Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:59 PM
I'm no pro at this stuff, but this sounds like you're over exemplifying the situation. What I would do is completely disconnect everything and start from scratch. But even before that, take the modem you have, disconnect it, bring it back to our service provider and request for a new one. Comcast will give you a new one on the spot (I just did this today, lol), but it may differ with Verizon. Once you have a new modem, connect it directly to your computer (skip the router for now) and power up. Check to see if your wired internet connection is working. If everything is status quo there, then shut down your system and add the router to the picture. The long and short of it is basically connect the cat-5 cable from modem to your router then connect another cat-5 cable from your router to the computer. Boot up and again check if your WIRED connection works. If all seems well, then shut down again, disconnect your wired connection and boot up one last time. Hopefully, your computer will pick up the wireless signal and continue as it were before the issues. If it doesn't I would consider going into the the router settings and changing the channel of the router. Sometimes this will help reduce interference from users sharing a more common channel. Off the top of my head I can't think of anything else, sorry :-( like I said i'm no pro, lol. Good luck!