|"Unfortunately, its a generic router, and the manual has it listed as "CompUSA" Broadband router...the small tag on the back of it , has nothing to speak of..as far as numbers and etc."|
Not good enough.
I can't help you with settings in it's configuration unless I have enough info about it to find the manual for it on the web.
When did you buy it ?
CompUSA currently has lots of routers.
Is it just a router, or a combo router / high speed modem ?
Try this in XP - you should get a make and model shown when you do this.
Control Panel ( - Classic View) - Network Connections
On the left select My Network Places
If you don't see the icon for your router at the top of the page
on the left select Show icons for UPnP devices
"I be honest, i don't know much what they have listed in the settings of my router, except for the obvious....i figured to leave well enough alone, as long as its working. Like I said above, its generic and there is no info on revisions and etc. I doubt if you would be able to get any info on it, unless of course, Compusa is willing to help, which i doubt."
CompUSA sells lots of brands and models of routers, and currently none of them are CompUSA anything. It's not likely they can help.
If you have the manual, there should be sufficient info in that. If you have the CD that came with it, there may be a larger manual on that with more explanation. It's not rocket science.
See my generic instructions at the end of response 4.
"I do see my Realtec network driver listed in Add/remove only"
You probably have two driver listings for network adapters there - one for the wired one, the other for the wireless one.
That's not the wireless settings utility, although as I said sometimes it isn't listed in any case.
""If your wireless adapter is using a wireless settings program that came with it, you can't use Window's built in Wireless Zero wireless settings program.""
"I believe that i was able to use windows wireless Zero settings program without an error...but that is not to say that it worked as it has with my wired settings, it did not."
If you got no error messages from the Wireless Zero program, then there is no other wireless settings program loading.
""You can get external wired or wireless network adapters for laptops or netbooks, or for desktop computers, or internal network adapter cards for desktop computers, but your netbook doesn't need an external wireless network adapter - it's built in. ""
"your right, and its also in my desktop integrated MB...no 'cards'' per se."
Most desktop mboards have a wired network adapter built in, but I haven't seen any with a wireless network adapter built in, so far.
""If you find you cannot use the Wireless Zero program, you DO have another wireless setting utility (program) running.
If you can't figure out how to disable or un-install that, you need to tell us which specific make and model of netbook you have.""
"Its the Acer Aspire one 722-BZ454 Net Book and made a year ago.with Win 7 home premium."
There's no such Aspire One model.
Where is the model number located on my notebook or netbook?
Where is the serial number located on my notebook or netbook?
Knowing the serial number allows you / us to look up which specific components your netbook has.
"Aside, from the above, I believe we are getting off course of my original post, as much as i enjoy this 'chat' and learning a few things...Msconfig is not a big deal for me, I think...If its to go in and just disable a 'network' there, i can do it just as well with Device Manager as you mentioned earlier...or even go into my routers settings, where i did disable the wireless part....I just was curious why all goes well with my setup as long as its wired, and only partially wireless, and how can I quickly, without much inconvenience 'toggle one off, to get to the other, if its possible."
I included the info about msconfig in XP because many people don't know it exists, and if they don't they would probably be puzzled by the System Configuration windows popping up.
Your first post included info that indicated to me the wireless settings are a puzzle to you.
The purpose of most of what I posted was intended to help you with that.
For more info about the built in Wireless Zero program and wireless networks in Windows,
- search Window's Help and Support for: wireless
- search the web for: wireless zero.
See the last part of response 4 regarding generic instructions for your router's configuration.
"how can I quickly, without much inconvenience 'toggle one off, to get to the other, if its possible."
The easiest ways are
- disable the network adapter you won't need for the connection type in Device Manager
- or for the wireless connection, unplug the network cable to the router if it's plugged into the router.
You may need to restart Windows when you change connection types.