Certified for Windows Vista my a..

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Bionk, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Bionk

    Bionk Guest

    Hi there,

    I came home from the store today having bought a USB network adapter from
    Linksys (WUSB300N).
    I had specificly looked for the "Certified for Windows Vista" to ensure that
    I wouldn't find myself... writing here at least.

    Now. The installation of the product worked fine and I found the network to
    be ok to begin with. The fact was that it wasn't and after a while it shut
    down completely.
    I could reach the network if I kept reconnecting.
    Now I went for Linksys homepage and their online support.
    The techie at Linksys was incredible sorry for the inconvenience but there
    are no drivers for Windows Vista _64-bit_!

    My question is.
    How come Linksys/Cisco can print your "Certified for Windows Vista" and your
    logo on a product that doesn't provide drivers for the operating system?
    (Live update doesn't find any new drivers either)

    "... That's because only Certified for Windows Vista software and devices
    have undergone Microsoft compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better
    performance and enhanced security"

    Is that really what's going on or are you trying to sell Vista compability
    on a sticker?
    Bionk, Dec 22, 2007
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  2. Bionk

    Barb Bowman Guest

    uninstall whatever software you installed from Linksys. go into
    device manager and delete the USB NIC. right click, and make sure to
    let it remove drivers. shut down the machine.

    turn it back on with the USB adapter attached and with a WIRED
    connection to the Internet. Use Windows Update to search for a
    driver if it does not get pulled down automatically.


    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Barb Bowman, Dec 23, 2007
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  3. Bionk

    Nigel s Guest

    Welcome to the world of Vista x64, its incredable that so many vendors claim
    to be Vista compatable, it should say Vista x86 compatable.

    I have an Epson scanner, a mobile phone and various software apps all
    proporting to be Vista compatable, and yes, they are, for Vista x86.

    Most of the x64 drivers that I am using now have only appeared in the last 6
    months, I bought a Vista certified motherboard with a specific x64 AM2
    processor socket, it came without x64 drivers and the bios had to be flashed
    to accept 64 bit processors. The vendors are just not interested in spending
    time and money supporting x64 and won't until they have to, give it another
    4-5 years or until the next new range/generation of their products come out.

    I have been running Vista x64 since beta 2 and have learnt to live with the
    argro, thankfully I have more than one machine, so any serious work can be
    done on XP.

    The release of Vista was a license to print money for most vendors so there
    was no incentive to support existing technology let alone future strains of

    Oh, XP x64 is no better, still very quirky.
    Nigel s, Dec 23, 2007
  4. Bionk

    Bionk Guest

    There are no drivers from Linksys. Vista provides one when you attach the
    network apdapter.
    No updated driver available.
    Even if this way of installing the harware would make it work it's far from
    the nice statements what a certified product should be, accourding to MS.

    The product is now returned. The vendor manager was upset. One of his
    collegues knew about the problem as well.

    I can live with the lack of support for some hardware. I run different
    operating systems/applications/hardware and I always need to ensure myself of
    compatibility when buying new hardware.

    However, Microsoft certifies certain hardware to be compatible with their OS
    and brags about them testing these products to let users now that this is
    what you should get.
    MS should revoke the ceritficate until the product functions as intended.
    This product has been out in stores for some time.

    And please don't turn this into a "Vista is crap"-thread because it isn't.
    I have good hardware and therefore great performance.
    I don't ever want to install XP again.

    //Owner of a D-Link DWA-140
    Bionk, Dec 24, 2007
  5. Bionk

    Barb Bowman Guest

    http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/Pr...B300N Wireless-N USB Network Adapter&oid=3029

    indicated that the driver was on WU.

    second, since you returned it, no further trouble shooting is

    glad you found a better/different NIC


    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Barb Bowman, Dec 24, 2007
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