|Sorry if I offended anyone with my all cap typing, or double posting, which was due to my responding to a request for additional info. from this site.|
None-the-less, as I stated in my post, the laptop has previously had no problem connecting to my linksys router I was sure that none of the suggestions in the reply were the problem although I did check to be sure that the wireless function was turned on.
Since the router is used as a junction for my home network and a wireless connection for only the one laptop, I did discover that the wireless funtion has apparently been impaired by power flucuations from recent storms. New router, and 5 minutes and the laptop is reconnected to the www and all is well with my world.
I guess sometimes it's better to check the gas tank before tearing the engine apart!
Thanks for your response