You guys, I am about as UN-computer savy as they come...but I'm going to try to ask this question and hope that I'm asking it in the right forum and that I can explain it correctly. I'm running Window's XP. We have a network at our house. My husband's computer is upstairs and my laptop is downstairs. We purchased a wireless router, but guess who still trips over a wire each night in our bedroom. Me. I told my husband that for Christmas I wanted wireless for my laptop computer...connected and actually WORKING so I can do away with this huge grey wire thingey in our bedroom. Well, he's been working on it all day today. Here is what we have so far. I go to Network connections. It says that NETGEAR (That's us) is CONNECTED with four bars and good strength. I then try to sign on to AOL ( I know I know) and get NADA. Same thing for Explorer. NADA. I have Spy Sweeper and Norton running, and they show no spywears or viruses. The dadgummed thing isnt working up in his office either. It just SAYS it is connected but it's not. Now the weird thing is this. I CAN connect to wireless in airports or Starbucks, etc. and...I also can connect to one of our neighbor's wireless....BUT..it is a very weak signal and I get disconnected and I want to be signed up to my own wireless not on their bleed over. Obviously my computer is able to sign up to wireless...JUST NOT TO OURS IT SEEMS! Is there anyone here who might know what we are doing wrong, and can explain it in terms that dumb blondes can understand? Thank you! Robin P.S. Please forgive me if I am asking the wrong question in the wrong place!