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Windows xp wont connect to internet


im using virgin broadband with a d-link dir-301 router, and on my pc I am using the d-link supplied dongle.

On my macbook and iphone and other peoples laptops etc they can connect fine to the wireless, but with my pc it wont connect.

I can sometimes find the router in my network list, sometimes not. When I try to connect to it whenever it is listed, it connects to the network, but not to the internet.

If i try to repair the connection, it doesnt work, and disables the network connection through the dongle, and any attempt to 'enable this network device' fails straight away.

I have gone into advanced wireless settings and added a preferred network, but this doesnt help.

When I try things again and try to connect, it just sits on the screen - 'waiting for network', then says 'aquiring network address;, showing a low signal, and at that point it stays there, but still isnt connected!

Please help!!

Im running:
windows xp service pack 2
1.85ghz amd athlon xp
nvidia nf7-s2 nforce

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Please check you LAN settings on your router (DNS) - usually it is (assigned by provider)
Make sure your PC is using DHCP (TCP/IP properties -> Obtain IP Address Automatically & Obtain DNS server address automatically). Try "ipconfig /all" at others computers and compare with your PC (look at gateway & DNS). See if you can ping gateway and then outside address.

p.s. To access your router open Internet Explorer and enter
If it is not working, check the default gateway address on working computer and use it instead.

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