Thanks for that tullie, comments like the last one from AMBRA does not help. It only causes anger OK. There is no such thing as a stupid question, if you go on a forum seeking help with a problem then the question is presented, if you are not going to be a nice person AMBRA, then please do not answer.
My ISP is AOL. I have previously had a connection on the laptop. The wireless facility has stopped working, my AOL connection on my main comp is fine, the router on this comp is NETGEAR ADSL Modem Router. Hope this helps someone provide an helpful response. Cheers