I have the Sky Netgear router succesfully wired to the internet via a new Vista machine, so far so good... Upstairs I have a P3 98SE PC that I'm trying to connect to the router for internet access. I have installed a Netgear WG311(v3) PCI card in the 98SE PC and it can see the router with a good signal strength. This where it all falls apart:

I cannot ping the router (destination host unreadable), the IP address is stuck at Switching off the encryption and/or disabling UPnP makes no difference. The TCP/IP setup seems OK and I have tried changing from automatically assigned IP to assigning an IP at 'both ends'. Whatever I try seems to make absolutely no difference at all and it's driving me mad!

Please save my sanity.