Is it an external USB adapter? If yes, did you install it? XP won't recognize it by default.
If it is already installed, then go to start-->network connections, and make sure it's the correct LAN connection, and that it's not disabled.
sorry im not sure what you are talking about. I have a linksys wireless-g 2.4ghz PCI adapter. My windows xp shows this when i click the properties for "wireless network connection". However, when i click "show available networks" it shows nothing. On my laptop however, it shows my network and i am connected. I was wondering what was wrong with my windows xp? thanks again