Question about Linksys 2.4 GHz 802.11b Wireless - B Notebook Adapter (WPC11 v. 4) (LINKSYSWPC11V4)
Most of the newer routers use a newer type of encryption (WPA or WPA2) which is not supported by older 802.11b hardware.
Either set the Linksys router to use WEP encryption, or get a newer 802.11g card for the old laptop which can use WPA or WPA2 encryption.
Older versions of Windows XP also need to be upgraded to Service Pack 3 or apply this patch:
Posted on Mar 22, 2011
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