this may be the problem. on my lynksys setupwizard it has options:wireless setup,norton internet security,user guide,exit. when i click on wireless setup it says the following: "cannot find a compatible wireless adapter.please install your wireless adapter first." ...?
alrite well this will sound dumb: what is a tick... lol
LOL An option box which has a 'tick' in it. Like the nike logo. If you have the connection icon in the systems tray 'blink' then you are indeed connected to the net. But you might not be connecting via a browser like Internet Explorar 6. To see if you are connected and transmitting data, try sending a test email via Outlook Express, or if you use it, install MSN messenger and see if you get logged in. As for IE, make sure that it isn't set to 'work offline'. This is at the top, under 'file'. You will see 2nd fromt he bottom that there is an option to work offline. If there is a 'tick' (LOL) next to it, uncheck it.
well you 'brits' call it a 'tick' here in the homeland of amurica we call it a 'check' lol thats why i didnt understand.
Sorry, I got a different problem with my pc. My ethernet card drivers are messed up which if fights with the router and resets the router everytime I try to download a file for more than an hour. I know it is a drivers problem but it won't be fixed easily, I got to try stuff out.
If your having troule with any drivers, go to system properties thats in the control panel and then Hardware Tab and select the Device Manager. Now go to the actual item that your having trouble with (network adapters, graphics adapter, sound) and then right click on the item and select properties, Now you will be presented with a scren that shows you the details of the driver that is being used for that item. If you select Uninstall this will uninstall the driver from your computer and then you will beable to reinstall the actual device. Best way to reinstall a device is to go to the devices main web site and download the new up to date driver and install that one. Sometimes the driver that Windows XP or the operating system puts in maybe corrupt for some reason, thats why companies suggest using their own driver for the devices. Hope this of help to you.
Thx, I'll try that tonight.