Limited or No Connectivity (new)

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I hadn't known there was this much diversity as far as the computer brands,
and wireless network adapters experiencing this problem. I own:

Sony Vaio PCG-GRT-260G
Pentium 4 2.8ghz
512 DDRAM
LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g miniPCI Adapter
Windows XP Home w/SP2(<-lol)
Linksys Wireless-b Router

As you might have guessed, my problem is that under no circumstances will
the network card automatically configure a network address for my computer.
Thus, I have: powercycled both the modem and router, reconfigured the router
correctly, manually configured the TCP/IP settings for the network cards of
both computers to make sure it wasn't just an annoying IP address conflict,
and reinstalled drivers for the network card.

The most I've achieved is synchronizing the IP addresses to make the
annoying bubble message go away, and allowing communication between the two
computers on the network:

Laptop:
IP: 192.168.1.xxx
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Router IP: 192.168.1.1

With these settings, the most I achieve is interactivity between the
networked computers, but I cannot get the laptop to recieve the internet
through the router.
Also, in an attempt to at least get on the internet for awhile, I connected
the modem directly to the laptop and my computer is missing the option to
create a broadband connection with a username and a password(lol!wtf!). Today
I transferred about 40 gigs from the laptop to the desktop, in preparation
for formatting and installation of an entire new version of Windows XP. I
have spent almost a month browsing tech forums and reading/doing the exact
same thing over and over. I'm well passed any standard network
troubleshooting procedure - all my configurations coordinate correctly, but I
simply can't get internet! (Also interesting to note - when directly
connected to the router via ethernet, my Local Area Connection encounters the
*exact* same problem.

Is there yet a confirmed fix for this problem?

ANY help would be much appreciated, of course.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

    Do you have the lastest firmware and drivers for the wireless card?

    Can you ping an internet address like www.yahoo.com?

    If you run ipconfig /all, do you show DNS servers?

    Do you have any firewalls in place on either your computer, or the router?

    What type of broadband do you have? What modem brand and model number?

    Clark

    "Csphere" <Csphere@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:ABA42ED9-A400-4803-B188-AABE0225970E@microsoft.com...
    >I hadn't known there was this much diversity as far as the computer brands,
    > and wireless network adapters experiencing this problem. I own:
    >
    > Sony Vaio PCG-GRT-260G
    > Pentium 4 2.8ghz
    > 512 DDRAM
    > LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g miniPCI Adapter
    > Windows XP Home w/SP2(<-lol)
    > Linksys Wireless-b Router
    >
    > As you might have guessed, my problem is that under no circumstances will
    > the network card automatically configure a network address for my
    > computer.
    > Thus, I have: powercycled both the modem and router, reconfigured the
    > router
    > correctly, manually configured the TCP/IP settings for the network cards
    > of
    > both computers to make sure it wasn't just an annoying IP address
    > conflict,
    > and reinstalled drivers for the network card.
    >
    > The most I've achieved is synchronizing the IP addresses to make the
    > annoying bubble message go away, and allowing communication between the
    > two
    > computers on the network:
    >
    > Laptop:
    > IP: 192.168.1.xxx
    > Subnet: 255.255.255.0
    > Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
    > Router IP: 192.168.1.1
    >
    > With these settings, the most I achieve is interactivity between the
    > networked computers, but I cannot get the laptop to recieve the internet
    > through the router.
    > Also, in an attempt to at least get on the internet for awhile, I
    > connected
    > the modem directly to the laptop and my computer is missing the option to
    > create a broadband connection with a username and a password(lol!wtf!).
    > Today
    > I transferred about 40 gigs from the laptop to the desktop, in preparation
    > for formatting and installation of an entire new version of Windows XP. I
    > have spent almost a month browsing tech forums and reading/doing the exact
    > same thing over and over. I'm well passed any standard network
    > troubleshooting procedure - all my configurations coordinate correctly,
    > but I
    > simply can't get internet! (Also interesting to note - when directly
    > connected to the router via ethernet, my Local Area Connection encounters
    > the
    > *exact* same problem.
    >
    > Is there yet a confirmed fix for this problem?
    >
    > ANY help would be much appreciated, of course.
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