I have a belkin router and a windows 7 pc. I did try to reset the router to factory defaults. I also shut the router and modem off and also tried restarting my computer. I even restored my computer to yesterday's settings..
How do I assign static ip addresses? Also how do I connect to googles public DNS? Is that a good long term solution that will work for every iPhone or iPad that walks into my house and tried to connect to my wireless network?
To be able to tell you how to set static IPs, I would have to know the exact model of your router. But for the DNS thing:
1. In the bottom right corner, click on your network connection (the wireless icon if it's wireless)
2. Click "Open Network and Sharing Center"
3. Click "Change adapter settings"
4. Whichever adapter is currently connected, right click on it and select "Properties"
5. Find "Internet Protocol Version 4" in the list and click on it once
6. Click "Properties"
7. Click the button next to "Use the following DNS server addresses" and enter the following:
Preferred DNS Server: 188.8.131.52
Alternate DNS Server: 184.108.40.206
8. Click "OK", and close out of everything. It will automatically apply the settings.
If the problem is, in fact, an IP conflict on your network, assigning static IPs to your devices should help. If other devices come on to your network, it depends how many are there at a time whether static IPs will work. It is guaranteed to work if you assign a static IP to everything
that comes onto your network, but not all of us want to do that. So, if you only have a couple other devices (aside from your own) on the network at a time, there is an extremely good chance there won't be an IP address conflict, unless there is some other underlying problem.