I have a compaq preserio v2000 laptop, and a linksys wrtn1500 or something. i also have 2 desktop computers running wired to the laptop.
when i use the laptop wirelessly, it connects to the router, passes security, and works flawlessly. it's been great for months. today one of my desktop's crashed, and i wanted to recover some data onto the laptop. i thought it would be faster to wire it to the network for data transfer rates, so i pressed the button and wireless turned off. i plugged it in, and it connected to the router as well. i can see the entire network with it, all my shared files, etc, but cannot go on the internet using IE6.
this makes me completely lost. i cannot ping google.com, but i can log into the router and see that the router status is online. the second desktop i'm on still has full internet access, yet is still on teh same network and can share files with the laptop. i'm sure the problem is with the laptop. what should i do to check it?