The computer I am on now has always worked flawlessly, even when anything else was also on the internet. I was always able to have either my Xbox or Wii on, and still surf the net.
Then this past weekend I bought a PS3, and since then my network has been crapping out. I went into my router settings, and turned off "DHCP" something. I forget exactly what is was called, but I turned it off because I heard the PS3 couldn't connect to anything when it was on.
The next thing I did was type "ipconfig/all" into the command promp on my PC. From there, I copied the two DNS and the one IP address into my PS3 and set it all as static. I slightly changed the IP address because originally it was interfering with this computer.
After the PS3 was set up, I could be both online with the PS3 and with my PC. However, the PC in the other room (which is wireless) no longer has any internet access, regardless of what I do. However, my PS3 is wireless and still receives my router's signal.
On top of that, the only way I can get this PC online is if I run an ethernet cable directly from my modem to it. If I try to go through the router (this PC was wired), I get no connection. I have also tried getting onto Xbox Live through the router, and I still don't get a connection.
In short, it seems as though the ports on my router are no longer working. It still broadcasts a signal, so I'm not sure what the computer in the other room is doing -- my PS3 can get online just fine, and that's wireless as well. However, anything that is wired needs to go directly to the modem to work; I've tried numerous cable and port configurations with my router, and nothing has worked. I've tried power cycling it many times, and still nothing.
Does anyone have any ideas? I thought maybe the PS3 was "stealing" an IP address my computer needs or something, but it still won't access the net through the router, even if the PS3 is off.
Does anyone have any advice?
Edited by StealingYerMail, 18 June 2008 - 07:13 PM.