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Called my cable service, they said they couldn't get out until Monday (busy time of year with all the new computers, etc.) and I should call MS and have them show me how to get back the old version of the wireless adaptor.
MS tech insisted it was my A/V or firewall not the windows update and insisted that I uninstall them. He also insisted I could get them back later by setting a restore point and then restoring - shoulda known - it didn't work. So, now I am without internet access, except for dial up, and I have no A/V or firewall.
After 4 hours on the phone with this tech doing ipconfig, ipconfig /release, and ipconfig /renew all with the same results showing no contact with DHCP server, I gave up trying to reason with him and said I would calol my cable provider back.
Does anyone know where I can go to get the version prior to v2.8 of Cicco Linksys LLC Networking Linksys Wirlesee-B USB Network Adaptor and, if so, how I go about putting it back right.
BTW, the tech finally agreed it was the update that caused the problem but couldn't offer a soloution.
No bashing of MS necessary, I'm already doing that ;)!**%$#@##@!**#%
The tech's idea of using a restore point was a good one. Depending on how many resources you have allocated for your drive's restore point there may be several available on your system. Check to see whether you have any older restore points available.
Follow these instructions
* Click on 'start.
* Choose 'Run'.
* In the run box, type: devmgmt.msc
* Click 'OK' (this will bring up the device manager)
* expand 'network adapters'
* find your cisco network adapter in the list.
* double click on it to bring up the properties.
* Click on the 'Drivers' tab.
* Click the 'Roll Back Driver' button.
This should revert to the previous drivers.
Hope that helps!
Prolific - thanks, but the cable guy had me try the roll back but there wasn't anything there - that's aaarrrggghhh #3.
Anyplace I can go to download the old one and anyway to know what the old one was or what I can use so I don't have to wait until next Monday?
This is one of those truly awful days when I desperately needed the seven hours that I've now wasted on this. Should have titled this thread "Oh, woe is me".
With some digging, here is the v2.6 driver:
(this is if you have the WUSB11 card)
Also even older drivers v2.5 here:
hope this helps!
Thankfully since I use mailwasher I can at least see my current mail without worring about virus', but I can't answer it unless I use an old email address at the back-up ISP since they don't allow relaying. aaarrrggghhh #4
There is nothing else on this little blue and black plastic thingy with a blue plaxtic antenna :)
I went to the linksys ftp site and found WUSB11v28_06282004.zip and wusb11_v28_dr.zip. As soon as this sloooow connection finishes the downloads I'll call the cable guys, hopefully they can help on the phone instead of waiting til Monday.
I've been on cable so long now I forgot how really slow dial-up is
Finally found someone at my cable company who listened to my tail of woe and it took him under 5 minutes to discover that the Windows update evidently overwrote the network key! The driver was still there it just couldn't connect without the network key.
Fortunately I knew what that was and where I put it :) so I am back online. Still without A/V or firewall but I will take this "opportunity? " to get something other than NIS.
Everyone - be careful with Windows updates of drivers. Their forum is full of wailing and woeing about loss of wireless connections.
Thanks for your help bill and Prolific! Even though you couldn't solve my problem it was sooo helpful to know someone was out there that understood.
Long live WebmasterWorld :)