Well, I don't want to be one of those people who is constantly posting computer problems, and I'll try not to do that in the future. But I'm hoping some of the more computer savvy here can help me out of a bind and save me the hassle of talking to someone who barely speaks English or the cost of a new wireless router. Basically, I have a motorola cable modem hooked up to a linksys router, which I purchased last July. Last night, I tried to get on my wireless network and couldn't. My computer wasn't detecting my network, even though all the appropriate lights were on on my modem and the wireless router seemed to be hooked up okay. It was, however, detecting a bunch of my neighbor's internet connections, but when I tried to get on those, even the ones with a strong signal, there seemed to be some trouble determining my computer's IP address.
Then, when I tried just hooking up the modem directly to the computer, it also said it couldn't determine the IP address.
Anyway, this morning I decided to try to reinstall my cable modem. I reinstalled the modem and was able then to connect to the internet if I hooked the computer up to the modem. I still can't get a wireless connection though, and I can't find my installation disk. My next step, I guess, will be to call the linksys tech support in India, who will probably tell me to unplug everything and restart my computer and then when that doesn't work they will tell me I need a new router.
Any computer gurus out there got any advice?