Linksys Wireless Router & SBS2003 Problem

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Hi all, can someone please help me with my problem?

I have a home network (server - sbs2003/ISA2000, workstation laptop - winxp sp1) and I used to have a cable modem connection and the home network worked fine. I've recently moved home and took the opportunity to get a wireless router/modem and a wireless card for my laptop.

Now the problem I have is this, when connecting the server/laptop to the wireless router I get an IP address from the router going to the server fine (router default gateway 192.168.1.1 IP address to server 192.168.1.101) I have switched off DHCP on the router so that an IP address can be given to the laptop from the server internally, but this does not happen. I get a private 169.xxx.xxx.xxx IP address instead. Now if I re-enable my internal network card on the laptop and reboot it connects to the network fine and issues an internal ip address and I get internet access as well as access to all shared drives. Also if I enable DHCP on the router and use the wireless card I get a 192.168.1.102 IP address to the laptop from the router and can get internet access (but no shared drive access). I have switched off the router firewall for the time being until I can resolve the problem (winxp firewall is not enabled)

Obviously I want my laptop to access the home network via the wireless connection so what am I missing? Why am I not getting an internal IP address when trying to connect to the server via the wireless connection.

I have updated the wireless card drivers and also the firmware for the router. Can anyone else give me some idea as to why this is happening?
 
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