Vista vs. Linksys WMCE54AG Extender?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Bill Cohagan, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Bill Cohagan

    Bill Cohagan Guest

    Are there drivers for this Linksys/Cisco extender? Vista Ultimate is not
    finding the extender on the network. It previously worked fine with MCE 2005
    on the same PC.

    TIA,
    Bill
     
    Bill Cohagan, Dec 10, 2006
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  2. The "version 1" extenders such as yours are not compatible with the Vista
    Media Center. There will be "version 2" extenders that work with Vista. For
    now the only extender compatible with Vista is the XBox 360.

    John
     
    [email protected], Dec 10, 2006
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  3. Bill Cohagan

    Bill Cohagan Guest

    Thanks for the response. I've now got it hooked up to an Xbox and it's
    working (almost) fine. I keep getting "network issues" error boxes on the
    TV screen. I've just posted details in another message.

    Bill
     
    Bill Cohagan, Dec 17, 2006
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  4. Bill Cohagan

    Bill Cohagan Guest

    John
    Is the version1/version2 issue a hardware matter or a driver/firmware
    matter? I'm trying to decide if my Linsys is going to just become a
    paperweight.

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
    Bill Cohagan, Dec 19, 2006
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  5. Bill Cohagan

    David Wright Guest

    Unfortunately, it looks as if you will need to buy new Extenders for Vista,
    unless you happen to have a Xbox360 (which can connect to MCE2005 and
    Vista). You also have options if you have a V1 Xbox, but as far as the V1
    HP/Linksys Extender's, they are going to be useless with Vista.
     
    David Wright, Dec 19, 2006
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  6. What options do you have if you possess a V1 xBox with the Media Center
    Extender Software? I've already tried it and it fails. After entering the
    setup key in the Extender Setup on the Vista Premium, it fails to find the
    extender.

    I too own a WMCE54AG (Connects to my MCE 2005) and am very very disappointed
    to learn that it will never be supported seeing as I had bought it in winter
    2006. It is my sincerist wish that LinkSys can create another firmware update
    which can overcome this.
     
    Notanee Bourassa, Jan 31, 2007
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