You're not the first person to pull out their hair over USB wireless adaptors from what I've read.
What operating systems are we talking about here?
What can you do? Hmmm..... throw it away and install a wireless PCI NIC? Maybe.
In the mean time you need to get anti-virus and anti-spyware protection on that laptop so you don't get infected with malware and make the problem 100 times more difficult to work with. You should have a Firewall too but leave that until everything else is operational.
Switch off the problem laptop. Connect to the internet on your other
laptop and download AVG free and it's manual updates.
You can download a free anti-virus program here (US Link): AVG FreeManual Update for AVG
Manual Update site:http://free.grisoft.com/doc/24/lng/us/tpl/v5
Priority updates - These are virus definition updates. 2 files listed *.bin format
Recommended updates - These are program bug fixes. 2 files listed *.bin format
Optional updates - low priority presentation changes.
Then disconnect from the internet (pull out the cable at the wall) power on the problem laptop and transfer the files there so you can install the anti-virus software and run the update as follows:
How to update:
Copy the .bin file to a folder or your desktop. Start AVG Control Centre. Click Update, at the bottom of the dialog window are the buttons 'Internet' and 'Folder'. Click 'Folder', a directory tree will open asking you to point to the folder where you put the .bin file. Once you click the correct folder AVG will find it and update itself.
If you do not have the option to choose the update source because the 'do not ask this question again' box had been ticked, you can reset this in the Control Centre by clicking 'View'>'Components'>'Update Manager. In the Update Manager in the 'Properties' tab untick the 'Do not ask for the update source' box.Reboot your computer in Safe Mode
and run the anti-virus scan there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
After the scan has completed delete anything AVG reports as bad, then reboot, reconnect to the internet and
download and update all
of the following:
Now that your laptop has reasonable security you can connect to the internet (when able) and download any required files without risk of infection with malware. Update all the anti-spyware programs as soon as you connect. Run their scans one after the other in the background.
1. Run Windows Updates and install all critical updates and any that appear to be related to USB.
2. Go to your laptop manufacturers website and look for updates drivers for your model. Install them.
3. Go to the Linksys website and look for updated drivers for the WUSB54GS.
The adapter is not obtaining the correct IP address using Linksys soft ware or Windows XP.
Can you expand on that? How do you know this? What is the correct IP address? What address does it actually get?
Edited by Rimmer, 11 January 2006 - 08:26 PM.