msie5 settings with wireless router
Posted on 2002-07-23
Trying to set up a wireless cable network. Will try to give you all the right info the first time. Not a hardware person.
computer1 (his) win98, 333P toshiba laptop, 32megs ram
computer2 (mine) winME 1.5p sony 512 megs ram
The problem is with his computer.
His computer works from the cablemodem.
When I plug in the router, the computer slows down and the browsers practically won't work at all. I started with Netscape but somebody recommended MSIE. But now, when MSIE5 opens, it comes up with a window that wants you to work offline. You have to keep repeatedly closing the window or trying to connect. It's like msie can't find the connection. Both browsers are slooow.
I hope I just have to adjust the msie settings.
Somewhere Google said that, in the LAN settings, I should choose "Use Automatic Configuration". It is now set to choose automatically. Don't know which is right, or what the automatic config wwould be.
I don't understand what's going on and I don't know how to troubleshoot. The router people (Siemens 2624 and USB adapter on my computer) won't help with a browser issue. The laptop was my son's and the original disks are gone and I'm always afraid to do to much because i don't want to mess things up beyond repair. Also i don't understand much about hardware.
Would appreciate any ideas or step by step instructions! Thanks,