Something odd is going on here and after a few hrs of messing with it, I can't figure it out. Laptop: Dell B130 RAM: 500M OS installed on HD is WXP No battery This is the sister to the other B130 I regularly use. I thought I'd station it in the garage and stream over it. Yeah, very short on RAM, but XP works (slowly). So in went the LiveCD with Mint17 I regularly use on the sister B130 and it booted. However, it wouldn't detect any wireless networks at all. Mine is hidden, so I expected that however none of my neighbors ID's showed up either. Been so long since I booted this thing I wasn't sure if wireless even worked. Since I didn't know the Mint eqv of "Device manager", I didn't know how to check. So I booted in WXP off the HD, typed in the necessary details in the wireless wizard and it detected all networks, including my hidden one and I was able to connect. Thus, the card is present and it works. Back to Mint...still no joy. Nothing. I checked Admin > driver manager and it responded "drivers cannot be installed." OK...now what. I clicked on the wireless link in the lower right bottom. It said "No connection" but then popped up with wireless enabled and two of my neighbors ID #'s! Well that's a start, but my network isn't listed. (I later realized it wasn't enabled via the Fn & wireless buttons on the keyboard...$%^&! My fault....) Network connections > wifi > does list my network. A double tap opens the edit window. wifi > ssid > I entered in the network ssid. Mode > infrastructure. Bssid is blank. So are device mac addr and cloned mac addr. MTU > auto wifi security > wpa & wpa2 personal > typed in my password. IPV4 > all blank; didn't enter anything IPV6 > all blank as well. The network window says my network is "disconnected". Q: I'm looking for something that says "Connect to hidden network". Where is it/How do I do it? Stuck...please help!