Posted 14 September 2008 - 05:56 PM
Am I correct in assuming that the desktop is physically plugged in, but the laptop is running wirelessly?
To see what is happening, let's take a look at what IP addresses you are getting. Please try this with the router plugged in.
Assuming both computers are running Win XP, please follow these steps:
Click on "Start", then "Control Panel". If it says "switch to classic view" at the top-left, please click on that. Otherwise don't worry about it.
Double-click on "Network Connections". If the computer is physically connected, right-click on the "Local Area Connection". If the computer is wireless, right-click on the "wireless" icon.
Select "status" and then click on the "support" tab. What is the "IP Address" for each computer?