I've asked at both Virgin Media's Community support forum and Microsoft's Answers forum, and not yet managed to find a lasting solution to this problem, so I really hope by extending my query to thinkbroadband I'll finally eradicate it for good!
I've got a Wireless USB adapter from Virgin Media (a Netgear WNDA3200) which is connected to a PC that runs Windows XP SP3.
It used to work fine up until two weeks ago. Then all of a sudden, Windows started seeing the adapter as a Virtual CD-ROM drive. I couldn't connect to the router via wireless anymore, so I've been using a 30ft ethernet cable in the meantime.
In My Computer if I right-click on the virtual drive and select Eject, suddenly Windows will see the wireless adapter and connect wirelessly to my router. What I want to know is, how do I get it to do that from the moment a user logs in?