My computer will not connect to the internet on my home wireless router
Posted on 2007-03-30
I have a Dell XPS M170 laptop with a wireless internet connection to a Netgear WGR614 v6 wireless router. I have a Dell XPS desktop computer networked to it by wire. They both use the Netgear to connect to the Westell model 6100 DSL router. This internet connection was set up with the software on the laptop. This network is a workgroup based one using Windows XP Pro. I use this setup at the office.
I have recently gotten DSL cable run into my home at another location. I am trying to use my laptop to access the internet through another wireless connection to a Linksys WRT54-G wireless router connected to a Motorola DSL Modem. I know I have the internet working to the modem because the installation guy had it on his computer. There is another Linksys WRT54-G wireless router in the vacinity because I can connect to it and access the internet through it. It seems to have the same default IP configuration as mine. I cannot access my router because the other one seems to be overidding it.
I have tried to directly hook up the ethernet cable from the modem and still cannot access the internet even though my connection shows that it is up and running. I sometimes get a message that a file is curupt because it cannot share the same IP address.
Can someone tell me how I can straighten this all out with so many variables happening at one time