Linksys Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Driver Download

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The Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter is a network device manufactured by Linksys. Issues like weak Wi-Fi signal, slow DNS lookup, duplicate IP addresses, slow network and excessive CPU usage can be solved by updating this driver. Visitors have downloaded this file "WUSB54GC_20051228_dr.exe" 16,288 times with an aggregate rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 79 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 6.3 MB.

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Supported Models


Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98

File Name


wusb54GC (10-Apr-2006) (2005-11-24) via .inf

Additional Notes

This is for the WUSB54GC, which is the Compact USB wireless adapter.

Uploaded By

JCRandom (DG Member) on 3-Aug-2006

Most Helpful Reviews

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
13 Feb 2009
(34 minutes after download)

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"This driver really worked. Thank you"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Tim Shubert
Tested on Windows XP
28 Jan 2016
(34 minutes after download)

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"The drivers I downloaded from the manufacturer's website didn't work. This one worked right away. It installed in less than a minute. I switched from their wireless program to Windows Zero Config - I just like the Windows program better. This was a clean install of XP Home SP3. No problem connecting to my Cisco router with passphrase."
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Tested on Windows XP
28 Feb 2016
(7 minutes after download)

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
"i want to connect it"
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
WUSB54GC_20051228/AUTORUN.INF 51 bytes 1 Mar 2002
WUSB54GC_20051228/Drivers/ 7.8 KB 6 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Drivers/rt73.inf 15.9 KB 5 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Drivers/rt73.sys 245.2 KB 24 Nov 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/IMAGE/CHANGE.WAV 4.9 KB 2 Nov 2000
WUSB54GC_20051228/IMAGE/CLICK.WAV 6.7 KB 2 Nov 2000
WUSB54GC_20051228/IMAGE/EXIT.WAV 55.8 KB 18 Jun 1998
WUSB54GC_20051228/IMAGE/SELECT.WAV 4.5 KB 2 Nov 2000
WUSB54GC_20051228/IMAGE/START.WAV 21.9 KB 2 Nov 2000
WUSB54GC_20051228/License_EN.rtf 14.6 KB 18 Oct 2004
WUSB54GC_20051228/Quick Installation/WUSB54GC Quick Installation.pdf 834.8 KB 4 Nov 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Setup.exe 2.1 MB 2 Nov 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Setup.ini 642 bytes 17 Nov 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/ 471.4 KB 15 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/ 2.4 MB 15 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/GEMWEP.DLL 110.6 KB 24 Apr 2002
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/ikernel.ex_ 346.6 KB 25 Jul 2002
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/LangSel.dll 525.3 KB 9 Sep 2004
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/layout.bin 622 bytes 15 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/ML_US_WUSB54GC.ini 37.0 KB 23 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/Ralinktek.dll 81.9 KB 15 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/Security.dll 45.1 KB 2 Sep 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/Setup.exe 56.3 KB 5 Sep 2001
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/Setup.ini 152 bytes 15 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/SetupWUSB54GC_US.dll 797.2 KB 12 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/SetupWUSB54GC_US.ini 4.5 KB 23 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/Wlan.ini 1.2 KB 23 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Utility/WUSB54GC.exe 5.2 MB 14 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/Wlan.ini 1.2 KB 23 Dec 2005
WUSB54GC_20051228/WUSB54GC Released Note.txt 858 bytes 29 Dec 2005

How to Update Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

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To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the Linksys website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

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  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

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