You see only four available wireless network connections when you use a USB-based wireless network adapter in Windows XP or in Windows Vista

You see only four available wireless network connections when you use a USB-based wireless network adapter in Windows XP or in Windows Vista

Article ID : 927546
Last Review : August 29, 2007
Revision : 2.0
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SYMPTOMS

You have a USB-based wireless connection enabled on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista. Even when there are five or more wireless network connections available, the Wireless Network Connection dialog box shows that there are a maximum of four wireless network connections available.

This problem occurs only when you use a USB-based wireless network adapter.

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RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

Windows Vista

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451 (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451)

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Update.mum Not applicable 4,596 27-Feb-2007 21:17 Not applicable
X86_2021b2d80a0d61efd2cc1cac81406e36_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_020503816c374bb6.manifest Not applicable 707 27-Feb-2007 21:17 Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-rndis-usb-microport_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_c369e1136ebe3eab.manifest Not applicable 3,548 27-Feb-2007 21:18 Not applicable
X86_msdri.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_23f3f414fae8741a.manifest Not applicable 992 27-Feb-2007 21:18 Not applicable
X86_netrndis.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_c63fab4561dfa60a.manifest Not applicable 1,973 27-Feb-2007 21:18 Not applicable
X86_wceisvista.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_b293073379b98b6b.manifest Not applicable 1,007 27-Feb-2007 21:18 Not applicable
X86_wcerndis.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_3a1d0ea7a336bd26.manifest Not applicable 1,001 27-Feb-2007 21:18 Not applicable
Usb8023.sys 6.0.6000.20545 14,848 27-Feb-2007 06:23 x86
Rndismpx.sys 6.0.6000.20545 32,768 27-Feb-2007 06:23 x86
Usb8023x.sys 6.0.6000.20545 14,848 27-Feb-2007 06:23 x86

Windows Vista, 64-bit versions

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Amd64_13ba7dcad23cfc01094e7231d97ce358_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_0f783384d34bbd04.manifest Not applicable 711 27-Feb-2007 21:17 Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-rndis-usb-microport_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_1f887c97271bafe1.manifest Not applicable 3,554 27-Feb-2007 21:22 Not applicable
Amd64_msdri.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_80128f98b345e550.manifest Not applicable 994 27-Feb-2007 21:22 Not applicable
Amd64_netrndis.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_225e46c91a3d1740.manifest Not applicable 1,975 27-Feb-2007 21:22 Not applicable
Amd64_wceisvista.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_0eb1a2b73216fca1.manifest Not applicable 1,009 27-Feb-2007 21:22 Not applicable
Amd64_wcerndis.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_963baa2b5b942e5c.manifest Not applicable 1,003 27-Feb-2007 21:22 Not applicable
Update.mum Not applicable 4,596 27-Feb-2007 21:17 Not applicable
Usb8023.sys 6.0.6000.20545 18,944 27-Feb-2007 02:50 x64
Rndismpx.sys 6.0.6000.20545 40,960 27-Feb-2007 02:50 x64
Usb8023x.sys 6.0.6000.20545 18,944 27-Feb-2007 02:50 x64

Windows XP

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451 (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451)

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

File name File version File size Date Time Platform SP requirement
Rndismp.sys 5.1.2600.3039 30,592 22-Nov-2006 10:32 x86 SP2
Rndismpx.sys 5.1.2600.3039 30,592 22-Nov-2006 10:32 x86 SP2
Usb8023.sys 5.1.2600.3039 12,800 22-Nov-2006 10:32 x86 SP2
Usb8023x.sys 5.1.2600.3039 12,800 22-Nov-2006 10:32 x86 SP2

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STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

816915 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=816915/) New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=824684/) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Starter
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition

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