I have moved in with a friend. She has Cable internet access. I have a Linksys router that I was using for my network at my old house.
I have an XP desktop. I have an XP laptop. She owns a win2000 desktop.
I was able to link up my XP desktop through the WAP into the cable modem and get internet perfectly fine. I can connect to said network with my laptop with ease.
Here is where it becomes an issue.
She has a "SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter" on her comp. She was getting high speed acces just fine before. (We have the driver cd)
But since I have taken the cable modem out of the bedroom and put it in the living room, and her comp is in the bedroom, I figured we could just tack on my really old USB adapter to her pc and be fine. I mean, the laptop connected with no issues with its internal card.
Well the adapter (MN-510 Microsoft USB adapter) was packed away. I finally found it and when I connected it to her pc, it registered "unknown device".
I cannot find the setup cd that came with the adapter. I was able to scour the internet to find a driver. I installed the driver and now it reads the usb device as "Microsoft Broadband Networking Wireless USB Adapter".
I thought, great, just restart and all will be well. No dice.
Basically in a nutshell, she can't find her win2000 cd and I am trying to find out if I should even bother buying a new USB adapter or if it another issue entirely.
In the Network and Dial-up Connections folder, it reads the old "Local Area Connection" as status "Network cable unplugged" and the new "Local Area Connection" as status "Enabled". But both are LAN Connections. I cannot, for the life of me get a "Wireless Network Connection" icon even to appear. I have tried everything I can think of.
The USB Adapter has two green lights... one for power and one for wireless. The power one was steady since first plugging it in, and the wireless one went green when I put in the SSID of my network. Unfortunatley, since I can't even connect online, I am feeling that it really isn't seeing the router or network at all.
I hope I haven't lost anyone. Any comments/suggestions would be takne most graciously. Please help in any way possible. Thanks.