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lukeatkin50
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-06-2013

Windows 8 and Virgin Media Superhub issue!

So recently i had upgraded one of my computers to Windows 8 from Windows 7 clean install ( formatted before install etc.), and after installing the drivers for my wireless adapter i can no longer see my router in the WiFi list which is a Superhub router by Virgin Media. The weird thing is that the wireless adapter is working perfectly as i can see all the other routers in my neighborhood, and the router is working perfectly as i could connect to it when i was running Windows 7, and my iPhone etc. can still connect to it. I have tried to manually connect to the router by entering the information manually and telling Windows 8 to "connect even if the network is not broadcasting" but still no joy of connecting.

 
I do not understand that when installing Windows 8 that my computer no longer wants to communicate with my Router even when i try manually connecting it, but somehow manages to see all the other routers nearby which are further away.
 
PS. My Wireless adapter is a Linksys WUSB54G - http://support.linksys.com/en-eu/support/adapters/WUSB54GS
 
All help will be thanked in advance!
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gary_dexter
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Registered: ‎25-07-2011

Re: Windows 8 and Virgin Media Superhub issue!

Did you download and install the drivers manually or did Windows Update find them itself?

 

Make sure you are not set to 5Ghz mode on your SH

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griffin
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Registered: ‎17-10-2010

Re: Windows 8 and Virgin Media Superhub issue!

I would also check thatthe greenfield mode is disabled on the hub.

What wireless encryption are you using to connect  to the hub?

You could try setting the wireless mode of the hub to 54Mbps as you are using a wireless G adapter.

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VMCopperUser
Posts: 2,970
Registered: ‎01-02-2011

Re: Windows 8 and Virgin Media Superhub issue!

Is yours the WUSB54G or WUSB54GS, and what version is it?

 

http://support.linksys.com/en-eu/support/adapters/WUSB54G is the 54G version.

 

I hate to say things like this, but it's 10 years old and the drivers are not up to date, perhaps a replacement should be considered?..  Hopefully you just downloaded the wrong drivers... The ones for a 54gs instead of 54g... and when you replace them then it might work..

 

http://www.technipages.com/linksys-wusb54g-drivers-for-windows-8-64-bit.html has made his own driver, but use those at your own risk.

 

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lukeatkin50
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Registered: ‎01-06-2013

Re: Windows 8 and Virgin Media Superhub issue!

Sorry for the late reply!

 

I will probably give up with this wireless adapter as "

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