Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:29 PM
thanks for the reply dpunisher,
ok, i tried the uninstall, and the drivers are downloaded for a hardware revision that must be the oldest seeing as how i bought it in 2005. odd thing is, i also bought a "B" adapter as the network i was connecting to back in 2005 was a B network. anyway, the B adapter is the one i have the disc for. it installed perfectly well, but alas, no B network was to be found. also, the documentation for the B adapter advised to install the drivers off the disc before ever plugging it in USB. i used to have that G adapter working perfectly for a couple of years. I may just have to pony up some bucks and duplicate the purchase, but i am in an isolated area so it may not be worth it as a network probably isn't within 2000 feet. I would believe that the installation discs are good multiple times without any licensing issues. so many other variables are in play also, like WEP or ad-hoc and so on....
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