with the computer on and running,
unplug the modem from power, wait 30 seconds, plug the power back in, wait till the lights on the modem are blinking again (1 minute or so)
unplug the router from power, wait 30 seconds, plug the power back in. Wait till all the router lights are blinking again.
now restart the computer. the network should be recognized, you may need to click the network icon in the lower right hand of the desktop, find your network, click on the network name, enter the pass word.
The driver is probably already installed.
Wow. Thank you! That worked! I've never worked with laptops.... so Thank you again!