I tried to ipconfig/release and /renew - no dice. In the ipconfig I noticed that it assigned me a peculiar IP address that was 169.xx.xxx.xx - now... it assigns me that even if I connect directly to that computer without a router. It gives that for me if I do have the router set up. It gives me that address no matter what. The lights on my modem indicate I have internet, and this is proven by the fact that the computer I'm typing this topic on currently is online with the network. This computer also comes online directly from the modem without the router. It's just the one computer I can't get going, unfortunately that computer is the one I need desperately as its the one with all my work on it.
I have had this problem SEVERAL TIMES over the years. In almost all cases, I'd say 7 out of the 8 times, it fixed itself within a day for no reason - nice, but it never helped me learn anything about the whys and hows of this problem.
On ONE occasion, it was because the modem was out of date, that was less than a year ago - I contact my cable company and I got an updated modem directly from them to solve this issue, and it was solved for nearly a year, until now - I am very confident this is not a modem issue since it works fine on this other computer I have here. I am very confident that despite the fact my router might suck a little(linksys) - it is not causing this problem.
All the components are wired so it's not a weird wireless issue.
I cannot reset the modem and have it reassign the correct IP for me. It REFUSES to do it, it gives me the same 169. one every single time.
It suggested a system restore. I did it, it didn't work. People have suggested releasing and renewing, it didn't work. Resetting the modem didn't work. Nothing works. Prove you guys know about computers and explain what this issue is and how to fix it.
Edited by Atma, 12 October 2010 - 02:41 PM.