Hi I have had a wireless router connected to the network port on my computer for some time. Now I have put a network adaptor in a second computer and am trying to connect. I have had some success and the two computers can send e-mails to each other. However the second computer cannot access the internet. I get the message in internet explorer: connecting.... But it doesn't. What do I do now?
Fruit Bat Thanks. I have switched off the Windows Defender firewall but this has not solved the problem. The only antivirus on that machine is AVG free. I have switched off something called Resident Shield. I still have the problem. Wow is me!
Fruit Bat Yes, it is wireless. I have put in the security key. The little thing in the bottom right hand corner (!) says signal strength excellent, status connected. e-mails come and go. I set up the connection using the program that came with the Edimax adaptor. If I go to Choose Wireless Network in Windows, I get ""Windows cannot configure the wireless connection. If you enabled another program to manage the wireless connection use that program. Is that any help?
Fruit Bat Thanks. I'll switch resident shield back on although I guess until I get an internet connection I probably won't get a virus! I'm not on Vista. I have switched off the windows XP fire wall in security centre already but I still have the problem. woodchip. Thanks I'll try that.