linksys WMP54G v4.0 wireless PCI adapter not working in WIndows 8

Just upgraded to Windows 8 Pro 64bit and now my linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter (model WMP54G v4.0) is no longer working. Worked fine in Vista and Windows 7. Though in Windows 7 I had to use this 


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


I managed to make it work for Linksys WMP54G v4.1. Hope this would be helpful.


1. Download the Ralink Wireless LAN Driver (PCI/mPCI/CB RT2500) version


2. Run the installer on your Windows 8 machine


3. From Device Manager, right click Update Driver Software


    3.1 Then select 'Browse my computer for driver software'

    3.2 Then select 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer'

    3.3 Instead of pick any item from the list now, click 'Have Disk'

    3.4 Then browse to the installation folder of the driver pack. On my machine, it was: 

            C:\Program Files (x86)\RALINK\RT6x Wireless LAN Card\Driver

    3.5 Pick 'rt2500.inf'

    3.6 Then in the new Manufacturer list, pick 'Ralink Technology, Inc.'

    3.7 In the Network Adapter list, pick '802.11b/g Wireless PC Card'


Happy Windows 8 from here :)

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Last updated December 26, 2020 Views 38,085 Applies to: