What type of wi-fi device are you using? Also what type of router are you using?
The wi-fi is a wireless internet feed that my laptop is receiving from a wireless router. I have a Linksys E1500.
After messing with my Windows networking sharing options, the router's setup options, and the firewalls of both I finally gave up and decided to just bridge the connections. I just had to plug the LAN connection into the Internet port on the router and it came right up.
I wanted to avoid doing that because I believe it's less secure with regards to others on the network and access to my laptop itself. There should be a way through Windows to have what I want but I was only able to have router communicatikn and internet once during the whole 3 hours of fiddling, which only lasted about 5 minutes.
Any further ideas on how to do this properly? I know it's kind of the opposite connection lineup for wi-fi that most people use, but it's my only option at the moment.