I have a curious problem of being unable to accessing the Internet despite having no problems connecting to my wireless access point. Identical settings using a direct ethernet connection poses no problem. I wonder whether this is a known issue and wonder whether anyone can offer a solution.
I access my ADSL line via a D-Link DSL504 router to which a Linksys Wireless54g wireless access point is connected. Wireless access is secured using a WPA-PSK encryption key protocol. My Toshiba Protege R150 notebook runs Windows XP Home Edition and connects to the wireless access point without any problem. TCP/IP is set to obtain IP address and DNS server automatically. The ipconfig command shows that my notebook has been automatically assigned the IP address 169.254.182.136 with the subnet mask 255.255.0.0. Nothing is assigned for the default gateway or DNS.
If I switch off my wireless device and connect my notebook directly using an ethernet cable, it goes straight through. Ipconfig then reports an IP address of 192.168.0.8 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and the default gateway 192.168.0.1. These are all the right numbers.
Now I thought I could solve the problem by directly punching these values into the alternate configuration tab under the TCP/IP properties. No! I still cannot access the internet via the wireless access point! Frustration!!!
The strange things is that I do not have these problems with my ASUS notebook running Win2K. I used Linksys notebook wireless adaptor and set it up in minutes. Of course, with Win2K I have to load the Linksys driver on the notebook. Is this a peculiar WinXP problem?
I find this very curious. Has anyone come across this before? I suspect someone must have been. If so, can you point me to the right direction. If not, can you offer some suggestions?
Most grateful for all your help.