My friend has
(W2K) with wireless connection
that he had been using on his Comcast router for months without a problem.
It is using a Linksys wireless adapter.
He also has a Desktop PC (XP home) using the network through a wired connection to the router.
He took his laptop to work and connected to the network at work and all was well.
When he returned home, the laptop could not see the Internet on his home network.
It had the association with the router but was not getting an IP address.
We connected it to the router using a Cat5 cable and still, no Internet.
I noticed his desktop pc was running Zone Alarm (free version I think).
am not familiar with ZoneAlarm.
stopping his laptop from getting an IP address even though
Zone Alarm is running on the Desktop?
I shutdown ZoneAlarm on the desktop and then about 15 minutes later,
the wired and wireless both were able to see the Internet.
I'm afraid if he takes his laptop somewhere else and then returns it to his home network the same problem will happen again.
What can he do to
Operating System:Windows 2000 Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)