So I am currently living at the student dorm at the University of Washington, and they provide high speed internet, which requires each student to go to their bookstore to purchase a "ethernet cable" in order to use it. Last weekends I went home and brought a linksys wireless-G broadband router to the dorm and tried to setup some wireless internet. However, after I successfully connected the internet, my laptop shows "Limited Connectivity" and I wasn't able to access the web by using wireless. I know this has something to do with the IP address. First I thought it might be because the U limited the use of internet or block the IP address, however I just heard from one of my friends that she also setup a wireless network at her area and it works.
If you connect the router's WAN port to the university's internet outlet and then a second ethernet cable between the computer and one of the router's LAN ports, does the computer get its IP address from the Linksys router (probably a 192.168.1.x address) and have internet access?
If so, then the problem is with your "wireless" connection between computer and router.
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