I have WindowsXP Pro Lite downloaded from Bittorrent. Everything works fine on it, all that's different is that a few superfluous MS features are deleted. I also have an X-Micro USB wifi adapter, a Linksys G series router, and a Linksys WiFi Range Expander (RE).
After I installed WinXP, I configured my network the usual way, and though my signal was patchy (I'm in a multi-story house, thus the RE), I was still getting it. For some reason though, now I can not connect to my linksys router. In the connections window, it'll show the Linksys connection (represented by a signal mast), but without the "blue halo" around it illustrating a broadcasting signal. I have to press "refresh" several times before it shows the halo, if it does at all. And when I do get it, and go back to the main network signal window, it shows the signal mast without the halo again.
It's not my router, because the other satellites in the house are working great. And my USB key is showing a signal of 50%, well above what's necessary to maintain a stable signal.
I have brought my mom's laptop to my room, with the same devices, OS (not lite though), and settings, and it works great. My friend has also brought his sister's laptop to my room, and it shows a very strong signal. So I really don't know what the deal is.
Should I get the service pack? Or get XP Pro regular? Or... well, I don't know, I'm so incredibly frustrated right now. Any help would be vastly appreciated.