Did setting up a wireless network
Posted 17 October 2007 - 07:31 PM
Posted 17 October 2007 - 07:45 PM
Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:00 PM
Try tracing the cable wire starting from the modem and make sure that it is not cut or pinched anywhere that could be causing it to short.
I checked, it seems to be in good order. It has plenty of slack, and I always press the little button when ejecting the wire so it doesn't seem like I'm pulling the wire from it's end.
I should add that not only does Internet Explorer or Firefox freeze up when this happens, but my computer also won't allow me to close the window, and it won't let me open up the task menu by hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del either.
Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:30 PM
Posted 18 October 2007 - 07:42 AM
Posted 18 October 2007 - 08:28 AM
I am assuming you have XP.
For Windows 2000 and XP
1. Select Start>Run
2. Type cmd.exe
Result: A DOS-like command line window appears.
3. In the command line window, type ipconfig /release (make sure there is a space between 'ipconfig' and '/release')
Result: If you already have an IP address, it will change to 0.0.0.0. If you do not have an IP address, you will be told that all addresses have already been released.
4. In the command line window, type ipconfig /renew (again, making sure there is a space between 'ipconfig' and '/renew')
Result: You should have successfully acquired a new IP address, something like 18.X.Y.Z where X, Y, and Z are numbers.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 07:36 AM
Posted 19 October 2007 - 07:56 AM
If that does not work you can also try resetting the router to its factory default setting.
There should be a reset button on the back of the router, just depress that button and hold it down for 30 seconds.
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