I'm running Vista SP2 on a laptop. I have strong wireless signal, I can connect to network drives through wireless, but I can't get connected to the internet using IE or Firefox.

I can ping the router (192.168.1.1) and google.com with 0% loss, but get General failure if I ping the computer IP 192.168.1.7.

Would greatly appreciate any help.

My first suggestion in these cases is to see what shows under Network and Sharing Center, View Status, Details. Make sure that you have an IP address in the routers subnet and Name Servers assigned that you can ping and query (from command prompt : nslookup google.com <name-server IP address> ).

If there are no discrepancies then the next thing to try is assign the wireless a static IP address, disable the device, wait 5 seconds then re-enable. See if you get a stable connection then.

Should be:

nslookup google.com 156.154.70.22
nslookup <domain name> <name server to query>

Sorry it is probably the way I listed the command options.