Just today I had to reinstall my OS on the main computer. Everything went smoothly. However, after reinstalling the OS, I can no longer get an internet connection on that main PC. I went through the correct procedure, and used the Wizard to make sure the PC knew I had the proper internet connection. The PC/Activity light was blinking normally, so I was extra confused.
I decided to bypass the router, and just go straight from the modem to the PC to test things out. This was how I had my PC set up for years prior to using a router. NOW I could see that the PC/Activity light was blank--no activity at all. The other four lights were solid, as they should be, but that activity light simply wasn't blinking. I went ahead and reconnected using the router, and again, the PC/Activity light once again blinked normally, but the connection still wasn't there. BTW--this entire time, I was/am able to connect to the internet with the "secondary" PC, which is how I'm writing this now. I'm able to use this since I'm home alone (and I feel like screaming a lot worse than McCauley Culkin)!
I've never had this problem in the past--the only previous problems I've had is when the cable is out completely, but nothing like this. Any idea whatsoever what this could be? I would very much appreciate your help.
Edited by Phase2, 21 May 2005 - 06:20 PM.