Maybe this is a silly question , but after resetting the router , did you re-enter all your connection details ( user name , password and other essential connection details ? I assume you are using Vista as you say " local only " ( although it shouldn't make any difference what OS you use when setting a router up ) but it might help to know . What make and model is the wireless router and who are you connecting to ...? ps . my desktop that I am on now says " local only " but obviously IS connected to the Internet , but it often does that !