My laptop gets an IP address from the Lynksys wireless router, but I cannot connect to the internet. (My other laptop works fine.) What can I do to correct this?
The problem is similar to this question
but I am not running Linux. I am running Windows XP Pro. I cannot ping anything as far as I can tell. When I try to ping the default gateway I get "Request timed out" messages. When I plug it in wired to the router, I am good to go. I am obviously not an expert, but I have tried some basic things such as trying to mimic every setting I can find on my working laptop. Oh, the machine is an IBM Thinkpad X31. I am trying to use the internal wireless card that came with.
When I do an "ipconfig /all" I get (excuse my retyping):
Primarary DNS suffix:.......: [Blank]
Node Type......................: Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled:.........: No
WINS Proxy Enabled........: No
Also, there is no Connection specific DNS suffix, DHCP and Autoconfiguration Enabled are Yes, I have an IP address, a subnet mask, default gateway, DHCP server (same as default gateway 192.168.1.1) and 3 DNS servers.
As I said, I am far from an expert, but I am willing to try to follow directions and tinker with it until it either works or I light it on fire and toss it out the window to see the pretty explosion. Any suggestions?