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Desktop wireless internet problems

If this question is already answered somewhere else, I'm sorry. Please point me to that post.

We have a desktop with windows XP that is located downstairs from our modem and Linksys WRT100 Ranger Plus wireless router. On the desktop we have a Linksys compact wireless-G USB adapter.
Although the Network connection status reads that the signal strength is excellent, I am not able to get onto the internet from my desktop.

My laptop connects to the wireless internet with no problem and I have already checked to see that the two computers are not sharing an IP address. The default gateway, and DNS servers all seem to have the right numbers.

In the past, even when we were able to get on the internet, the connection was often hit or miss and always slow.

I have no idea what to do or what my problem might be.
I will do a dance if someone can help me.
Thanks.

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  • emonty202 Mar 02, 2008

    Thank you for the suggestion but unfortunately we have tried that . . . more than once, to no avail.

    Generally, we will somehow get the computer to work (sometimes by re-loading all the linksys software) but by the next day there will be no access. We think there must be some setting on the desktop which is stopping us from having access.

    Any clues to if this might be the case?

  • 011dzb Mar 08, 2008

    We have the Linksys G-Broadband Router she that our daughter can get an internet connection in her room from the computer in our room. The signal is strong, but she still can't get on the internet. We unpluged everything and waited the suggested time and then pluged it back in, but its still not working. She used it for several months and now there's she can log onto the internet.

  • fritz13 Mar 15, 2008

    I basically have the same problem although after 2 years of the router working, I'm running into "no internet access" problems. I push the reset button on the back of the router and this seems to work for a short period of time. I have unplugged everything, plugged it all back in and this seems to work a short period of time but then I get kicked off again.



    Is my router causing the problem and should it be replaced?

    thank you,

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The same happened to me, I just unplugged the router and plug it again, and i got internet access.

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