my system seems to be finding the IP easily enough, but can't seem to get fully connected. the error message is "limited or no connectivity" and the details are only that the default gateway isn't there, or DNS...
I'm currently on my roomate's laptop, which connects well enough when the ethernet cable gets swapped back (its not poaching wireless signals from other apartments, it is using the cable to connect to the net) but the desktop doesn't seem to be getting any luck.
I've checked to make sure both my desktop and roomie's laptop are both using the same network settings (the default of mshome) but I suspect that shouldn't matter when only one is plugged in at a time, right? esp. if neither is connecting to the net through the other.
I'm running XP on an athelon 1700xp processor, sitting on a gig of ram; had problems connecting through either the ethernet port or using the USB connection to the modem. (I've been making sure that the ethernet cable isn't plugged in when trying the USB, or vice-versa.) This is the first time I've had problems of this kind when connecting to a new network.
I've exhausted my ideas on what to do, and can't seem to even find anything to help by google searching. any and all suggestions will be appreciated!