Okay so my desktop with a refurb D-Link DWL-G510 all of a sudden won't talk to the Linksys WCG200 wireless router we have here. This is the weird thing. The WCG200 has always had the problem of random 10-minute interval dropouts, but yesterday, the desktop completely bit the dust concerning connectivity.
This is the weird thing. The laptop I'm using has a Ralink 802.11g MiniPCI built into it, and it gets its IP/DHCP/Subnet through the Linksys router all resolved nice and dandy to something like 66.250.204.x but the desktop keeps resorting to the local 192.168.0.15. Aren't wireless routers by default supposed to reserve the pool of 192.168 addresses for its internal WLAN and use one internet IP for the other side?
There are up to 5 of us using the internet at the same time, and with no real problems except for my desktop. The thing is, the 'connected clients' listing in the router setup shows ONLY the WLAN-only desktop, not the WAN-connected clients. Why would this be?
When the connection died, the desktop simply stopped working right all of a sudden... I made no network changes of any kind. I've selected DHCP to try to manually assign, then revert to automatically select address... both of them are no go.
Why would a router assign one network adapter an internal address and keep it on the internal network, while letting everyone else access the outside? Is there a TCP/IP setting that could "let it out" like everyone else?