I am using two computers in a network setup - one is Vista Home Premium operated and the other is XP professional.
Until three days ago I was able to connect to the Internet using a Router setup on the Vista machine and a wireless connection on the XP. Overnight something changed and when I started the Vista machine next day I received the message that no networks were available - the XP machine was also not receiving any signal. By unplugging the hard wire from the computer I was then able to receive a connection on the XP machine. After shutting down and disconnecting the Router I then attempted to run the WRT54G router setup wizard ver.8 - setup proceeded OK and the internet and LED lights were all lit - however at stage 8 after checking for computer settings I received the error message:
"unable to connect to the router - check that the router has been connected to the computer and that your ethernet adapter is working"
again by removing the hard wire connection I was able to receive a connection on the XP machine.
I have tried extensively to Google for a answer to the problem - which by the results seems to be quite an extensive problem to a lot of guys - but being a "Newbie" a lot of the answers may as well be in a foreign language!
I did try to install and use a wireless card on the Vista machine but this still resulted in no connection to the Internet.
I assume that some configuration setting (s) has been changed somehow but short of reinstalling Vista I am at a loss how to proceed. Hopefully some kind soul will be able to help in terms that I can easily understand.
Regards and thanks to all
Edited by The weatherman, 06 February 2009 - 05:19 PM.
Moved to a more appropriate forum ~TW