I have a pc upstairs, a ps3, wii and iphone that are all able to connect wirelessly without any problems and the pc wired directly to the router works fine too.
Ive tried everything i can think of, ive unplugged the modem and router, checked through device manager that everything is in working order and all drivers are up to date now i dont know what else to try.
The ip adress on the laptop is 169.254. which i understand is part of the problem. Both pcs that i own are currently running windows xp with all the latest updates the dell laptop is running on vista, as far as i am aware it is updated too. Im not too familiar with the workings of vista so please take this into account with any suggestions you may have any help right now would be greatly appreciated.
I can provide more info that would be useful on request, thanks