stupid windows 7 and its..'enhanced compatibility'
Hello, I'm new to this forum and I had a question about this exact problem.
I have the windows 7 64 bit and WMP54g version 4.1.
Whenever I first install the ralink driver it seem to work fine but then only after working for 1 day or so, everytime I boot up my computer it crashes in 2-3 minutes. I thought it was being caused by other programs but it doesn't seem likely. So I just reinstalled WMP54g drive and the computer doesn't crash, but there is a lag spike. So I have to reinstall ralink and this cycle keeps on going. Does anyone else have this problem? or should I just get another wireless card
The Windows Update-provided Windows 7 driver for the Linksys WMP54G WLAN adapter is bad. It will increase your latency and cause outrageous packet loss.
If you're looking to fix the Linksys wmp54g Windows 7 driver issue, you must download the Windows Vista 32/64-bit driver for the Ralink RT256x & RT266x Series WLAN chipsets, which I have attached at the end of this post.
The WMP54G 4.1 will not inherently recognize these drivers as compatible, so you must force the card to install the Ralink RT61 WLAN Card V2 drivers. Please see the attached image to see the driver installation procedure.