It is a Beta, and still being tested.
I'm not sure from your post what the problem is. Browsers do not need drivers, so what is the relation to IE8 with the US Robotics drivers you have been trying to find and install?
I understand that the US Robotics 802.11g PN USR5410 is a wireless network adapter. I know nothing about wireless or adapters, but you need to be clear what difficulties you are now experiencing.
Here are some of the things you need to clarify;
1] Is IE8 now working properly for you?
2] Automatic Updates stalls. Do you mean all Windows Updates?
3] What is the problem with the US Robotics 802.11g PN USR5410 ? Does it work now? Did it work before?
4] "browser keeps freezing up on me or the wireless card wont be recognized". Are these two related?
5] Why have you mentioned the PRNcache? A quick glance at Google suggests this may be a virus.
IBM Laptop ThinkPad -originally loaded with Windows 2000
Windows XP Professional Version 2002- new install
tried to update IE7 was only given the option to download and install IE8 now I cant find help for IE8
automatic updates only half completes then stalls
I have a US Robotics 802.11g PN USR 5410 of course there is no digitally signed drivers. I kept being referred to US Robitics site to get a signed driver I downloaded both versions available for XP installed, niether one worked so I used the CD and reinstalled from the CD now, My browser keeps freezing up on me or the wireless card wont be recognized, or wont dump the PRNcache and I cant do the updates. What should I do?