I have hybrid wired (Cat5) and wireless home network setup. Two desk computers wired and laptop wireless via a wireless access point. Internet access via Broadband Router/modem All machines use Windows XP OS. The network is working and I can communicate between all stations. Internet Explorer and Outlook Express can be worked from the desk computers (wired) but not from the laptop which upon opening IE displays message "Internet Explorer could not open the Search Page" and will not allow any addresses to be activated. I can PING my ISP which appears to inicate that the network and broad bank are functioning OK. Can't find any help on MS Knowledge Base, can anyone help please?
After terminals are secure ways of connecting to the internet. E.g Lets say i connect to the internet.Once dial up i am asked for a username,password, and an ID which changes every 60 seconds. If you dont use a server then you probbly wont have an after terminal. However, i not sure i this may be the case but does all the computers have the same internet explorer? Do they all have the latest windows updates? Do you have a firewall which may be stopping the laptop?
I have just remembered that when I set up my network I had to nominate an IP address for the laptop. I could not obtain IP address automatically, when I attempted to I could not connect to my network. The two desktops are set for automatic IP address and DNS server.