I finally get it all setup yesterday......all security is up......WPA2, changed router interface password, turned off SSID.....yada yada etc.
Things are working great and BAM!!!!! all the sudden about sixteen hours later as I am doing my e-mails my laptop mysteriously loses connection to the router.
So I go downstairs figuring it's Comcast having problems and check the modem...nope modem is fine......try my desktop connection which is hooked up thru a cable directly to the router......nope desktop connection is fine.
With my last router I would ping the IP address I have assigned to my laptop which is 192.168.2.3...I did this because when I went to use my wireless printer sometimes my laptop and printer would have a conflict both battling for the same IP. Well, I could not ping my laptops IP from my desktop.....usually I can just restart the router and it will fix this issue.
Well it didn't......after freaking out for some time I just finally unplugged the router for a couple minutes, plugged it back in and the all the sudden my laptop was fine again.
But this doesn't make me feel any better as I still do not know the cause of the issue and am really hard pressed to be pacified by some random chance thing I did working because I will go thru the same aggravation when/if it happens again.
I did notice that I had turned off my AV firewall the other day when setting up the other router and turned Windows Firewall back on but when I had this issue I noticed they were both back on, so I disabled windows firewall this time, I know two firewalls can cause issues.
Was also wondering, is it possible that initially my modem had a reset...modem I am talking about, not the router....and when it came back on my desktop and laptop were competing for my laptops assigned IP?
Anyways...networking is so aggravating because it can be so many things.....I love the internet but sometimes I associate the term....the web......as me being Frodo stuck in a big nasty spider web in Shelobs cave and it being quite nightmarish.
You check so many forums and it's anywhere from 1-10 pages of replies all saying a different thing and the issue never actually being resolved.
Edited by Aiyana, 06 October 2011 - 06:37 AM.