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  1. Joined : May 2015
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       19 Oct 2016 #11

    Anotheroldgit said: View Post
    I have a Linksys adapter due to be delivered tomorrow. Claims to work with Win10 straight out the box, but the web site does appear to have Win10 drivers available. Guess it's wait and see time.
    What model of adapter? It is the chipset on the adapter that is why they may not be supported anymore, not the physical adapter. Even the Linux Foundation has gotten to where they no longer support hardware that has gone EOL (End of Life). Even if you could find a driver that may work, the OS usually pukes after a while when it decides that the outdated hardware is the enemy.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2016
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    Win 10 pro
       19 Oct 2016 #12

    LINKSYS - WUSB6100M-EU USB Wireless Adapter
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  3. Joined : May 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64
       19 Oct 2016 #13

    Anotheroldgit said: View Post
    I have a Linksys adapter due to be delivered tomorrow. Claims to work with Win10 straight out the box, but the web site does appear to have Win10 drivers available. Guess it's wait and see time.
    Not a good sign if their website doesn't have a Win 10 driver. Windows 10 might install that Media Tek driver instead of the Linksys driver. If that happens and if you don't have full functionality, the have disk route might work. The below relates to the WUSB 600N adapter.

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  4. Joined : May 2015
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       19 Oct 2016 #14

    Anotheroldgit said: View Post
    LINKSYS - WUSB6100M-EU USB Wireless Adapter
    You will be fine with that. You may end up having to get a USB extension cable to allow you to place the dongle on the lid of your laptop if you start having issues. That adapter will work for you for a very long time. As long as it does not go bad.
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  5. Joined : May 2015
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       19 Oct 2016 #15

    specialkone said: View Post
    Not a good sign if their website doesn't have a Win 10 driver. Windows 10 might install that Media Tek driver instead of the Linksys driver. If that happens and if you don't have full functionality, the have disk route might work. The below relates to the WUSB 600N adapter.
    They will be fine with that adapter. Windows 10 has a driver in their database that will work. It is a newer adapter and the fact that Linksys like all companies have the drivers needed in the Microsoft database and also a part of the drivers installed on the machine in the driver folder. No need for them to go install some random driver, just because the Microsoft not a tech help site states differently.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2016
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    Win 10 pro
       20 Oct 2016 #16

    LINKSYS - WUSB6100M-EU USB Wireless Adapter was recognised when plugged in but didn't load any driver. Had to direct it to the disk supplied with the adapter and it works fine using the Qualcomm Atheros driver supplied by Linksys.

    All working fine and getting 433Mb's

    Case closed
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  7. Joined : May 2015
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       20 Oct 2016 #17

    Just set Windows in System in Control Panel to not automatically install drivers when Windows Update runs.
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