Originally Posted by ajk23az
The wireless adapter doesn't seem to be working. When I go into network connections it says it is connected to my WIFI but when i go into properties, the ip address, subnet mask, and default gateway are all empty and it isn't transmitting any signals.
I am able to connect an ethernet cable directly from the modem to the laptop and gain access to the internet.
When you say the IP address, subnet, and gateware are all empty do you mean they are set to receive DHCP or are they just empty? Make sure in properties they are checked to receive an IP via DHCP.
Once your set for DHCP I want to see what IP it is receiving. Go to the command prompt (in XP it's in the menu under accessories or system tools, I believe). Type "ipconfig all" without the ". If you receive a 169.x.x.x number then it's not getting an IP from the router. Othewise you should be receiving IP info from the router.
Another possibilities that I've seen is that the router may not have enough IP's for all the devices attached. Make sure the IP range on the router has enough available IP's for all your devices. This probably isn't it but I've seen it happen before.
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