Have an old Dell laptop that connected via wireless with no problems. Figured it was old enough that it wasn't worth spending the money on and bought a new HP laptop in July.. Hard drive croaked on the XP, but was able to reformat and reinstall. Problem is it was used for work with XP Pro with a wireless connection, my personal version is XP Home Edition which doesn't recognize the wireless hardware, won't even connect via ethernet to download drivers, updates, etc. Something must be working because with the ethernet cable plugged in, Microsoft sent me a code and it passed the test as a valid copy of XP. Don't really need it, and would be nice to keep as a backup, but I'm at a dead end, no matter what I do, it's thinks I'm using a dial-up modem. XP is fading away, but any advice to get this thing working again?