Strange thing happened recently. An exception error message related to my Linksys adapter software kept popping up. Seems that the software that runs my Linksys wireless adapter went haywire -- perhaps a conflict with Windows XP, although why it cropped up suddenly after years of using the Linksys adapter is beyond me.
The solution was to override the Linksys program but still use the adaptor to connect to the internet. The solution was found here: