Posted 23 January 2006 - 04:04 AM
Hopefully you can help me out with this i'm starting to get a real headache.
I have a cable internet connection running through a motorola surfboard modem which connects to a wireless-G linksys router.
I have 2 laptops running of this both Windows XP with service packs upto date.
1 laptop with internal modem has no problems at all.
My laptop with a belkin wireless network card is having all the problems which started out of the blue. I had been able to use my laptop wirelessly until yesterday. Now every time i try and connect while the signal strength is excellent, the computer is unable to acquire an IP address and therefore doesn't connect.
However, when i directly connect through a ethernet cable there is no issue.
I have tried refreshing the ip address, manually setting it on the same address as the other laptop, turning the modem/router off for a few minutes but none of this works. I have run ad aware/spybot search and destroy/AVG antivirus and nothing comes up.
1 thing though is through command prompt when i type ipconfig- for the wireless connection there is no connection specific DNS suffix or default gateway and the IP address and subnet mask are different-is this the issue and how can i fix it?
Hopefully ive given you enough info to help me figure this out.
Thanks for your help.