"BUT the the computer is connected to network. Something is not working right, but what?"
Seems to be a contradiction, are you connecting to your network or not?
Trying to access my home wireless network. Have XP with SP2 installed. Running a Dlink 650+ pc card in a Sony portable. Will not connect automaticlly to wireless network even though it is set to connect automatically. Bring up screen that shows wireless network and at the top it shows Not Connected but at the bottom the button shows Disconnect. The icon on the taskbar also show an "X" on the icon that shows connection. BUT the the computer is connected to network. Something is not working right, but what?