Devices are Dynex WGPNBC PcCard and Linksys WRT54GS Router.
Also have a desktop computer with wire connection to the Linksys.
The desktop connects to internet OK; has been working OK for months.
My brother installed the Linksys in order to use his notebook wirelessly when he visits me. We verified everything including wireless internet on his notebook. No configuration changes have been made to the Linksys since the initial installation.
My notebook is IBM380XD with Win98SE. Newly-installed Dynex WLAN card functions OK; Win98SE Device Manager recognizes Dynex PcCard by name says "This device is working properly". The Dynex configuration application shows that wireless connection has been established between Linksys and Dynex. The "Power" and "Link" LED's are both illuminated on the Dynex PCcard. Signal strength 83%. Network name (my brother created the name) is correct. WirelessG w/WPA. Entered password. Everything looks good.
But Internet Explorer says "page unavailable" when I try to connect to internet.
I am a networking newbie, but here are some info that may be relevant or not. My installed Network Components are TCP/IP, and 'Client for MS networks'. The Dynex userguide says install IPX/SPX and NETBEUI protocol, but I didn't install, because my limited research says these protocols are for communication among computers on the network, and not involved with internet connection. Could this prevent internet connection? Also, browsing through Network Components I find 'IEEE 802.1X' (provider is MDC) protocol on the menu. Do I need to install it for internet connection?
I try to keep unnecessary things to a minimum on this very basic computer.
http://dynexproducts..._UserManual.pdf is userguide for the Dynex card, with details about how to change configurations.
OK maybe too much information or not enough information. Any help is greatly appreciated. I don't know what to do next, or even where should I be tweaking things, or is this beyond Win98SE capability?
Edited by jonnyquest, 28 February 2008 - 11:34 PM.