New to this community so hoping some of you fine people can help me out. Here's my problem....
I'm running windows vista and have a broadband modem. Last year I installed a netgear wireless router and set up my network. All was fine until a few weeks ago when I could no longer connect to the interent. Confused, I removed the router and tried going straight into the modem - and it worked no problem.
This seemed strange, but several hours later having spoken to Netgear support - and trying every fix in the book - they told me it must be a faulty router, so im getting a new one sent out.
Being impatient I bought myself a DLink router today and tried that out, and wouldn't you know it I've still got problems. Assuming I'm not really unlucky and I dont have 2 faulty routers I'm starting to think there must be some settings not quite right on the modems, or vista, or a hotfix release thats changed something...
So with the DLink router I can connect to the internet, but the connection seem's to drop out. About 90% of the internet pages i go do dont display initially, but do on a refresh, and MSN/Skype only connect if I get lucky when i press the sign in button or i have to keep retrying.
Would anyone be able to offer me any help on this one?
Some details of my setup:
Vista Home Premium, DLink DIR615 - wired to - Motorola Broadband Modem
NetGear WGT624v3 was the previous router that getting replaced
flushing DNS/IP settings
'hardcoding' dns/IP details in the LAN setup
factory resets and re-installs
any help would be fantastic. thanks
(p.s. would the ipconfig output help? let me know and ill post it)