Hi again, downloaded and burnt another disc on another machine (in case first was corrupted) and did a fresh install but this time ticked the inetd super server box for install. Followed your instructions, no change. Continued to change settings in preferences without success. Finally reverted to default settings and got it to connect on wired. Still no wireless network detected but it will sit beside the router anyway for now. Am almost afraid to turn machine off. Many thanks for your quick responses and help. If I can get wifi working , will post results.