I have a small home network using a LinkSys WRT300N wireless Router and a DSL connection from a local ISP.I have two laptops and one desktop connected via wireless and two desktops connected by ethernet to the LinkSys router. Problem; one desktop (client's hooked up to my home network from my workbench) cannot connect to the Internet. It has a vaild IP (ipconfig /all confirmed). Window XP firewall is off. I can ping the node from the other wired desktop. I even tried to give the workstation a static IP address, still cannot connect to the Internet. According to Network Connections, I am connected to both "Internet Gateway" and "LAN orHigh-Speed Internet".
Steps I have taken:
1. Shut down all workstations and unplugged both the LinkSys Router and the DSL Modem for 5 minutes. 2. Reset the LinkSys router. 3. Restarted both wired workstations and turned off Windows Firewall on the problem workstation. 4. Removed and PNP reinstalled the NIC in System Hardware. 5. Uninstalled and reinstalled Internet Explorer. 6. Installed Mozilla Firefox. 7. Rebooted problem workstations several times. 8. Pinged the problem workstation several times. 9. Released and renewed the IP address several times. 10. Checked the Internet Gateway Status which shows packets both sent and received.
What am I missing? The only variable that I am not sure about is the two laptops have VISTA, the wireless desktop has XP sp3, the working wired desktop has XP sp3 and the problem workstation has XP Home Edition sp2.
I am frustrated and so is my client. Your help will be appreciated.