I'm using an old (5+ years) Dell desktop PC with a Linksys Wireless-G WUSB45G wireless receiver. My wireless receiver is a netgear box. My roomates using Mac laptops all have no problem connecting to the wireless. And when I plug in to the wireless receiver directly via ethernet cable (which is how I'm viewing this) I have no problem getting on the internet.
The Linksys device has no problem finding the access point and connecting to it after I type in the passcode and click connect. However when I open up Mozilla or anything, it says it can't find the internet. The wireless manager thing is giving me "You are associated with the access point, but no internet can be found". And when I go in to the Network Connections box where it tells you how many packets you send and receive, it tells me the problem is because the Network has not assigned my computer a network address.
I searched for a while to figure it out, the only thing I dug up to try was to use a Winsockfix.exe program. The one I used however did nothing. It is also worth noting that I no longer have the original install discs for the Linksys device.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!