|Trying to get computer to connect to internet. The |
computer has an onboard lan: Intel Pro/100 VE Network
Connection (part no. 0004A0-002). Has its own support
software installed. Ran all self tests and all passed.
BTW, I searched about 5 pages back and could not find
identical problem. Found similar but not identical
The lan is hardwired to a Linksys WRT54GS. Currently
have two PCs and a MAC connected wirelessly to router.
All work fine. Previous XP pro machine was hardwired and
had no problems. All settings are automatic. IP adress is
set to be obtained automatically. The dell pc in question,
does in fact obtain an ip adress that is in range of the
router's settings. It obtains 192.168.1.105 or something
between 101 and 105. I disabled all fire walls in windows
as well as in the router. Still nothing. The network
connection says it is connected but cannot / will not
Bought a USB wireless adapter thinking the ethernet
controller could be damaged. THe wireless adapter
connected to the home network assigned an IP adress but
still no internet. Tried IE and Firefox. All set to automatic
IP adresses, Just like all other computers in house.
This Dell has been sitting idle for about 2 yrs. Last was
connected to verizon dsl. I thought when I first booted it
up and disabled the dial up networking from previous and
setup a lan connection, I though the internet worked. But
it may have been a cached page. IDK, I did not go very far.
I am ready to toss this dell into the fire place. This is my
roomate's PC and he has no internet access now. (He was
using my old pc that I took back.)
Please help if you can.