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I am trying to run a Wireless G USB adapter with the Cisco Linksys version 3 WUSB54GC with Windows 8. I have had no success.

Is there a way to do so?

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For Super User to best help you, it would be helpful to know what you have tried so far? One thing I have had success with in W8 is plugging in ethernet (if available) and trying to have Windows find a way to make it work. But that device is fairly old and may not be supported. –  nerdwaller Apr 23 '13 at 20:01
    
All you need is a Windows 8 driver for the device. If there isn't a Winodws 8 driver you can try a Windows 7 driver. If that doesn't work then the device is not compatible with Windows 8. –  Ramhound Apr 23 '13 at 20:06
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You can download the Windows 7 driver from here

Just follow the instruction and it will enable the USB adapter. Alternatively you can download the setup wizard on the same page and it will guide you through the installation

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Get the latest (unofficial) driver from here:

https://sites.google.com/site/linksysupdateddrivers/rt2870/hardware/wusb54gc-v3

and try to install this driver.

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