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I just bought a Linksys ae1200 wireless-n USB adapter, but

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I just bought a Linksys ae1200 wireless-n USB adapter, but I have an acer Aspire one that doesn't have a disc drive. I need to install the driver of the linksys.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Aitizaz replied 3 years ago.

Aitizaz :

Hello and welcome to just answer

Aitizaz :

do you have any other computer with a disk drive?

Customer :

no

Aitizaz :

you can transfer the contents of the disk by the two methods

Customer :

tell me how

Customer :

i thought I could download the information from the web

Aitizaz :

1. By using any other computer. Insert the disk in that computer, right click disk drive letter and select OPEN. Selecting all the contents by pressing Ctrl + A and then copying all of them with Ctrl + C

Customer :

I don't have another computer

Aitizaz :

insert a Flash USB drive in that comnputer and transfer the contents to it. insert the USB flash to your computer and run the setup

Aitizaz :

2. use a USB Disk Drive. connect the USB Disk drive to your acer netbook and install the drivers

Aitizaz :

the third option is to download the drivers

Customer :

Fine, but I still do't have another comuter

Aitizaz :

then you have the 2nd and third option

Aitizaz :

let me see if we can download the drivers

Aitizaz :

?

Aitizaz :

do you have windows xp

Customer :

yes

Aitizaz :

please go to this link and at the bottom, you will see a small table a

Aitizaz :

and a download link in the right most corner

Aitizaz :

DO NOT PRESS THE LARGE DOWNLOAD button

Aitizaz :

i.e. the one in green

Customer :

I've got this gian ad over mostof the page.

Customer :

Driver name Linksys ae1200 is that what I should click?

Aitizaz :

when you click the "download" link in the right bottom corner, you will again get the same page but this time, there will be a download link with an image and download written over it

Aitizaz :

click that

Aitizaz :

click this link please to download the file

Customer :

oem5 is what downloaded what next?

Aitizaz :

insert the USB adapter and see if it asks you for the drivers

Customer :

the hardward was not installed because it couldn't find the necessary software

Aitizaz :

ok

Aitizaz :

give me a minute please

Aitizaz :

please go to the above quoted link

Aitizaz :

then click the DOWNLOAD tab

Aitizaz :

DOWNLOAD*

Aitizaz :

DOWNLOADS*

Aitizaz :

got it?

Aitizaz :

then click the DROP DOWN and select Version 1.8

Aitizaz :

sorry, 1.0

Customer :

Not really Do I select the hard drive or version 1

Aitizaz :

select version 1

Aitizaz :

this will enlist all the drivers for windows xp, vista and 7

Customer :

and license agreement?

Aitizaz :

download the drivers for windows xp by clicking the DOWNLOAD link

Customer :

should the gizmo be plugged in?

Aitizaz :

once the drivers are download, plug in the usb and install the drivers then ( from the downloaded file)

Customer :

I have a file XP

Aitizaz :

ok

Aitizaz :

is it a zip file?

Customer :

It has 9 files in that XP folder, I should plug the things in a pray?

Customer :

No it is a folder

Aitizaz :

yes plug in the USB and run the SETUP ( or similar) file

Customer :

Cannot install because of it can't find software

Aitizaz :

software needs to be installed

Aitizaz :

can you tell me the name of the files in the folder?

Customer :

Do I need to open all the files in the folder.

Aitizaz :

no

Aitizaz :

give me a minute

Aitizaz :

when you plug in the USB, do you get a box asking you to install the drivers from a specific location etc.?

Aitizaz :

please UNPLUG the USB, right click MY COMPUTER and select PROPERTIES

Customer :

yes it asked me to put in the disc it recommends letting it install automatically, there is another option Install from a list of specific locations

Aitizaz :

please select INSTALL FROM A LIST OF SPECIFIC LOCATIONS and press next

Aitizaz :

ignore my second last message

Aitizaz :

tell me when you have selected install from a list of specific locations

Customer :

That's good because there is no specific location

Aitizaz :

now what is the next screen?

Aitizaz :

do you see any BROWSE button?

Customer :

There isn't a specific location to click

Aitizaz :

unplug the USB and re-insert it. tell me the options one by one and we will move forward then

Customer :

install from disc or install from a list of a specific location

Customer :

Oops at list or of specific location

Customer :

no of

Aitizaz :

select Install from a list of specific locations

Aitizaz :

and then press the next button

Customer :

There was no list of specific location list whne I right clicked My Computer

Aitizaz :

now need to BROWSE to the folder of XP which you have downloaded

Customer :

Where do I brouse. It is on the tool bar at the bottom

Aitizaz :

please close this windows here

Aitizaz :

follow me now

Aitizaz :

1. click MY COMPUTER and select PROPERTIES

Aitizaz :

2. Click the HARDWARE tab and then click DEVICE MANAGER button

Customer :

done

Aitizaz :

3. now plug in the USB and see what new item is added to the list ( it should contain a yellow mark or similar). right click it and select INSTALL DRIVER ( or similar). Now browse to the XP folder which you have downloaded to install the driver

Customer :

Update, uninstall, disable, can for hardward changes

Aitizaz :

select UPDATE

Customer :

Do I hit install or advanced

Aitizaz :

now select "install for a list or specific location"

Aitizaz :

hit Install

Customer :

Cannot install because it can find software

Customer :

cannot\

Aitizaz :

ok

Aitizaz :

i am grateful to you for your patience

Aitizaz :

we should re try the previous method

Customer :

Yours too

Aitizaz :

please close these windows

Aitizaz :

unplug the usb and re-plug it

Customer :

Should I uninstall and reinstall

Aitizaz :

from the appearing window, select install for a list or specific location

Aitizaz :

unplug the usb, re-plug it and you will get the same windows on which we were working previously

Aitizaz :

select "install for a list or specific location" and press the NEXT button

Customer :

Boy that give me lots of options

Aitizaz :

what are those?

Customer :

D:\MFL_PRO (D)\driver\win2kxp\usa and others

Customer :

Brouse, too

Aitizaz :

click the BROWSE button and go to the location where you have download the XP folder

Aitizaz :

downloaded*

Customer :

I unmarked the exterior drive

Aitizaz :

right

Customer :

said it was not corretly installed and to reinstall, I'm doing that now

Aitizaz :

ok

Customer :

Same error message

Aitizaz :

then i will advice you to bring a USB Disk Drive and install the drivers from the disk you have. i think that is the best option with you

Aitizaz :

you can borrow the USB disk drive from a friend or a relative

Aitizaz :

or if you can buy, it will be an asset for you if you continue to use a netbook

Customer :

Do I still have to pay for this - your time?

Aitizaz :

that is up to you. there is not obligation as such. if you consider this worth a try, you can pay, otherwise you can just leave the conversation here.

Aitizaz :

no obligation*

Customer :

I already gave them my credit card number

Aitizaz :

that amount will only be transfered to my account if you press Accept button

Aitizaz :

Thank you very much for coming to just answer

Aitizaz :

have a nice day

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