If you do Start, All Programs, Accessories then right click on Command Prompt and Run As Admin. you should get a black screen. Type (with an enter after the line) :
Normally this will show you your Wired and your Wireless along with a bunch of useless IPv6 stuff. The part we care about is:
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myhome.westell.com
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.11.44
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.11.1
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Above example is connecting Wirelessly. What does your say? Does one of your interfaces have an IPc4 Address? What is it?
Assuming you have a valid IP (if it starts with 169. or 0. then it is not valid) you may be able to connect to the Internet anyway. Try typing:
Does it get 4 Replies? If that works then try downloading the Opera browser as follows:
Bold text is what you type with an Enter after each line. Regular text is the expected response. Text in double parentheses are my comments.ftp ftp.opera.com
Connected to get2.opera.com.
220 (vsFTPd 2.0.7)
User (get2.opera.com:(none)): anonymous
331 Please specify the password.
230 Login successful.
ftp> cd pub/opera/win/1151/us
250 Directory successfully changed.
((That's actually L S. Here you may get a windows prompt that it has blocked the program. Tell it to unblock))
200 Switching to Binary mode.
ftp> get Opera_1151_int_Setup.exe
200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for Opera_1151_int_Setup.exe (10307952 b
((It will take it some time to download the file. There is no indication that anything is happening but if you go to Task Manager and look at the network traffic you will see that it is working.))
226 File send OK.
ftp: 10307952 bytes received in 119.73Seconds 86.09Kbytes/sec.
((Now is the tricky part. Have to find where it got stored. Do a search of the C:\ for Opera and it should show up.
Usually it stores the file in C:\users\YourLoginName\Opera_1151_int_Setup.exe (Win 7 or Vista) or in XP at C:\Documents and Settings\YourLoginName\
Right click on it and Open File Location then run the file in XP by doubleclicking. (Win 7 or Vista => right click on the the file and Run As Administrator). It installs very quickly. See if it will go anywhere like to att.com))