I'm looking for some help! I seem to be going around in a circle - here is my situation...
Wireless Broadband Router - Edimax AR-7084A. I have 2 PC's, one 98SE & one WinXP SP2.
My XP machine connects to the B/B Router using Cat5e, the 98SE PC connects using wireless.
The XP machine recently popped it's PSU - so a new one was installed and all was OK. This could simply be a coincidence but ever since the Psu blew, I have been unable to connect to the net.
Now I've done a bit of digging about & the router successfully connects to the ISP only when an ethernet cable ISN'T plugged in. (It's OK if connecting via the WLAN)
When connecting via an ethernet cable, the device just disconnects straight away from the ISP - but the NIC does obtain an I.P. address & can successfully browse to the routers config page in IE.
I thought it could just be a problem with the NIC on the PC but I've put a spare one in & even tried connecting to the router via an ethernet cable with a 3rd laptop - the same issue occurs.
What's going on?! There isn't any updates for the firmware so I don't know what else to try - apart from buying another DSL router! I think it's probably a hardware problem but a 2nd opinion would be greatly appreciated!!