+ 0 Votes Check this mammon88 5 years ago 1 can you see the connection from any other pc if so then 2 can your wireless see other networks other then the one you are trying if not it can be a bad wireless card or something else hope this helps + 0 Votes thanks for the reply gavinjinks 5 years ago yes I can see the network on other devices round the house, and I did see the network on the computer for about 5 mins, but it dropped off again. Its a USB stick that receives the signal, tried it in all the USB ports..... do you think its a duff USB receiver? + 0 Votes most likely mammon88 5 years ago most likely try it in a diff pc and see if it work if so then something on that one dont like it if not then yea its most likey bad + 0 Votes Also these USB WiFi Devices OH Smeg 5 years ago Are very directional it may not actually be getting a signal.If it is working try plugging it into a USB Extension Lead and moving it around to see if it gets a signal now.Sometimes because of the way that these work they can be in a strong signal area and not get a signal as the Aeriel is pointing the wrong way. As these use a wound aerial inside the USB Enclosure it may be in the wrong plane to receive the signal reliably.Sometime just twisting the device though a 90 Degree angle will solve the problem but other times you have to move it away from the case to work.Col + 0 Votes such a simple issue gavinjinks 5 years ago in the end.....After thinking it was terribly complex within the settings, I tapped into the routers settings on my laptop and see that it was using a WEP. I changed this to a WPK key and XP found it straight away, obviously something to do with XP security issues?Thanks for all your posts any way guys, massive help.