I have a wacko problem that no one can figure out.
I have cable internet. Works fine if I plug a single computer to it. I bought a Linksys Router WRT300N model. It does 802.11 b,g, and Draft N. Anyhow, I am not using the N part b/c I don't have any N wireless nics.
I have 3 computers. Desktop 1 is a XP SP2 desktop using a linksys wireless PCI nic. It sees the network fine, and I can connect using the WPA key, but the NIC never gets assigned an IP address. However, if I manually put in an IP address, gateway, and DNS servers, it works fine, except that I can't connect to a few websites including Google. most other sites connect fine.
The 2nd computer is a new dell laptop with XP sp2 with an internal wireless NIC. The NIC gets an IP address fine and connects to most sites, but still no Google. Windows firewall is off but still no google. I have even flushed the DNS to no avail.
The 3rd computer is a new dell laptop exactly like #2 with an internal wireless NIC. It gets Google and everything else fine.
All is well if I plug the any of the computers via patch cables into one of the 4 ports. They get Google fine that way.
Anyone every come across this problem or can suggest anything to try? I can't find any config differences between the 2 laptops that might allow one to get to google and one not to.