My laptop and desktop can connect to the internet via ethernet cables through a netgear DG824G with no problems. The router is configured for wireless and my laptop is talking to the router wirelessly- I know this because:
a) There is an excellent signal strength connection to my wireless router as indicated by Windows.
When I conduct a ping test through the command line to IP address 192.168.0.1 (the router address) it passes with no problem.
However I cannot get onto the internet on the laptop though internet explorer because it says I am offline. If I try to ping a web address it fails. But I know the router is connected to the internet because my desktop can access the internet with no problems.
I think there may be a problem with the settings on my desktop but I'm stumped. I have had to manually set-up the TCP/IP settings on the laptop wireless network settings because if I set up "Obtain an IP address automatically" then I get limited or no connectivity. The settings are:
IP address 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX (These settings are from my router)
DNS XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX and XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX (I got these from my ISP)
This must be a relatively quick fix since there is a wireless connection between the laptop and the router. Please help me before I lose it big time....
Remove IP address to protect members gateway. ~acklan~
Edited by acklan, 03 December 2006 - 11:43 AM.