However, using the CD that came with it to install it wont detect any networks. I was told to use ralink so i downloaded the (RT256x/RT266x) file and it still wont work. I was wondering what else i can do or what the problem is.
Zero configuration is the Windows utility, so you're good there.
If the wireless card isn't showing up in device manager, then either the driver is not installed properly or the card is not seated properly. Maybe try a different PCI slot?
hmm. i switched to another PCI slot but its still not showing. With my other wireless adapter, under device manager > network adapters, there were 2 things: Linksys and Realtek.. Now it only shows Realtek. I think i put the card in correctly, but it still wont show. what else can i do?
edit: also, does it matter if i download the (RT256x/RT266x) on to a USB and install it that way or do i need to download the file directly to the computer i want the wireless adapter on?