Wireless Network but can't get on the Internet?!?

  ardeecee 11:00 25 Mar 2006

Wondering if anyone can help. I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to wireless networks and am stumped.

I have a dell inspiron laptop with a netgear PCMCIA card and a Netgear DG834G wireless router that I managed to set up and configure to access the internet wirelessly.

I have now bought a new dell latitude laptop that has a built in wireless card.

The connection details at the bottom right say that everything is connect and the signal is excellent.

I have pinged the IP address as requested via the netgear troubleshooter and all the packets were received back.

Theonly problem I have is when trying to access the internet, the screen tells me that the page is unavailable.

Can anyone advise.

NB. I have still got the old laptop and betgear card on this network and it all still works fine.


  ade.h 13:24 25 Mar 2006

Firewall settings?

(I feel like I've asked that a lot recently, but it is so often the cause of an apparently functional connection not functioning!)

  ardeecee 16:37 25 Mar 2006

Tried playing around with the firewall to no avail.

Don't know what to try next??!?!

Any sugggestions anybody?.......please!!!

  ade.h 16:40 25 Mar 2006

Get in touch with your ISP and ask for clarification of all the required settings: VPI/VCI, recommended MTU, protocol, and so on. Just in case anything is not quite correct. I experimented with a larger MTU yesterday to cure an issue with dropped packets and it was enough to mess up the connection.

  ade.h 16:41 25 Mar 2006

Although actually, now that I think about it, that's a bit wide of the mark, because you say that it used to work fine, and you probably haven't changed any of the settings. So forget that bit!

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