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Article ID: 927546 - Last Review: May 20, 2008 - Revision: 3.1

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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.

RESOLUTION

Windows Vista service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791/ ) How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Windows Vista hotfix information

A supported hotfix is 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 software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if 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. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or 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)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

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
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot applicable4,59627-Feb-200721:17Not applicable
X86_2021b2d80a0d61efd2cc1cac81406e36_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_020503816c374bb6.manifestNot applicable70727-Feb-200721:17Not applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-rndis-usb-microport_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_c369e1136ebe3eab.manifestNot applicable3,54827-Feb-200721:18Not applicable
X86_msdri.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_23f3f414fae8741a.manifestNot applicable99227-Feb-200721:18Not applicable
X86_netrndis.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_c63fab4561dfa60a.manifestNot applicable1,97327-Feb-200721:18Not applicable
X86_wceisvista.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_b293073379b98b6b.manifestNot applicable1,00727-Feb-200721:18Not applicable
X86_wcerndis.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_3a1d0ea7a336bd26.manifestNot applicable1,00127-Feb-200721:18Not applicable
Usb8023.sys6.0.6000.2054514,84827-Feb-200706:23x86
Rndismpx.sys6.0.6000.2054532,76827-Feb-200706:23x86
Usb8023x.sys6.0.6000.2054514,84827-Feb-200706:23x86
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_13ba7dcad23cfc01094e7231d97ce358_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_0f783384d34bbd04.manifestNot applicable71127-Feb-200721:17Not applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-rndis-usb-microport_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_1f887c97271bafe1.manifestNot applicable3,55427-Feb-200721:22Not applicable
Amd64_msdri.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_80128f98b345e550.manifestNot applicable99427-Feb-200721:22Not applicable
Amd64_netrndis.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_225e46c91a3d1740.manifestNot applicable1,97527-Feb-200721:22Not applicable
Amd64_wceisvista.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_0eb1a2b73216fca1.manifestNot applicable1,00927-Feb-200721:22Not applicable
Amd64_wcerndis.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20545_none_963baa2b5b942e5c.manifestNot applicable1,00327-Feb-200721:22Not applicable
Update.mumNot applicable4,59627-Feb-200721:17Not applicable
Usb8023.sys6.0.6000.2054518,94427-Feb-200702:50x64
Rndismpx.sys6.0.6000.2054540,96027-Feb-200702:50x64
Usb8023x.sys6.0.6000.2054518,94427-Feb-200702:50x64

Windows XP hotfix information

A supported hotfix is 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 software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if 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. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or 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)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

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.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Rndismp.sys5.1.2600.303930,59222-Nov-200610:32x86SP2
Rndismpx.sys5.1.2600.303930,59222-Nov-200610:32x86SP2
Usb8023.sys5.1.2600.303912,80022-Nov-200610:32x86SP2
Usb8023x.sys5.1.2600.303912,80022-Nov-200610:32x86SP2

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

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  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/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  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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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