Sounds like the Linksys WLAN utility is not Vista compatible. Check that the
drivers you are trying to use are written for Vista. Some of the older
adapters are not supported in this OS.
If the Dlink USB adapter worked with the Belkin router then your problem
with the Linksys adapter is possibly hardware incompatibility. The
encryption method used with the chipset in those Linksys adapters was not
compatible with Dlink's Atheros chipset so I presume it's not compatible
with other brands that use the same chipset. Some of the Linksys adapters
would work using encryption but only with the lower level of WEP encryption
and then only if you manually input a HEX key... say 8 or 10 characters, not
sure about the number. I have a knock-off of a Linksys WUSB11b adapter which
works using WEP (XP and lower only) but I never could get a WUSB54G to
connect to my router other than with no encryption at all.
"esther bob" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have one resource that you can use.
> '*Cisco Gbic*' (http://www.pcwmemory.com/gbicsfp-transceivers.html)
> \" Challenges are 'tough' to those who never face them but 'easy' to
> those who accept them.\"
> esther bob