Go Back   Cyber Tech Help Support Forums > Operating Systems > Windows Vista

Notices

Reply
 
Topic Tools
  #1  
Old July 14th, 2007, 01:22 PM
Andy Mc Andy Mc is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4
Problem with Device Manager/Wireless USB Adapter

I'm using a Buffalo WLI-U2-KG54-AI Wireless USB Adapter. It worked fine with 98 and XP, and I'm trying to get it to work with Vista. Buffalo's site gave me an updated installation CD (supposedly Vista-compatible), but that gets as far as 'Drivers installed, now please attach the product' and goes no further.

Now, the core problem seems to be this: Device Manager identifies the Adapter under DVD/CD-ROM drives, rather than Network Adapters. This in turn prevents it from being passed to the installation program as an Adapter, I assume. I've already tried 'Installing Legacy Hardware', but it doesn't help; it treats it as if there is no new hardware, and the Adapter is the CD-drive it always has been

If I can force it to realise it's a Network Adapter, it should work, but I don't know how to. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old July 14th, 2007, 02:03 PM
AnnMarie's Avatar
AnnMarie AnnMarie is offline
Cyber Tech Help Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
O/S: Windows Vista 32-bit
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 59,811
Hi Andy. Seems like it will be compatible when AirNavi9 (whatever that is) is released. See here.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 14th, 2007, 02:10 PM
Andy Mc Andy Mc is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4
Hiya.

As I said, the problem is with Vista incorrectly identifying the device to begin with. I'm pretty sure the 'updated installation CD' I mentioned includes AirNavigator 9, but it doesn't help if Vista treats it as something other than a Network Adapter!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old July 14th, 2007, 02:41 PM
AnnMarie's Avatar
AnnMarie AnnMarie is offline
Cyber Tech Help Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
O/S: Windows Vista 32-bit
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 59,811
Quote:
I'm pretty sure the 'updated installation CD' I mentioned includes AirNavigator 9,
In that case you should contact Buffalo Support here Andy. The information on their website shows that your WLI-U2-KG54-AI Wireless USB Adapter" on it's own "will be" compatible rather than compatible. Perhaps they have a readme or help file that you havent yet seen.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 14th, 2007, 03:02 PM
Andy Mc Andy Mc is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4
Thanks, I'll try contacting Buffalo.

I still think it's more of a Vista problem than a Buffalo problem though; XP (and 98) recognised it fine, and there's not really anything that can be done to the Adapter that will change anything.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 18th, 2007, 05:16 PM
Andy Mc Andy Mc is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4
Sorry for the bump, but has anyone got any further ideas? Again, I feel this is a Vista problem, more than a Buffalo problem. Vista is misidentifying the device from the outset, so the problem stems from there.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old July 19th, 2007, 09:49 AM
SymphonicX SymphonicX is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy Mc View Post
I'm using a Buffalo WLI-U2-KG54-AI Wireless USB Adapter. It worked fine with 98 and XP, and I'm trying to get it to work with Vista. Buffalo's site gave me an updated installation CD (supposedly Vista-compatible), but that gets as far as 'Drivers installed, now please attach the product' and goes no further.

Now, the core problem seems to be this: Device Manager identifies the Adapter under DVD/CD-ROM drives, rather than Network Adapters. This in turn prevents it from being passed to the installation program as an Adapter, I assume. I've already tried 'Installing Legacy Hardware', but it doesn't help; it treats it as if there is no new hardware, and the Adapter is the CD-drive it always has been

If I can force it to realise it's a Network Adapter, it should work, but I don't know how to. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
I actually had a similar experience on XP with my USB wireless adapter being recognised as a CD Rom even after I had installed the correct drivers - is your brand Sitecom?

Anyway I don't remember what the resolution to that was, it was caused only on one profile that I had set up on the computer, the admin profile was fine - actually thats it, I think I changed the other profile to admin and that sorted the problem....dunno if that helps.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old September 23rd, 2008, 07:39 PM
IanC2504 IanC2504 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1
same problem

I am having the same problem and am downloading air navigator 9 just now. Does that fix it or does vista still see the wireless adapter as a cd-rom? Anyone know how to fix it?
Thanks in advance for any help
[EDIT]
Just tried installing the wireless adapter with air navigator 9 but got stuck yet again at the "please attach product" screen. Is it possible to fix this through the registry?
thanks again

Last edited by IanC2504; September 23rd, 2008 at 08:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Topic Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:07 AM.