Posted 02 August 2005 - 06:09 PM
dont sell your lap just yet, your laptop may not agree with your hardware. another item you may try, some wireless utilities suck ass, so you may wanna try just letting windows connect to your wlan. you said [* I've run a virus check (Spybot) on my laptop and it is clean.]spybot is a spyware/adware program.(and not all that good other than the utilities) have you ran an UPDATED virus scan with a virus/worm protection program? i just fixed a computer today that had similar issues, when i removed 4 viri, the nic and the lan utility worked! imagine. so far we know the nic works(on other machines) , the software is compatible on windowsxp sp2. you may want to, after all other areas are exhausted, try formatting your computer, back up your stuff on a dvd/cd, then format and setup with winxp sp2. this is a fast way of doing it, but a bit lazy.