Greeting, Linksys PCI WMP300n wireless will not stay connected. Not broadcasting SSID. WEP Access (its the only type that one of my other old systems will accept. I waited till 7100 RC. Installed 64 bit version. Everything seemed to go OK.
Windows 7 installed the drivers (Broadcom Skip to. Linksys WMP300n Driver Issues. Windows update had an optional download for updated drivers for the card.
But alas, loosing the wireless connection to the network. Seems that a reboot tends to correct the issue for a few minutes, then drops back back off.
Not using any of the linksys applications, those never seems to work anyway. Had been letting windows XP 32 handle that business and doing the same now with Win7 x64. Win7 loaded the linksys wmp300n drivers on its own. I have even tried to reload the same after downloading from linksys, win7 says that it is not needed, (the same????). So now what do we do. I'm hoping not to reformat and install Win XP back on this computer. Maybe someone here can help me out.
Hey bill85226, I have the same card and HAD the same problem. This is definitely a driver issue. The only way I you can prevent this instability is to use a different driver. The default driver installed in a fresh installation of Windows 7 (in my case) is a Broadcom driver BCM4329. This driver is stable, but won't give you the the full features of the adapter. NOTE: Once you run Windows Update after a fresh installation it will try to install the Linksys WMP300N driver.
DO NOT let this happen! It was surprisingly difficult for me to find the bcm4329 driver and get it to work after installing the linksys driver, so I ended up just reinstalling the OS. Just hide that driver update. Hope this helps! WIndwos 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7100) Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Intel(R) Core(TM) Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz (will overclock someday:) ) 4 GB RAM Linksys PCI WMP300N (Model 1). I had the same issue until I read this thread tonight. A simple solution I found was to uninstall the Linksys WMP300N driver entirely.
Make sure you check the 'Delete the driver software for this device' box. Your device should uninstall and after a few minutes revert back to the initial driver that came with Windows 7, 'Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter'. Using this driver the device no longer looses the connection to the internet, even when downloading large files, which I also found to be a trigger. Just make sure you do not heck to install the optional linksys WMP300N driver and you should be fine for now.
Hey bill85226, I have the same card and HAD the same problem. This is definitely a driver issue. The only way I you can prevent this instability is to use a different driver. The default driver installed in a fresh installation of Windows 7 (in my case) is a Broadcom driver BCM4329.