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Your Compaq V2000 has an Intel Pro Wireless 2200 BG wireles adapter. (doesn't support N, but that's not the point I think)
If your new network configuration is based on WPA/WPA2 encyption, this adapter has some known problems to establish a connection. It works great with WEP, but not so well with WPA. Sometimes the issue can be solved by installing the latest versions of drivers and software for the wireless adapter. If it still doesn't work, a known workaround is to disable via device manager all other network adapters in the computer (ethernet adapter), leaving active only the Intel Pro 2200 wireless adapter.
To connect to your DSL internet you will need an ethernet port or wireless card on your laptop. Your laptop should have an ethernet port, it will look like a phone jack but a little bigger. In the off chance that you don't have an ethernet port on your laptop you can also purchase an ethernet to usb adpater. You may have a wireless card installed on your laptop, but if not you can purchase a usb wireless adapter. To use your internet wirelessly in your home you'll also need a wireless router. All of these things can be purchased at your local electronics store (walmart, best buy, kmart, frys) and usually are fairly easy to setup with the included instructions.
Please check whether the Wireles s button is on and there are any yellow marks in the device manager.
Click start and select Run. In the Run box type devgmgmt.msc and press enter. This will open device manager. Then click on + sign next to network adapters and check whether the wireless adapter listed and any yellow marks beside it.
If there is no yellow marks beside the wireless adapter and it is listed in the device manager. Then try to install Wireless drivers and reconfigure wireless network.