Pls Help! Begginer, Networking/Internet problem, almost there! :)
I am running Mandrivia 2007 Free edition on my desktop. I am connecting to my router through a USB wireless device 802.11g. Mandrivia had no problem recognizing it and i set up all the stuff. I can now see my router and am getting a signal strength (85-95%). It says it is connected however when i try to launch a page in any browser nothing loads. My gateway and ip address are correct. I have been playing around with it now for a day and cant work out what could be wrong. My router is 3com ADSL Wireless 11g Firewall Router (1m old). I have my firewall disabled and do not have to connect with a wep encryption key. There are other pcs on the network connecting to the router running windows. Do I have to change something on my router or upload something for it to recognize linux or something? Or am I just missing something on my network settings.
I tried Ubuntu earlier with my laptop. also could not figue out the wirless. However i got internet to work by running a lan cable from my desktop (wirless, windows) to my laptop.
Once i get this to work I will finally stop using windows (bit sick of it).
Thank you in advance for your support!
With kind regards