I feel like a dummy asking this, but I can't find the setting that fixes my problem. I have a Vista PC, which has always been hardwired into the network with no problems. I recently upgraded to a new Win7 PC, and had the 'old' vista machine sitting nearby. When I needed files from it, I just plugged it back into the router.
I have now just moved this machine into another room for the kids to use. It has a built-in wireless g with an external (small) antenna. So, I've attached the antenna and am able to detect the network from the Vista machine and connect to it, but for some reason it is not allowing access to the internet. It's logging into the network correctly with a very long pre-shared key, but it only has access type as 'local' when I view network properties. I can't find any way to switch this to 'internet' as it is stated on my other hardlined PCs. I have two other notebooks which have no issues like this over the wireless, so I'm a bit stumped.
Any easy solutions or properties to check to enable full internet access (I will install Open DNS before the kids go crazy)? I just don't understand why it would work fine when plugged in to the same network. And I'd rather not buy a separate wireless card (although N would be a much better connection).
thanks for any advice.