Wireless Adapter Driver Needed

wmp11A reader asks:

I recently purchased a new computer, and installed the wireless adapter from my old PC in it, but I haven’t been able to get it to work at all. The labelling says it’s a Linksys Wireless B WMP11 adapter. Where can I get the software to make it work?

I’m assuming you have a Windows computer. I’m surprised it didn’t just work with the Windows drivers, but your wireless device may be about 6 or 7 years old, as it was initially released around 2002.

Regardless, you can download the driver for the Linksys WMP11 Wireless-B PCI adapter here:

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support/WMP11/download

But you will need to know which “version” of the adapter card you have. The two versions are Version 4.0 (2003) and Version 2.7 (2002). This information can be found printed on the adapter card, but you might need to remove it again in order to get this information. It should be imprinted on the blue and black label you see in the picture above.

If you have version 4.0 you will see that there is a Setup Wizard which can be downloaded to help you configure the device. My link in the prior sentence will take yoy directly to the download page for it.

Linksys also provides instructions for updating the driver here:

http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=4873&lid=0858809276B23

Feel free to contact me if you run into trouble.

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