I hope you are all well.
First, let me know explain, I have stumbled across this forum via Google, so I hope my post is appropriate. Second, I am no 'network' genius, so I hope my experience is appropriate, or not too inappropriate!
I have recently signed up to Virgin Media fibre cable broadband (UK based). The internet is working wonders. Straight from my wall, into the modem they provided, them from the modem to my laptop, works great. Really fast. Really pleased.
However, whats the point of having laptop if I have to plugged it in right? So I'm trying to get up a wireless network using a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router (which Virgin Media tell me shouldn't have any problems).
To get this to work (on their suggestion), I simply unplug the ethernet cable that was going from my modem to my laptop into the router, so it's going from the modem to the router (into the internet port), and then use another ethernet cable from the router to my computer (I done this just to work as a channel so I could set the router up by going to the IP).
The Internet, wireless and port lights come on (green), as they should do. So I'm confident the internet is passing into the router as it should. However, my network connection on my laptop is constantly saying 'Identifying'. I know my laptop/wireless works, as I often use it elsewhere.
I am using Windows Vista home, and I have the connection set to obtain IP/DNS automatically. The connection is using IPV4 and IPV6 (which I do not know too much about).
Any help would be much appreciated, and if you have any questions, I will try and answer them the best I can. But I would class my 'knowledge' as beginner when it comes to networking.