OK, here goes...When I get the adapter installed, I get odhost caused invalid page fault in module odservice. DLL at 0167:0190b12a. I have downloaded and installed the driver from Linksys as they told me, but message appears and computer runs like molasses and sometimes stalls out. After MANY talks with them, they said it is my Sony windows program that is at fault, it is lacking something to support the driver.
I completely wiped out the hard drive and ran the system recovery disks to get the computer back to when it was new, since the Window program is contained in those disks. Same problem when I go to install the adapter. Contacted Sony, and they said my Win98SE that comes with the computer should support it if Linksys says the adapter works with 98SE...mine is no different.
So... I started over AGAIN with recovery disks, and hooked up my laptop to my modem with a USB cord to download any updates Sony might have to fix this driver problem. So far I have only gone to Microsoft to download any security updates for windows, and downloaded, but not installed yet updates from Sony, a hard disk firmware ver. upgrade utility. Not sure what to do next, since there is no support from either Sony or Microsoft on this issue without paying, and with an older laptop I don't know if it is worth putting anymore money in it than the $60. I have spent for this worthless adapter.
So...I only have the Macafee virus that came with the computer running at this time. I know that sometimes those programs can interfere with downloads, so I haven't downloaded any other security programs until the issue is fixed.
My question is this, should I proceed with the firmware installation from Sony and all their updates available for my Sony model, then try to install adapter again? Or is there a way to update my 98SE to XP version, and maybe this problem wouldn't appear? I have googled the question on how to do this, but get no real answer on how to do this, or even if it is possible. Will it be safe to download without current virus protection? I am not very experienced with computers.
Or should I just accept the fact that it won't work, and see if I can get a refund for the adapter, and junk the laptop?