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Help connecting to Internet

Hi.  Alienware laptop running XP Home Ver 2002 SP1 - problem: using a cisco system card to reach Linksys wireless network (not the problem) I have the wireless netwirk connection - but can't reach the internet - When i view networks - I don't see a internet gateway icon (not sure if thats the problem.  So I went into command mode and ran a ping to my router and received an error code 2 unable to contact IP driver.  My isp is optonline.net and all my other machines are working properly.  I've even done a compare of the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) setting from one that communicates to the affected laptop.  Any suggestions?  Do i need the Internet gateway to connect and if so - I do I install it?

Thanks,

Joe
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chilternPCCommented:
your IP is automatically allocated from the router?(control panel - network connections - double click - thne right click on the wirelss icon and select properties)
is the wireless encrypted? have you entered the key if it is?  (WEP, 64, 128 or something else etc.. make sure its the same as the router)

the other PCs are on the same router?
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ilieczCommented:
It seems that your computer suffers from a Winsock corruption. Because this is usually related to viruses/mallware you should check if your computer is clean.
This article might be helpful.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259
After solving this problem you might want to consider upgrading to Service Pack 2
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chilternPCCommented:
"It seems that your computer suffers from a Winsock corruption"
how did you work that out ?
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ilieczCommented:
Because of the error message. And a similar issue was posted here some time ago.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21586870.html
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chilternPCCommented:
Cool - I usually use  Winsockfix from here:
http://winsockfix.en.softonic.com
to reconstruct thestack.
but I agree I would actually upgrade to SP2 and then sort out the internet problem.
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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