My home network consists of a Linksys BEFSR41 V2 router that connects my two desktops and a printer to each other and through the cable modem to the internet. I just bought a Linksys WRT54G V5 wireless router. I want to use it to connect to my old HP notebook which has a linksys Wireless G PCMCIA card. The notebook works fine at the lab where I normally use it. I just want to be able to access the internet from home.
I would prefer not to disturb the present network. It didn't work when I plugged the wireless router into the uplink port on the wired router, so I plugged it directly into the Modem, I got "You have successfully connected to the access point, but the internet cannot be found." I get the same message if I plug it into the uplink port of the old wired router or one of the other ports. When I put the cable modem back to the old router, and plug in the old computers the way they were they work fine, but the laptop still can't find the internet. If I plug everything into the new wireless router, I get no internet anywhere. The "internet light on the wireless router is lit. as are the power and WLAN lights.