Router connects to internet. Computer connects wirelessly to router. Computer does not connect wirelessly to internet.
I'm trying to set up a LinkSys E1000 router. When my computer (Windows Vista) is wired to the router, everything is fine—I get an internet connection, no problem. When I go wireless, the computer still indicates that it's connected to the router, but I don't get an internet connection. However, even though the computer indicates it's still connected to the router wirelessly, I can get to the router admin page (http://192.168.1.1/) only when wired.
The setup CD which came with the router exits with a "Your router was not successfully set up" message, after several minutes, when I try to run it either wirelessly or wired.
I've tried cycling the power on both the router and my cable modem, as well as rebooting my computer. I tried the procedure listed in this comment
to no avail. (My ISP is Insight, previously Comcast before they were bought out by Insight.)
I had previously purchased a Belkin Surf N300 router and had the same problem. I returned it, thinking the problem was with the router, but now that I'm having the same problem with a different brand of router, I suspect there's some setting on my computer which needs to be adjusted.
I've been trying to replace my router because I have been working off of an old Microsoft MN-700 router, which did connect me to the internet wirelessly, though not without problems; it would sometimes drop the connection, which I could fix by cycling power on the router. But at least I could connect wirelessly with that! It's been years since I set that up, so if I did anything unusual, I don't remember it.