IE and OE don't work when directly connected to wireless router

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by David Stuehler, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Here's the problem. I recently installed a Linksys wireless-G router connected to a DSL modem. I have a Dell XPST450 running XP Professional, Service Pack 2, connected to the router with a cable.

    Wireless computers connecting to the Linksys work fine. Another computer cabled to the Linksys router works fine. But, on my Dell, Outlook Express will not connect to my mail server, and IE will only connect to the Google website by IP address. Firefox also does not work, although it too can connect to Google. A google search in either IE or firefox produces a bunch of links, but none of them will work, of course.

    I have internet access on the Dell. I can ping by name or IP address. Timbuktoo (a remote desktop program) and WS-FTP work fine by IP address or site name, so DNS is working.

    If I unplug the router and connect the Dell directly to the DSL modem, IE and OE work fine.

    Are there some security settings or something I have to fix?
    David Stuehler, Aug 4, 2005
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