Hi- I'm trying to connect my old laptop, an ACER running Windows XP, wirelessly to my modem/router(Technicolor Gateway), so that I know it will work when I take it traveling next week. I have a connection, but am not able to get on the internet. ipconfig /all shows:
Ethernet Adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Description: Intel blah blah
Physical Address: 00-1C-BF-06-43-32
DHCP Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address: 169.254.171.183
Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway: (blank)
So it doesn't see the default gateway. I copied it from this laptop I'm typing on(DELL running Windows 7), added 192.168.1.254 as the default gateway on he ACER, and that doesn't work. I can ping www.google.com
from the Dell, but not from the Acer.
On the Acer, I also can't get to 192.168.1.254, the router. That's about all the troubleshooting I can do on my own, any suggestions? Thanks!