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I can't connect to internet using my wireless connection

Hi everyone,
Since yesterday (9th July 2008), my Fujitsu Lifebook P1620 (running Windows XP Tablet edition) and my Sony Vaio UX (running Windows XP Pro) have not been able to connect to the internet using the wireless connection I have at home. They both show that they are connected in the system tray notification area, the 'Connect to a wireless network' dialog box shows the network as connected and are always assigned ip addresses from the correct range. They can also connect (wirelessly) to the Hughes modem interface at My Sony Vaio TX5MN (running Windows Vista Business) is connecting to the internet via the same connection with no hassles. What could the problem be?

Thank you very much in advance

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I do have ZoneAlarm but a System Restore didn't fix the problem. Should I set ZoneAlarm to medium, remove it completely or remove the Windows update (if I have it)?

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Hello, thank you for the link, I'm checking it out now. Have a nice day.

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wireless connection problem

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I have a Dell laptop (vostro 1000) using windows xp. I have a similar problem with my verizon wireless connection. The problem started two days ago when i automatically updated MS security. I unfortunately do not know how to solve the problem, but this may help narrow down the problem. Every time I removed the latest MS security connection works. Every time my computer automatically updated...the connection stop. When signing on with verizon, it did take longer than usual, but it eventually appeared to be connected. It also automatically tried to open a Verizon webpage, but could not. Every attempt to open a browser and surf the web failed. I have turned off the Automatic security update and removed the latest update, but i would like to know what the conflict is with the latest update that prevents me from accessing the internet.

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