Question about Linksys WUSB54GSC Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapter w/ SpeedBooster [WUSB54GSC] (LS-SB54GSC)

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My adapter is registered as inactive, but it is plugged in.

I never had any problems with my adapter before now. My computer was off, and I turned it back on. Usually it automatically connects, but it wasn't this time. I looked at the program it runs through and it said that the adapter was inactive, which usually only happened if the adapter was unplugged previously. So, I proceeded to unplug the adapter and plug it back in. Nothing happened. My computer didn't even make a sound like it had registered me unplugging and plugging in anything though the USB port like it usually did. The adapter has a light on it that, when working properly, flashes a bright green when in use. Now all it has is a dim green light that is barely noticeable. I've tried re-installing the software and that didn't work. I also made sure that it wasn't the particular USB port that it was plugged in, and every port works fine with other USB devices.
And in case it might have something to do with it my computer is a Dell Dimension E510 running Windows XP Media Center. 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I have the same problem aswell, ive had the adapater for about 5 months now and its been plugged into my computer almost the whole time...recently...i decided to start using my lan cable instead of the wireless and i hadnt noticed it stop working untill i tried plugging it into my laptop a couple days ago. Now the green light doesnt light up at all, and the linksys software is telling me its inactive...i recently experienced a couple power outages..after that is when i think it stopped working.

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Go to Start -> Control panel -> Network connections. Right click on your wireless device and click enable. It should work after that.

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