I'm posting this from my wifes laptop, I'll explain. For unimportant reasons, my wife and I moved house. The new house has telephone/net services from TeleNor. Her laptop connects to the net without issue. The telephone is VOIP and works fine.
My computers, at the old place, connected via my own router and cables. No problem. My wife did not, however, want my computers in the living room of the new house, so they are in an upstairs bedroom, where I am right now, typing on her laptop.
I bought wireless adaptors for my machines, supposedly reliable TrendNet cards. These, I have installed in the machines, and loaded the software. I have an icon in the tray saying I have connection to the router and excellent signal strength.
I try 4 different browsers, Outlook, BOINC and SiSoft Sandra - none of these can see the net however. The machines run Windows XP, fully patched.
There is clearly something wrong, but I cannot see where. Any ideas?