Have 3 wirless laptops connecting to a Linksys Wirless G Router - DNS?
Posted on 2006-11-21
Hello Experts. Here's my question: I have 3 wireless laptops at home all connected wirelessly to a Linksys router. All 3 of these laptops have been rebuilt. (Fresh Wn XP Pro Sp2) I have WEP encryption enabled on the router and have the key. On 2 of the laptops I entered the key and away they went. Worked just fine. On the third I entered the key and could ping the router, enter the configuration of the router, and see other machines connected to the router (the other 2 laptops). However I could not get to the internet. I called Linksys and they asked me to enter a specific DNS server. I entered 188.8.131.52 and now I am able to see the internet. So my actual question is: Why could I not just enter the WEP key and go to the internet like the others. The only thing different on this machine is I have Netgear VPN client software installed. (But I don’t see why this would cause a problem - but it may) Thanks!!