I believe dndhatcher may have a point. I used ko888's download suggestion and attempted to reinstall the driver for the adapter, however when i did so and followed the instructions, it prompted for me to do as follows. "In Device Manager, under Other Devices, double-click Lucent Technologies-WaveLAN/IEEE, and then click Reinstall Driver." unfortunately " Lucent Technologies-WaveLAN/IEEE" was not located under "Other devices" so there is no driver to attempt a reinstall with. So if i cannot find a solution to this troublesome issue i may have to do what dndhatcher suggested and purchase a usb wireless connecter. Any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated and i would like to thank everyone who has posted on this thread thus far in hopes of coming across a solution for this hair-jerker.