i just went out and got a d-link DWA-110 usb wireles usb adapter, got home yesterday, installed it, and what do you know it worked perfectly. so the comp i just pluged it into hadnt been on the net for some time, did an auto update, it included windows XP SP3 as it was only running XP SP2.
after the reboot from installing SP3 i cant use the net through the wifi, it conects and says its working, but i cant acess the network or the net. i used to see the other comps on the network and have access to them, but now nothing, i try click on "view workgroup computers" and get the msg: "MShome is not accesible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. the list of servers for this workgroup is currently unavailble."
any help would be great.thanks in advancejohn