I'm running XP Pro, with a Belkin Wireless G 802.11g 54Mbps 2.4GHz Network adapter (linked to a a BT Home Hub - that's British Telecom).
The computer constantly 'loses' the adapter so I only get to surf a few webpages at a time. The usual remedy is to pull it out of the port and push it back in again - this often takes a few attempts before it's recognised again. Sometimes I have to reboot.
I have no problem with other USB devices such as my printer, camera, memory sticks or mp3 player. I have tried the adapter in different ports with the same problem.
I get a range of error messages e.g. this device is not recognised; this device has malfunctioned. Sometimes I get asked to reinstall drivers - which I have done several times!
It used to be that the problem would occur every 20-30 minutes or so, but it is now every few pages (this is my third attempt to get to this page and post this message!
In the toolbar at the bottom of my screen I have three icons - internet connection, Belkin adapter icon, BT Home Hub connection manager. Most of the time these have red crosses when the adapter is 'lost', however, sometimes they indicate that everything is fine, but I still can't get to web pages, they turn into red crosses shortly after.
I have 6 usb ports on my computer - I think only one of them is USB 2, but I don't know which