My set up: I have a desktop that runs XP that is wired to my Linksys G router. I installed a Gateway wireless G adapter on my wife's laptop. This laptop runs ME. I can connect to the internet fine on the laptop. My issues begin when trying to establish a workgroup and file/print share.
What I did: I've run the network setup wizard on the XP machine and create a network setup disc. I put this floppy in the ME laptop and it looks like it loads a few files and what not, restarts the computer and then I get an error that says network adapter is not detected. I have also tried to use the home network wizard on the ME machine and it doesn't even let me get started before I get an error which says the network adapter is not detected. I can connect to the internet fine, i don't understand why its telling me the network adapter isn't detected. It does show up in the network settings. One other piece of information, I've run what's called a network diagnostic and when giving information about the installed adapter, it says "UNREACHABLE".
Another wrinkle: On the XP machine, in My Network Places, when I click view workgroup computers I get a long pause and then an error: "Network Name is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions." I'm not sure what gives with this error message, I thought I was the administrator?
I would appreciate any advice that anyone out there could give me!!!