"Michelle" <mh_londonNOJUNK@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>I want a second computer (which uses XP) to be able to connect to my
> It CAN connect to the wireless network, but cannot see the internet.
If you cannot enter router's device IP in a browser and access the router's
Admin screen, then the machine doesn't have a connection to the router
> I have a Netgear wireless Router, and a security enabled wireless network.
You should disable it to see if the computer will connect without security.
> The other PC can connect to the wireless network with good strength, but
> cannot see the internet.
You need to connect the computer to the router with a wire connection to
see if it can access the Internet and to see if the computer can access the
router's Admin screen using the router's device IP in a browser.
> In Vista's Network Sharing Centrethere is a properties box which deals
> with Internet Connection Sharing. But when I try to tick the 'Allow other
> users to connect through this computer's internet connection' box and
> click OK, I get a messagebox come upo telling me that 'An error occured
> while internet connection was being enabled'. Should I be trying to enable
You need to understand what a router does. The router is the one that is the
gateway to the Internet and is the one the that is providing the Internet
Connection to all computers connected to it. The Vista machine has nothing
to do with this when the router is in play, concerning other machines trying
to access the Internet.
> Am I doing this in the right place? if so what else do I need to do to
> enable the internet on the other machine? Any ideas...?
You can call the manufacture of the router and let them help you.