Ericsson F5521gw Windows 8 driver – How to make it work properly

Lenovo have only released a beta driver for the ericsson F5521gw chipset for Windows 8. And running setup.exe out of the box wont enable full functionality. This is how you make it work:

Download the driver from Lenovo: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS027676

  1. Extract the zip in a folder.
  2. Open properties tab of setup.exe
  3. Set it to run in Windows 7 compatibility mode
  4. Open a command prompt and go to the directory of the driver
  5. Run the following command within the command prompt: setup.exe /wNOAUTOSENSING /wUSELASTKNOWNRADIOSTATE
  6. F5521gw will now install fine and integrate 100% with Windows 8.

Anders Rødland

Anders Rødland started his IT career in 2006. My main focus is MS Configuration Manager and client management, and I currently hold active 15 Microsoft certifications. Certified on Windows Server, Windows Client, SQL, Exchange and System Center Configuration Manager. Anders Rødland also holds an ITIL Foundation certification. This is my private blog and do not represent my employer. I use this to share information that I find useful. Sharing is caring.