Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:22 PM
WOW!~! from the looks of all the posting titles in this forum I probably should take some time to search and see if my problem has been answered already...i'll bet it has. So forgive my early posting of my problem. Here it is:
I depowered my cable modem and router (and unhooked the Comcast cable as well) because I was having pixilation problems on my big screen. I know, dumb... ...resulting in my router re-setting itself to factory specs (and old network name).
So when I power everything back up, voila, I cannot see my network name, but I do see a name which was familiar (the original network name assigned when the router was first purchased).
I figured out what had happend, so far... So I click on that old network name and sure enough I have access to the internet from all computers (one hard wired desktop, three wireless lap tops. BUT, my network is not encrypted.
I go into the linksys web site (thank the lord I remembered my old user name and password...). At the Linksys web site they guide you through the process to reset you router. I set up the encryption protocol, shut down Linksys web site, AND,
Cannot access my network because it is "limited to local use..."
I go back to the LinkSys website, try changing things I probably should not. No luck.
So I finally set things up WITHOUT encryption. Now I can see my network but I want it encrypted. PLUS,
When I turn on more than one computer at a time I'm getting an error message that "the IP address on this computer is being used by other computers on your network!"
I do seem to recall that in doing the reconfiguration at LinkSys I may have been asked to click "yes" on getting a "new" IP address...and I bet with multiple computers on at that time, they ALL got the same IP address. Sound logical??
UPshot is, how, or can I set each of my computers with it's own IP address and still have each of them access my network at any time, regardless of how many are fired up. I assume yes, because that is the way it used to work!!!