Methods of setting a driver for Linksys® AE1000 USB adapter
Today, wireless networks are common. If you have more than one computer at home or in office, you can set-up a wireless network and easily share data and other system resources with all other users on the network. Wireless routers are set up on the network through which every computer and wireless devices in the network communicates with each other. Each computers on the network should be equipped with a wireless network card to be a part of the network. If you do not have an in-built wireless network card, connecting a Linksys AE1000 USB adapter is the easiest way to make your computer capable of being a part of the wireless network. You just need to connect the Linksys AE1000 USB adapter to the USB port of your computer, install the driver program for the adapter and your computer is ready to communicate with the wireless router. Driver program introduces Linksys AE1000 USB adapter to the operating system and the operating system communicates with the adapter with the help of the driver program.
- Tips to download drivers
- Driver installation
- Configuring Linksys AE1000 USB adapter
Tips to download drivers
Linksys AE1000 USB adapter is shipped with the driver program for almost all Windows operating systems (OS). However, in some cases such as computer does not have a CD drive, if you lost the CD, or if it was not working; you have to download the driver for Linksys AE1000 USB adapter from the Internet. You can connect to the Internet and visit the Linksys website to download the driver.
Either you can insert the driver installation disc, wait for the CD to play automatically and start the installation, or you can double-click on the downloaded installation file and press 'Run' to begin the installation. The installation wizard will guide you through the installation process. You just need to follow the onscreen instructions and complete the installation. After a successful installation, you will find Linksys AE1000 USB adapter under 'Network Adapters' in the Device Manager.
Once driver installation is completed, then configure Linksys AE1000 USB adapter and set-up the network. You can go to Device Manager, right-click on the USB adapter and press 'Properties'. The Properties screen allows you to make changes to the adapter settings. Options on the 'Properties' screen will differ based on the operating system. In normal cases, you do not have to change any settings on this page. You can go to 'Control Panel', 'Network' and then access 'Network Properties' to change network settings.
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