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XP laptop connects to router, but connection doesn't work

I have one computer that seems to connect to my wireless network with non problem, but then can't successfully do anything with the connection. This computer runs Windows XP, Service Pack 2. I have connected multiple other computers, running both XP and Vista, to my wireless network without problem. This particular computer finds and connects to the network (and even shows up on the DCHP client list in the router interface viewed from another computer), but is unable to load any web pages or even load the router interface. This same computer connects to other wireless networks and Wi-Fi zones without problem. I thouroughly baffled as to why this one computer seems to have a problem communicatging with this one network.

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First thing you may want to check on will be from your computer.

since you are using windows XP just browse for the available wireless network then click on "Change the Order of Preferred network", once you are in, remove the Belkin SSID from the list and other networks that has to do something with Belkin.

Next step is to changing the SSID and the channel of your router and get it encrypted. Start with WEP, and once you have it connected, work your way up to WPA to get more security. just make sure that your XP has the WPA patch, but since you have SP2, you may have it on.

hope this helps out. if you have other questiosn just lemme know.

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