I have setup a wireless 54G lan in my house with the linksys router, DSL modem and pc(win2K) upstairs. I have a Win2k laptop with wireless 54G pcmcia card in it and downstairs another Win2K PC. Up to now all was working perfectly well....... Until I rebuilt the machine downstairs with WIN XP. I am no expert on WIN XP but it seems to have detected my wireless lan card and configured it - the status says its enabled and signal strength is excellent.
However I cannot connect to the Internet or to any other PC in the house.
Ipconfig /all on the winXP machine reveals the following
Windows 2000 IP Configuration
I believed the WinXp setup should have picked up the router and obtained an IP address from it but that does not appear to be the case. I even tried uninstalling the card and starting from scratch. The funny thing is when I "View Available Wireless Networks" it picks up linksys1 which is my router
How can I get this machine to see the outside world ? What am I not doing ????