System information: Router: WTG54G Wireless adapter: Belkin 802.11g Network adapter OS: Windows XP Computer: Dell model of some sort Browser: Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7
I have two problems
- I am receiving signal from the router. I have run the Linksys EasyConnect tool -- it worked the first time I established the connection between this computer and this router -- and it says that everything should be ready to go. Nonetheless, I am not able to surf the Internet unless I use my dial-up service (using cable to my cell phone, connected to computer via USB port). I also can't connect to any Instant Messenger services. (And, yes, the Internet service is running.)
I don't know if issues Nos. 1 and 2 are connected, but I think they may be because ...
- When my wireless last worked, on Friday, I had this prompt popping up every several minutes asking me if I wanted to connect to the Internet with a dial-up connection. If I clicked no, the Web page would time out. It would interfere only with the Web pages I was trying to get to when this message came up. At other points, I would be able to surf just fine. Now, this message pops up occasionally, mainly when I try to connect to a Web page without connected via dial-up.
The main thing I don't understand is why I can't connect to the Internet. To me it sounds like something simple is wrong, as if I contracted a virus or someone is running my computer remotely. Any ideas? I have WEP turned on, and I run Windows and Zone Alarm (free) firewalls.
TIA for any help!