Linksys® Wireless USB Adapter
Linksys wireless USB adapters are devices which are used as hubs for connecting different computers in a network. This type of device is used for compact connectivity in home and office. Linksys products are manufactured by the leading brand Cisco. Linksys wireless USB adapter is very easy to install and set up. You need to have a basic idea about the system requirements, operating system used in your computer, etc before choosing a wireless USB adapter. The adapter package consists of a driver disk which is to be installed on the computer for the better working of this device. If the driver disk is lost, we can download the latest version of he driver from the Linksys website. Connect the USB adapter to your computer using a USB cable after connecting the USB cable power on the device. Sometimes, adapter may be directly detected by the computer and starts automatic installation of the driver. If it is not started automatically you can manually install using the driver disk or using the downloaded file. On completing the installation, adjust the antenna of the adapter and start connecting using the network adapter.
- Adapter not connecting
- Troubleshooting steps
- How to work with Linux
Adapter not connecting
Sometimes the adapter may not be detected by the computer. The fastest way is to reinstall or upgrade the driver for the adapter used. If a new purchased adapter is not detecting, you must check the package for system requirements. If the operating system is not compatible with that type of adapter it will not detect it. So, choose the appropriate adapter that supports your operating system and hardware components.
Most of the common issues can be resolved by performing simple troubleshooting steps. In case of any issue, just remove the adapter from he USB port of the computer. Then reinstall the software from control panel and click on 'Add or Remove Programs'. After that insert the river disk in to the optical drive and connect the adapter to your computer. Wait until the operating system launches automatic installation engine. Click on 'Next' to install the driver for the wireless adapter. After completing the installation you can surf the web as usual.
Linksys Wireless adapter can also be used in Linux operating system. For the working of wireless adapter in this operating system, you have to first download the latest version of “Ndiswrapper” on your computer. After that download the driver for the adapter you are using from the Linksys driver download site. Install the software by performing the on screen instruction by running the downloaded file. On completing the installation, restart Linux computer to finalize the installation. Plug the adapter to USB port and start using Internet.
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