Venuscat2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 478 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1404 times:
I'm hoping someone can help me out here.
I have my computer connected by Ethernet to my DSL modem, and it works fine. (I just fire up internet explorer and go)
I also have my modem (Actiontec 54 Mbps wireless DSL gateway) set up for its wireless function. I am able to connect my computer to it and I am getting a very strong signal, but I am not able to surf the web (the computer acts as if it is not getting an internet connection, even though it is).
I have had this problem many times before at hotels, and have never been able to figure it out. I have, however, been able to get it working immediately at a local coffee shop, so I'm really not sure what the problem is.
I am using Windows 98, and have tried:
Releasing and Renewing the IP Address
The "never dial a connection" box is checked in my internet settings
All of the boxes in the LAN settings are unchecked.
I'd appreciate it if someone with expertise in this area could assist me.