In an attempt to eventually get my XBOX Live up and running over 802.11b, I bought a few things today, and am having a bitch of a time getting it to work. Since I'm going wireless, I also bought a wireless notebook adapter for my laptop. So far, that's where I'm stuck (haven't even got the XBOX up and running yet.)
What I bought:
Linksys Wireless-B Broadband Router - Model BEFW11S4
Linksys Wireless-B Notebook Adapter - Model WPC11 v4.0
I'm using the router to replace a dying Linux box. The wireless router works 100% perfect for all the PCs that are connected to it via cat5 cables. Everything can see the internet, surf, chat, email, ping, etc.
My laptop is currently the only wireless device. Prior to installing the wireless card, it had a normal networking card in it. And everything worked fine. I could ping the other PCs, and the other PCs could ping the laptop.
Now, here is the wierd thing... things don't work quite right with the wireless card installed.
What I *CAN* do:
1 - ping the router from the laptop
2 - ping other PCs on my LAN from the laptop
3 - ping outside the network (www.yahoo.com
) from the laptop
What I *CANNOT* do:
1 - can't connect to the web outside of a DOS prompt. No IE, no Outlook, no AOL Instant Messenger, no MSN Instant Messenger.
2 - can't connect to my router's built-in web interface from the laptop (I *can* do this on other PCs in the network.)
3 - other PCs from inside the LAN can no longer ping the laptop
I have tried:
1 - replacing both the notebook adapter and the router
2 - enabling and disabling WEP
3 - utilizing both the WinXP wireless control software, and the software that came with the wireless card
4 - utilizing both DHCP and manually setting up the IP and DNS information
The software on the laptop shows I am connected. In the Linksys software, I get a prompt that reads "You have successfully connected to the access point and the internet."
When I attempt a web request in a browser on the laptop (say, www.yahoo.com)
- I can look in the router logs and SEE the request. So it's almost like the communication is only going one way... except that, if that were the case, wouldn't pings fail too?
Somebody help me please!!!!!