|I have an olde (2005 vintage) Acer Aspire; still runs XP and connects to my much more recent router wifi OK - using WPA/WPA2.|
What password are you referring to?
Does the laptop connect OK to the router/internet etc. via cat-5/ethernet cable?
After all the updates i can do that now but the system is still not accepting it. I checked heaps of things but i suspect the only thing left that i cant find is wether the machine is discoverable.
The laptop discoverable - where do you mean it to be discoverable?
Does the laptop have wifi adapter capability (rather obvious and basic I know - but then...)?
If you open a command window and type:
< ipconfig /all > (not the <>)
what do you see?