Soon, real soon now I'll update the forum sticky with a note about how others hijack and interfere with WEP (protected?) wifi.
Now try it per our forum sticky:
1. Router defaults.
2. SSID broadcasting.
3. WPA and WPA2 if your gear works with it.
I recently installed a new hard drive in my dell inspirion e1405 laptop and I can no longer connect to the internet wirelessly using the Linksys WRT54G v2. When I use ethernet it works. It says I am connected to the network. I punched in the WEP key and I am connected. I power cycled my cable modem, laptop and router several times. I followed these linksys suggestions:
Checking the IP Address of the PC
Checking the Wireless Settings on a Linksys Router
Disabling Computer's Firewall
Disabling Proxy Settings
Pinging the Router
Pinging the Internet
and it still isn't working. I downloaded the firmware and that did not work. I am using XP MCE 2005. I updated the driver for my dell wireless card several times and also deleted it from the device manager and rebooted. Still nothing. Also right clicked on the connection icon and clicked repair several times.
Anyone have an idea?