hello thanx for the acceptance. Ok first and foremost i own a gateway out of warranty Xp series. dsl modem works just fine i am currently on it surfin the web on my desktop. when i plug it into my laptop it will not recognize i assume bcuz i cannot surf the web. even tho the light on the ethernet socket lights up. i have another laptop that when i do the same it works perfectly. ok heres the biggy. When i search for my router it wont even show up m neighboors router or any other wireless connections, even the connections that dont belong to me. i have no idea nad been callin intel and gateway and want me to pay $199 due to out of warranty issues . I Am gratefully thankfull to all and any who view this thread and share there info , god bless. ok i was reading some other thread to c if i can find the answer , but i found out u may need this information,..... under my device mangaer /network adapters i have this 1394 net adapter direct parallel intel(r)PRO/1000 PL Network Connection(with a yelllow cicrle exclamtion) INTEL(R)PRO/WIRELESS 3945ABG NETWORK CONNECTION(with a yelllow cicrle exclamtion) and six Wan MIniports ... aswell as when i type ipconfig IPCONFIG /ALL on the cmd i gget this windows ip configuration C:\documents and settings\owner hope this other extra info helps u to help me - also when i try to install a new version on the 3945abg wireless pro it says installation fails evry time i d.l again from intel. also when i double click on the pro wireless intel 3945abg i get a pop up that says ADAPTER STATE NOT FOUND IN REGISTRY PLEASE HELP ME AND THE PROWIRLESS TOOL SAYS. " NO SUPPORTED WIRELESS ADAPTERS AVAILABLE IN THE SYSTEM.... "