Re: Wireless Networking
Go into the device manager and uninstall your wireless access card. (If its not plug and play make sure you have the drivers for it), reinstall it. Also, do you have a cordless phone in the same room as the router? No matter what the frequency of the cordless phone it can mask the wirless signal if the cordless phone is emitting a strong enough signal. Usually it wont mask the signal completly but it's something to look into.
Also your setup seems weird? Most cable modems allow one pc to hook up to it. So the setup you should have is both computers attached to the router, and the router attached to the modem.
If all else fails, attach the labtop to the router using an ethernet cable so you can get internet, contact support, and often you can allow them to take over your computer and they'll configure it for you.
Nate, MAC address filtering allows certain computers to connect to the network, but if you can't pick up a wireless signal that won't do much. Also MAC address filtering should always be used in combination with a WEP key, because MAC address filtering on it's own is not an extremly effective measurment of security.
Of course most people won't bother finding a security flaw in MAC filtering and move on to takign over someone elses network, it's still not entirely secure.
I just had another idea. Have you ever been able to wirelessly connect to the internet? Double check all of your mac addresses, perhaps you incorrectly entered in the wrong MAC address for your labtop. that would explain why you cant connect to the interweb :-p.
Also, this should be in the networking/dns section.
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