I bought a WiFi printer and realized I can't use it with my home desktop computer without making my desktop wireless.
So I bought a Linksys Wireless-G PCI adapter and followed the steps for connecting it inside my desktop computer. I rebooted and right away noticed a ton of issues with my desktop computer. The adapter when finished with the software load found my wireless connection and acted as if it connected to it. Then nothing. I had to reboot my computer because it kept getting locked up which it never really did before. The PCI adapter says it's Vista compatable. I did check it when it was installed and it showed that the device was working but I had no connectivity.
So, I uninstalled the software. Removed the PCI adapter and re-booted my computer. My computer immediately seemed better but now I have NO connectivity at all. My laptop is connecting perfectly without issue which means my router/modem is not the issue.
I went into 'Network and Sharing Center' and when I tried Network Discovery (trying to select turn on network discovery) my computer freezes up and I have to use task manager to shut the 'Network and Sharing Center'. Also, when I try to 'connect to a network' my desktop says no networks found. I have tried diagnosing and repair and I get the following message: The DHCP client service is not running on this computer.
So, I select restart the DHCP client service and that doesn't work. I get this error after it tries to repair: Choose another repair option - Window tried the following repair 'Restart the DHCP client service', but id did not fix the problem.
So then I select 'Reset the network adapter 'Local Area Connection'.
Not sure what other info. to give at this point. I really want to set up the PCI adapter and be able to make my desktop wireless but not sure that this is the right one for my computer: Model WMP54G
Any help would be greatly appreciated since I am at my wits end.