I live in a dorm where wireless routers are banned, but my RA told me that I shouldnt worry about that and that I could still use it. I used a linksys rangeplus router all last semester encrypted and named "Clapp". When I tried setting the router back up this semester, I simply could not connect to the internet at all. I tried plugging the ethernet cable directly into my laptop and I realized I had to log in again onto the schools network. I thought that everything would work out fine once I did that, and the local area connection did work perfectly once I logged back in, but the router still wasnt working- wirelessly or with another ethernet cable running from any of the ports to my laptop. I was told the dorm may have banned all the routers from last semester over the break, but I am picking up wifi from a connection I saw last semester so I think that is probably not true. When the router is plugged into the wall, it has the power, internet, and wifi lights all on, but I cant find "Clapp" on my list of connections. Also when those lights are lit up, if I try to plug in a cord from my laptop to the router, the internet light goes out. This is just really weird and I have no idea what to do.
Please help me out if you have any advice at all. Thanks in advance!