Originally Posted by SVupON1
I am in the IT-A/V integration feild also... win 98 and compaq PII is really not good for this application here. Wireless internet really wasn't designed for networking...or networking..NT4.0 wasn't much better.. Win 2000 pro was when they decided to start getting into the correct way of networking and wireless configs which even then you have to do alot of configuring. Win XP works the best for this type of application...almost everything is already configured for you..just plug and play. The PII really can't handle all the processes for all this...your best bet is to invest in a P4 or even a used (newer) PIII. I won't get into ipconfig, ping, dma, ip addys and all that right now.
I know this sounds dumb, but when troubleshooting, its best to start at square 1:
Are your connections form the PC to the router correct?
Have you tried just connecting directly to the modem to enure your NIC (Network Interface Card) decided to go on the fritz as well? If it works and you can connect to the internet, I suggest the following:
check on the Linksys wep page for support notes and/or perhaps firmware downloads for your router. However, your PC seems the one to be having the issues, but its still a good idea to check out their tech notes.
Are you running the latest version of Windows 2000? (ie what service pack is currently installed?) There could have been some IP settings that are not recognized between your new router and your PC.
Regardless of what some people say, you still can get some support and updates for Windows 2K click here
to check it out. I beieve the new Service Pack 4 is available for free via download.
My personal suggestion: If you can afford it, keep your machines uniformed and upgrade to XP on your one Compaq. There are security and stability features you are missing out on, plus the free mass support and updates Microsoft offers with XP.
I hope this all helps out.
with all that and hopefully one of these soloutions that everyone has suggested works.