Cisco Small Business Wireless Adapters

Installing Wireless-N Business Adapter WPC4400N in Windows Vista

Document ID: 109300

Updated: Dec 12, 2008



How do I install WPC4400N in windows Vista?
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This article is one in a series to assist in the setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Cisco Small Business products (formerly Linksys Business Series).

Q. How do I install WPC4400N in windows Vista?


To be able to install the drivers of the WPC4400N, you will need to download its drivers for Windows Vista. Click�here�to download the drivers of the WPC4400N for Windows Vista. Double click the file and a Windows extractor will appear. Select the file the click the Extract Icon. Choose the desired folder location and select� �button.


Once you extracted the file you can run the Setup Wizard for the card.

Note: Do not connect the adapter until you are instructed to do so or the setup will not work.

Installing the Linksys Software

Step 1:
Insert the Linksys Setup Wizard CD into your CD-ROM drive.

Step 2:
To install the adapter, select Click Here to Start to begin the installation process.

Step 3:
Accept the License Agreement by clicking Next. Windows will begin copying the files onto your PC.

Step 4:
The Setup Wizard will now prompt you to install the Adapter into your PC. Locate an available CardBus slot on your notebook PC. Then, click Next.

Step 5:
The next screen to appear will be the Available Wireless Network screen. The setup will automatically search for available wireless networks. If your wireless network shows on the list, select it then click Connect. You may also click Manual Setup to configure the settings of the wireless adapter manually.

Step 6:
If your network has a router or other DHCP server, click the radio button next to Obtain network settings automatically (DHCP). If your network does not have a DHCP server, click the radio button next to Specify network settings.


Step 7:
Select the type of wireless mode then click on Next. Click the Infrastructure Mode radio button if you want to connect to a wireless router or access point. Click the Ad-Hoc Mode radio button if you want to connect to another wireless device directly without using a wireless router or access point. Enter the SSID for your network.


Step 8:
If your wireless network has wireless security, select the method of security used: WEP, WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise, RADIUS, or LEAP.


Note: If your wireless network does not have wireless security, select Enabled and then click the Next button to continue.

Step 9:
Confirm the settings you made then click Save.

Step 10:
When the Congratulations screen appears, click Connect to Network to associate the wireless PCI adapter to your wireless network and return to the Link Information screen.

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Updated: Dec 12, 2008
Document ID: 109300