Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:25 PM
Hi everyone. My problem -- after using my PCs to test a friend's router, one of my PCs will not reconnect to my own router (they both connected successfully to my friend's router). The other of my two PCs immediately connected to my own router after I set it back up.
-Each router is a Linksys. I have been using a WRT54GC without any problems (until now) for probably 5 years. My friend's is a WRT54G2.
-Each of my PCs has a linksys wireless PCI adapter, I think the one in the computer that is currently connected to the network has the SpeedBooster option.
-For network connectivity, I use the Wireless Zero Configuration service on both PCs.
-In my network, I had the now-defunct PC bonded to a static IP outside the DHCP range of my router since I used it as an http server every now and then. The other one was assigned an ip by the router's DHCP server.
I disconnected this router from my modem and unplugged it, then did the inverse with my friend's router to test it. I reset the G2 router's firmware using the 'reset' button on the unit and each of my PCs connected immediately (i changed the ip address of the one with a static ip to be recieved by the DHCP).
Once that was done, i hooked my router back up, in both PCs used the wireless zero config to search available wireless networks, and connected to my old network. The problem is, the PC that originally had the static ip did not reconnect. The other once connected without a hitch.
To solve the problem, I have reverted my ip back to a static one, entered in the DNS's, etc., but it will simply not connected to my wireless LAN. I deleted the LAN of the test router from the list of networks to automatically join. I reset the firmware of my router, and re-added my PC to the static ip list. rebooted both pcs many times, one connects and the other wont. they existed in harmony for 2 years without a problem until I had them connect to a different router. I dont know which direction to take.
Any ideas, anyone? Thank you so much for your time.
Sorry for the length,
tl;dr computer wont connect to my router after testing a friend's router