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Title: Reinstalling the wireless adapter drivers on a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 computer

Article ID: 27259


If you're encountering problems with your Linksys wireless adapter, you must have installed an old or incorrect driver.  To resolve this, you can uninstall your existing driver and reinstall an updated one.  You can reinstall it by performing the following troubleshooting steps:

i.  Uninstalling the previous drivers
ii. Reinstalling the updated drivers

NOTE:  If your computer is running on Windows Vista or Windows 7, click here for instructions.  For Windows XP users, click here.

Uninstalling the previous drivers

Step 1:
On the Start Screen, right-click the lower left portion to open the shortcut list and click Device Manager.

 

Step 2:
Look for Network adapters and click on the Flagbutton to expand.  Right-click on the Linksys adapter and click Uninstall.

NOTE:  In this example, the Linksys AE3000 is used.

 

Step 3:
On the Confirm Device Uninstall window, check Delete the driver software for this device then click OK.

 

Reinstalling the updated drivers

To reinstall your wireless network adapter, use the driver downloaded from the Linksys Support Site.  For more instructions, click here.

After reinstalling the driver, restart your computer and check if the driver is properly installed through the Device Manager.

 

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