I just got a sony viao with built-in Wifi. It says I have excellent connection to wireless newtworks (from my home, from school, from coffee shops, etc) but when I am unable to access the internet or use my outlook express or aol. What is going on?
RUNNING Windows XP Pro.
Yes I have IP numbers. Checked them all too. Tried going to MS-Dos and releasing all, and resetting, still nothing. I have tried with and without firewalls enabled and nothing. I have tried accessing the internet from places where I know I have access-like on campus. Even on campus, they say I have all my IP addresses and everything correct and they can see me on the network yet I cannot use internet or aol or outlook.
Also a quick check would be to ping another computer that is on the same network. If you are getting an IP form that network you should be able to ping another computer. The other thing would be to insure you are setup for DCHP and your DNS is learned automatically. Next time you are at school go to the cmd prompt and type "ipconfig /all" and compare that with another persons "working" machine and see if everything matches. The IP's wont match but should be in the same IP range.