have you tried to connect without the router?
My broadband router is connected, and the icon on system tray is flashing saying there is a good connection, but I can't connect to my email server orthe web, it says the site can't be found. (am using a dial up connection at the moment) I rebooted my Netgear modem, still nothing, I don't know what else to do. I disabled Windows firewall connection. Its exactly the same on my desktop as on laptop (laptop is wireless). Have Windows XP SP1 on both computers, can anyone help please?