I have an XP system connected to a router via a wireless connection. The router is connected to the modem, which is connected to the broadband. Everything has been working fine for 8 months. All of a sudden on saturday, my computer disconnected from the internet and since, hasn't been able to 'find a network ID'. USually when this happens, I right click on the connection in the systems tray and 'repair', and it disconnects and refreshes the cache, assigns a network ID and its fixed. IT has been offline since.
I believe the problem is with the router. This is why:
1) I have tried connecting my computer using an ethernet cable directly to the router, but this still doesnt work, ruling out wireless trouble. I cannot even access the router page when connected to the router by cable.
2) Connecting the computer directly to the modem does work.
Other things I've tried:
ipconfig release and renew, worked when connected to modem, but not to router.
device manager- all my network adapters are 'working'
Tried stopping and restarting the DHCP client
and called my broadband provider, who working through the problem said its a problem with my router.
Other information that may be of use: I have symantec antivirus, a week ago I ran spybot and deleted some recommended spyware, two of which were 'windows' security things, but as they were recognised by spybot I deleted them. I have just 'undone' thos changes, in case it was that (but why would it have a delayed effect of 3 days to cut me off?)
I have tried resetting the router configurations to factory settings. I am not sure what to do!
Any help would be most appreciated!!! I can't leave my computer in my flatmate's room forever where the modem is!!
Edited by kbshiu, 29 November 2005 - 12:41 PM.