Now I have no internet and my PC will no longer communicate with my modem.
I'm running Win7 64 and connecting my "wireless" modem by Ethernet cable.
In my network screen I don't even have a home network anymore, just an Unidentified Network.
Unidentified Network - Public Network - No network access.
I've tried so many things from google that I'm about to give up and just reformat, but I'm honestly terrified that even if I do that it may not work again.
Things I've tried:
Getting back my home network -> It seems to be permanantly gone.
msconfig > services > disable or delete ##id_string1.6844(lots of numbers) -> This wasn't there to disable.
Disable Bonjour service -> not on my PC
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt -> did nothing
ROUTE DELETE 0.0.0.0 -> Said it couldn't find to delete (?)
Checked my DNS settings etc. All set to auto.
The above did nothing to help.
TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.
Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:
Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog
Reboot the machine.
Checked ICS (connection sharing) was disabled.
IPconfig /release IPconfig /renew -? didn't work either.
Last thing I tried was manually entering a gateway ip, since the space in my ipconfig was blank. I now have an IP showing in the gateway, but still no internet.
Should I set up manually like this: http://windows7theme...-windows-7.html
I'm really confused and frustrated atm, so I'm going to take a break...but for the above link, I have no idea at all what I would be supposed to type into the boxes for a manual connection, or even if it'd help.
Would these be right? At the moment my modem is assigning one of the 169.254 addresses.
If the Local Area Connection hasn't managed to get an address (in which case it may have a "169.254" address), give an address manually:
IP address - 192.168.1.2
Subnet mask - 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway - 192.168.1.1 (the router's IP address).
Honestly, I've been at this for hours now and I just feel ill whenever I try and turn my mind back to this. Will formatting my HDD fix this? I'm really at a loss. Please help
Edit: One of the replies I seem to remember involved phoning my ISP and getting a new IP assigned to me, or something similar, I have no idea if this would work, but thought I should mention it.
Also, I'm concerned that if I reformat, then my problem may still be there, could I need a new modem perhaps? Just trying to cover all eventualities here.
edit 2: Probably goes without saying, but I've power cycled my PC, my modem, unplugged my ethernet cable etc. at least 10 times trying various things so far. No go
edit 3: Forgot to mention that I've also tried a system restore, but that didn't fix this problem either.
edit4: Various other messages I've got from Microsofts Troubleshooter:
The homegroup is not available because you are not connected to the home network.
No networks are set to the the home network location.
Local area connection does not appear to have a valid IP configuration.
It all worked before, but is it possible my modem will need replacing? Did I somehow permanantly disable it from connecting to my PC? I still can't get access to my routers control page via my web browser.
Edited by Akimb0, 06 July 2011 - 11:05 AM.