Something seems to be up with my friends computer. The desktop (running XP) is hardwired into the router, but it won't connect to the internet.
So then I tried to use this wireless adapter via USB that successfully found just about every wireless internet connection in my neighborhood, except for mine.
I thought the internet connection/router might be having issues, so I checked using my laptop and it's working fine (evident by this post). I also tried disabling my wireless connection and hard wiring into the router using the same Ethernet cable from the desktop to make sure the cable worked properly, and it did.
Any ideas? (I probably should have made this two different topics, but I'm hoping there's a singular explanation)
UPDATE (August 12, 2010 at 11:00pm EST)
I'm going to list off the things I know.
- The Ethernet cable works correctly. (I've tested it)
- The wireless internet for all the other computers in the house is working fine.
I tried plugging the computer straight into the modem and it still won't connect to the internet.
So I'm left with this.
- The USB wireless adapter finds tons of networks, just not ours. Which would point to the router having issues, but
- The router is working perfectly fine for all other computers, and plugging this computer directly into the modem lead to nothing.
So... my next course of action is to reinstall the drivers as Dean suggested.
I'm saving having to restore the router to its original settings as a last course of action because if something went wrong, I'd have several upset roommates.