right?

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Well, you would be wrong. Neither Microsoft nor Cisco have provided any support or drivers whatsoever for the WUSB54G card afterover a year of Windows 7 being on the market. Luckily there are people out there who step up and help out the community. Bilal Jaffery has provided community drivers for version 4 of the WUSB54G hardware on the 64-bit version of Windows 7. To check to see if you have the proper hardware, you can flip the device over and check above the serial number.

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If you have version 3 or below, I don’t believe there is a solution as I have looked everywhere for one. Luckily I had a version 4 card and these drivers have worked very well. Thanks to Bilal for doing something Cisco should’ve done months ago.