Linksys wireless adapter communicating with access point but not with Internet
Posted on 2004-10-03
I have a wired network. I just installed a LinkSys Access Point ...installation appears to have gone ok. It is connected to my SOHO firewall/router. Then I installed a LinkSys Wireless network adapter in my notebook PC. The "signal" and "quality" status are both "very good". But it says "You are connected to the access point, but the internet cannot be found." And indeed, I can't access the internet OR any of the other computers in my network.
The SSID and WEP settings match those of the AP. The SOHO box is configured to enable DHCP on my trusted network, with address range 192.168.111.100 to 192.168.111.105. The LinkSys AP is assigned 192.168.111.103 by the SOHO box, and I can access its settings just fine through that IP. BUT ... if I look at the settings for the adapter in my notebook, it has an IP address of 169.254.194.233 ... I have no idea how this is getting set. The tcp/ip properties are set to "Obtain an IP address automatically" ... so it should be getting an address from my SOHO box so that it's part of my trusted network ... I think ... but it isn't.
I'm very confused ... HELP!
I'm running Windows 2000 Professional; Norton Antivirus (but NOT Norton Internet Security). Important to note that for my "wired" network, all pc's are configured to just "assign an IP address automatically" and they all work just fine. And once again, the wireless pc can't see the internet OR my trusted (wired) network.