Networking Troubleshooting

Hi my name is Tim. My dad recently brought home an older computer for my mom to use, she only watches movies/soaps online.

So here's what I'm working with. Windows XP, Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 2. AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+ 2.01 GHz 1GB RAM.

The problem I'm having is network connection. My RJ45 (CAT 6) cable is connected to my computer and runs into a port to my wireless router (Linksys wireless-N broadband router WRT160Nv2).

Although the computer shows that there is a local area connection, I have no access to the internet. I have two other computers connected to the wireless router the same way and they both work fine (seeing as they both run on windows 7).

If anyone has any suggestions on where I should start, I would greatly appreciate any and all help.

Thanks in advance,

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  1. check the TCP/IP settings of the network card and make sure it is set to automatic and does not have any static entries.
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