Hi. I bought a Linksys Broadband Router today and have a problem. My desktop computer is connected to the new router and works fine. I have a Dell laptop, however, that I would like to use wireless. I created my "network" and set up the security; it worked fine when I accessed it from the laptop. I even had to key in the security code, and was able to connect. The icon in the bottom right corner says I'm connected with excellent strength. I was able to update my virus protection, accessing the internet through the software (?). Everything seems to work properly....until I bring up Internet Explorer. It tries to bring up my front page (Yahoo), but I get the old "Cannot find server - - The page cannot be displayed" error. Any website I try to go to gets the same error, unless I work offline. The Linksys software, when copying the data from the desktop PC to the laptop, accessed the internet and I got the following message: "Congratulations! Your wireless home network has been set up successfully. NetSet Assistant has successfully configured your wireless adapter and has verified that a wireless connection exists." I have the bubble at the bottom that says "Wireless Network Connection is now connected," so I believe it is actually connected, but I can't get it to work with Explorer. I went to the Microsoft website and downloaded a Guided Help program, which came back with a message to talk to my ISP provider. I don't know how to make Explorer work!
The only question I have about the actual router is this: If a wireless connection is made, does one of the lights on the router come on, or is that only ones hooked up directly? Because at the moment, only the first light (desktop PC) is on.
I would appreciate any suggestions anyone might have. I have looked quite a bit under Tools-Internet Options-Connections, but I'm a bit of a novice and don't know what the proper settings should be. I have used the laptop in a company that had their own server, and it worked at home when I could find a local user that was unsecured, but I don't know if there are settings from the old company that need to be removed (or where to find those settings). Thanks for any help that can be provided.