"you are connected to the Access point but the Internet cannot be found"
Let me see if I can explain this (apparently, scanning other posts for fixes, common) problem simply. I see dozens of posts out there relating similar connection problems and messages (specifically with Linksys adaptors) but none seem to hit the nail on the head as to what the fix is (assuming we all have the same problem.)
I am trying to add a PC running Windows 98 SE wirelessly to a home network. The access point is a Linksys WRT54G wireless router (that is working great with two other XP machines both wireless and hardwired.) On the W98 machine I have installed a Linksys WUSB11 v2.6 USB wireless adaptor. After some fiddling (with WEP codes and the Monitoring Utiliry Sofware, etc.) I have established a wireless connection to the access point but as the messager above indicates, I cannot get to the Internet.
The W98 machine does connect perfectly when hardwired to the router via the NIC and cable - seamless network AND Internet access. Only the wireless connection fails to fiind the Internet.
Steps I have taken. During an hour online with Linksys Tech Chat we tried the following:
- Release & Renew the adaptor configurations using WINIPCFG (no change)
- assigning static IP Address to the PC using Networking in Control Panel
- Verifying the WEP code
- specifying the Router's Gateway, DNS, and the IP Address and subnet in Networking And in the Adaptor setup.
and we still got the same result: an excellent wireless connection to the router but unable to access the Internet.
I know this is a trivial fix and I expect that I have seen it before in all my PC fiddling and know I will kick myself when we fiigure it out. But for the moment I am stumped.
any suggestions? Many thanks