I've got an old Compaq Armada E500 notebook which has an internal network card, I want to network it when it is away from my desk. It is running Windows 98SE (not powerful enough for anything more modern)
I have a Belkin Wireless ADSL modem/router.
When the notebook is connected to the router by cable everything works correctly, I can access other PCs and the internet no problem.
When I try and use the Wireless LAN Card (Safecom 802.11g based on Texas Instruments chip set) it can see the network but will not use it. No ping on the router, "xxx is not accessible" on accessing other PC's, timeout on internet access.
If I go into My Computer and disable the internal network card everything works fine.
If the network cable and the wireless card are both in then everything works fine but the traffic seems to be just on the cable.
I've tried setting the internal IP addresses of the network cards to different numbers and this will sometimes allow access to other PCs but will not allow access to the internet ever
I suspect that when both cards are enabled the system is still trying to route everything through the cable network even when no cable is connected.
I don't particularly want to keep having to disable the internal NIC as this means it is not useable by other members of the family.
-- Pete diving 'at' melbourne 'dot' me 'dot' uk