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Problem Connecting to existing Wireless LAN

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Hi

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

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : precedent2
        Primary DNS Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : unknown
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 13:

 Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
 Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Wireless-G PCI Adapter
 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-41-14-CC-3E
 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
 Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration  IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103
 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

ipconfig /all on the laptop that can connect to the internet reveals the following
Windows 2000 IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : IEM00051
        Primary DNS Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 13:
 Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
 Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Wireless-G Notebook Adapter
 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-41-2E-5F-8C
 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
 Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103
 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 194.168.4.100
                                     194.168.8.100
 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 23 March 2004 20:00:18
 Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 24 March 2004 12:40:18


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 ????
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