internet explorer not recognizing wireless connection
Posted on 2004-10-03
I've recently bought a new sony laptop with a built in wireless lan. Until now, I've only ever connected my laptops with a dial-up connection, so I've absolutely no experience with this...
My employer works out of a mobile office and has set up a wireless access point so we could all access the internet while at work. All of my colleagues, using w-lan cards, have had no problems connecting.
My Vaio, when I turn on the w-lan switch, finds the connection with no problem, tells me I'm connected and that I have an excellent signal strength, but when I open Internet Explorer, it tells me it can't locate the page while off-line, and asks would I like to connect, giving me the option of my dial-up connections,compuserve or AOL, not seeming to acknowledge that the wireless connection exists...
I've tried everything I can think of, with admittedly not much of a knowledge base in the area, in Internet Options, Connection Settings, etc....