I purchased a DWL-5000AP access point and a DWL-A650 card from Dlink. I have a PC running Win2K and a laptop with Win ME. I connect both to a Gigafast EE400RP Router which also shares my printer. That is connected to my Broadband Modem. All was well until I introduced Wireless.
I got the Access Point configure on my network with an IP in my network and mask. The default gateway I pointed to the router. (this is the setup on the laptop and PC for wired ethernet) The router feeds DHCP to the 2 computers.
I plugged in the Wireless card into the ME laptop and the loaded the drivers. Then I loaded the monitor software. I made sure the configuration for the card (Control Panel|802.11 settings) was the same as the AP.
I was able to connect with no problems signal wise. (distance 4 feet)
From the laptop, I can ping the other PC, the Access Point, the Router, the gateway of my ISP and a Yahoo! IP. I was not able to ping Yahoo by name.
Also, I can access shares on the Win2K machine (wired) with no trouble. I opened files on them.
I was NOT able to:
get email on the laptop.
connect to any ftp site
connect to any website by name OR by IP.
print to the shared printer
telnet to an IP on port 80.
access shares on the laptop FROM the wired PC.
I have ruled out the PCMCIA card as I have 2 that do the exact same thing. I have never had problems with the router, so I temporarily ruled that out. I am not ruling out ME or the Access Point. I plan to bring another laptop home from work with 2000 or XP and test.
Oh, and I have changed ports on the router and cables, so it shouldn't be that as they were known good.
HELP!!!! 500 points for a working solution. I'd make it more if I could. I am baffled.