I have three computers in my family. I'm trying to hook them all up to my wireless router. Here's the info on the hardware:
Computer 1: Windows XP, Hardwired in with FastCat5
Computer 2: Windows XP, Hardwired in with FastCat5
Computer 3: Windows XP, New from DELL, wireless USB adaptor (XPC b/g wireless kit)
Router: Netgear DG834G
if i plug the USB adaptor into computer 1 or 2, it will connect to the router and the internet fine. If i plug the USB adaptor into computer 3, the device utility will connect to the router, but then windows has trouble assigning an IP address. It finally does with some wierd IP that doesn't work. If i manually assign an IP, it accepts it but the internet STILL doesn't work. MSN 7.5 has a troubleshoot thing which says there's a problem with the Default Gateway, but i can't figure out what!
All settings on all PC's are the same. Only difference is that computer 3 is new (but has all the updates) and the driver/utility for the USB adaptor is slightly newer than the driver/utility on computers 1 and 2.
All have firewalls but disabling them doesn't make any difference.
Please help! i'm SO confused!
Edited by Layth, 02 September 2005 - 07:21 PM.