I know this is an "old" model but generally works fine with my wife's Sony PC running WinXP Home. IP is assigned automatically.
Router is a Linksys BEFW11S4 and no problems with my wireless laptop or cabled PC.
Every 4-6 weeks however it does a brain fart and the adapter simply doesn't show up in the broadband connection utility or it shows a wrong IP. Ipconfig doesn't help.
Initially, the NIC [which is not used] would incorrectly appear in the broadband connecton utility. I disabled the NIC. Problem continues.
The easiest way to fix has been to uninstall all instances of the USB device, plug into another port and restart.
This is time consuming and I'm sure I'm missing something.
Is there an easier way to restore this adapter? Any idea why it looses its mind occassionally?
Hope that's enough information.
Thanks for any comments.