I'm a Bell Sympatico customer (unfortunately) and have a 2wire 2701HG-G modem/router broadcasting wireless-G to 2 laptops and wired to 1 desktop.
The wired PC internet works just fine and the newer Vista laptop with integrated wifi card works just fine, but the older Inspiron 1100 WinXP SP2 with a PCMCIA Linksys WPC54G card cannot access the internet.
It detects the signal from the router and connects to it just fine, but cannot access the internet. I've downloaded the latest PCMCIA card drivers from Linksys and tried fiddling with router & network settings as much as I know how (eg. changing the signal channels, changing the encryption modes, disabling all firewalls, etc.) No luck yet.
I know the PCMCIA card is good, I was using it a few days ago on this very laptop connecting to a Linksys router with no issues whatsoever.
Any suggestions? Perhaps there is some setting on the 2701HG-G router that isn't right?