Tried a windows repair from Vista cd, That didnt work either.
Backed up - Reformatted the drive & reloaded Windows & drivers - Problem solved.
I dont think there was another 'fix' for this issue apart from a reload. :(
Thanks to TerryNet & SpywareDr for your time & trying to help. :up:
Done the netsh & rebooted - no change.
Downloaded Xirrus 3 times - installed - uninstalled - tried it in safe mode. (run as administrator)
Every time I try to run it, it encounters an error & wont run. When I look at the errer details, this line stands out: System.BadImageFormatException...
At the moment: Windows firewall - I have tried setting this back to its defaults before deleting/reinstalling nw card drivers.
Windows security essentials.
I have also run the Norton removal tool & the AVG removal tool in case these had been installed/uninstalled in the past.
I said in my first post that I have tried a usb network adapter which works in my other pcs.
I get exactly the same errors/results. when I use it in this lappy. - Yet it works in linux.
No I dont want a permanent installation of linux on this lappy - before anyone gives me that solution. :-)
I have a laptop which connects to the network fine using a cable. (Samsung r60y Plus. Windows Vista with all updates)
If I unplug the cable the network icon in the tray displays a red cross & changes to the wireless icon, then back to the wired icon with the red cross & switches back &...
Close all Internet Explorer and Explorer windows that are currently open.
Start Internet Explorer.
Note If you are running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, start Internet Explorer from the desktop. Changing your settings will affect both Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer...
Go to Network & sharing center
Click on Change adapter settings (on the left)
Right click on your currently used adapter (the one you use to connect - looks like it will be wifi link 5300
On the networking tab, click configure.
If one of the options within...